Asian carp discovery renews debate over Chicago locks (PHOTO)

(CHICAGO) — The discovery of an invasive Asian carp six miles from Lake Michigan has intensified the debate over potentially closing navigation locks, the Christian Science Monitor reported. The 19-pound fish was caught beyond the Army Corps of Engineers electric barrier that is intended to keep the unwanted species away from the Great Lakes. Closing locks on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal would cause economic harm to the barge industry.
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By Professional Mariner Staff