Congressional Briefing on Asian Carp Control and Management

What: A Congressional briefing on Asian Carp Control and Management in the Ohio River and Upper Mississippi River Basins
When: Wednesday, September 6, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 2043 Rayburn House Office Building

The Northeast-Midwest Institute’s Mississippi River Basin Program will hold a Congressional briefing in conjunction with the Mississippi River Cooperative Resource Association (MICRA), Congressman Mike Kelly (PA), and Congressman Ron Kind (WI) on Thursday, September 6 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served.

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 Mississippi and Ohio Rivers about the ongoing efforts to control the spread of Asian carp. The briefing will include an overview of current efforts to monitor, control, remove, and deter the spread of Asian Carp, as well as a discussion of the role of public-private partnerships in these efforts.

The list of speakers includes:

  • Mr. Mike Weimer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Mr. Nick Frohnauer, MN Department of Resources
  • Mr. Ron Brooks, KY Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Mr. Andre Raghu, Blue Shores Fishery
  • Mr. Greg Conover, MICRA, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Presentations will be followed by a Q + A session with the panel. Representatives from the US Army Corps of Engineers and US Geological Service will also participate.

For more information, please contact Joe Vukovich, Senior Policy Analyst for the Mississippi River Basin Program at the Northeast-Midwest Institute.