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Thursday, January 29, 2004

Thanks, but No Thanks!

As reported at, this week a legislative panel in Maine unanimously rejected a proposal to introduce grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) to lakes as a control for invasive aquatic plants. The rejection was likely due to testimony at a public hearing last week, where opponents cited the carp's voracious, indiscriminating appetite. Even lake associations that had originally supported the proposed legislation changed their minds once they heard the details. The bill, which was introduced in December 2003, was first mentioned in this ISW entry. (I wonder if the AP reporter chuckled when s/he wrote the part about the bill being "dead in the water"?)

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