Tina Lam of the Detroit Free Press has just reported that Asian is working up there way to Lake Erie.
They are currently on the move in the Indiana River, it’s only a matter of time till’ they enter Lake Erie. I just receive the article today, my Dad spotted it yesterday in the news.
This is very sad news, if the Asian carp make it to Lake Erie it’s all over folks. They will demolish the entire Ecosystem in Lake Erie. And if they are in Lake Erie, you know they’ll be making there way up to Lake St. Clair and the other Great Lakes. It’s just so sad politicians and the DNR haven’t done anything about his problem. They did set put up an eletric barrier, but that doesn’t seem to be working. The Asian carp have already made it past that point, one Asian carp was found in Lake Calument, six miles from Lake Michigan.
It’s sad this issue has to come up during a time of crisis for the United States, President Obama already has to deal with deeper issues such as the economy, job loss, the oil spill, and the war. It makes me wonder if anything will ever get done. They could of locked the gates at Chicago to stop the fish from intruding, but that never happened either.
The truth is I think most people of the country and the Politicians don’t care. They will care though when the fishing businesses puts a bigger strain on the economy of Michigan. If you don’t know this already, the fish business is a multi-billion dollar industry in Michigan.
I guess twenty years from now, the only fishing I’m going to be doing in Michigan will be on inland lakes. I can’t see myself fishing for an ugly fish such as that Asian carp. I hear it’s pretty good to eat them and they put up a great fight, but that will soon get old for me. I mainly fish for the sport, the enjoyment of not knowing what type of fish will be at the end of my line. I do eat my fish occasionally, but most of the time no. I just hope something gets done, I will be praying that the eco system stays the way it is in our beautiful Great Lakes.