John Flesher | Jan. 29, 2014 | Detroit Free Press
Placing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish, according to a scientific analysis released Wednesday.
While other studies have weighed the pros and cons of different proposals for stopping the carp, this one went further by rating their likelihood of success.
The study was conducted by scientists with the University of Notre Dame, the U.S. Forest Service and Resources for the Future, an independent research institution. Their conclusions were based on a survey of experts in fisheries management, aquatic nuisance species and other relevant topics.