A company lobbying organization in Louisiana is expressing concerns about proposals to bar an invasive striper in the Great Ponds.

Proposals include upgrading Illinois’ Brandon Road Lock and Dam around the Plusieurs Plaines River, a part of an marine chain connecting Lake Michigan towards the Asian carp-infested Mississippi River watershed.

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The Louisiana Association of economic and Industry has released instructions towards the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers advocating thought on options to suggested structures that may affect maritime traffic in the Mississippi River towards the Great Ponds.

LABI’s letter acknowledges concerns that Asian carp could harm the truly amazing Ponds fishing industry. However, the business notes the significance of maritime visitors to Louisiana’s economy and states thorough research is needed around the affordability of structural controls.

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