The Great Lakes are critical to Michigan’s economy and outdoor heritage.
The threat of invasive species to the Great Lakes is one of the greatest economic and environmental threats to our state. Asian carp have been found present in Lake Calumet, Illinois – which has direct access to the Great Lakes and the $8 billion economy they support.
If Asian carp establish populations in the Great Lakes, they will devastate the region’s fishing and boating industries. It is imperative we act quickly to take the necessary steps to protect our Great Lakes.