Great Lakes Asian Carp Prevention Legislation Passes Senate

The Horinko Group has posted a new headline from the office of Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich) entitled “Senate Passes Levin’s Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act.”

The press release details how the Senate passed S. 1421, the and Control Act which would list the bighead carp as injurious under the Lacey Act. Species listed as injurious may not be imported or sold in interstate commerce if the species is alive. The Fish and Wildlife Service has already listed other varieties of Asian carp as injurious in an effort to minimize the risk of an intentional introduction of Asian carp. The House of Representatives must still pass this bill.