What: A Congressional Briefing on Asian Carp Control and Management in the Upper Mississippi River Ohio River Basins
When: Wednesday, July 25, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building
The Northeast-Midwest Institute's Mississippi River Basin Program and the Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association (MICRA) will hold a Congressional briefing to discuss the ongoing efforts to control the spread of Asian carp in the Mississippi River Basin on July 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in 2167 Rayburn.
The briefing will provide Congressional staff, regional and environmental organizations, and interested members of the public the opportunity to hear directly from stakeholders from the Upper Mississippi and Ohio Rivers about the current efforts to monitor, control, remove, and deter the spread of Asian carp, as well as a discussion of the impact that invasive Asian carp have on the recreational fishing and related industries. Presentations will be followed by a Q + A session with the panel.
The list of speakers includes:
- Mr. Greg Conover, MICRA, US Fish and Wildlife Service
- Mr. Nick Frohnauer, MN Department of Resources
- Mr. Ron Brooks, KY Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Mr. Aaron Woldt, US Fish and Wildlife Service
- Mr. Bill Taylor, Fishing League Worldwide
For more information, please contact Eric Heath, Senior Policy Counsel for the Mississippi River Basin Program at the Northeast-Midwest Institute.