Plan to block invasive fish worries Louisiana business group
NEW ORLEANS- A business lobbying organization in Louisiana is expressing concerns about proposals to block an invasive species of fish from the Great Lakes.
The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry has released a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging consideration of alternatives to proposed structures that could affect maritime traffic from the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes.
LABI's letter acknowledges concerns that Asian carp could harm the Great Lakes fishing industry. However, the organization notes the importance of maritime traffic to Louisiana's economy and says thorough studies are needed on the cost effectiveness of structural controls.
Proposals include upgrading Illinois' Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Des Plaines River, part of an aquatic chain connecting Lake Michigan to the Asian carp-infested Mississippi River watershed.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Max Gruver's parents react after Matthew Naquin found guilty of negligent homicide
Portion of South Flannery Road closed for bridge repairs
Building material theft caught on camera during Tropical Storm Barry
Matthew Naquin released from prison before sentencing
Baton Rouge school desegregation leader Robert Williams has died