January 27, 2010

the brownline 2010.01.27

  • VHS found in Lake Superior fish. Cornell University reported they had found trace amounts of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) in organ samples taken from a small number of healthy fish in four sites in Lake Superior.
    “VHS remains a threat to all the Great Lakes, and we will increase our efforts to slow the spread through public awareness of the simple things boaters and anglers can do to help,” says Michigan DNRE Director Rebecca Humphries.
    Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said the recent finding of VHS in Lake Superior would not lead to any immediate regulation changes for anglers or boaters. Because complacency always works...
  • Congress to seek more money to fight Asian carp. Members of Congress say they'll seek $20 million to study using poisons to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. Just what we need, more studies. Time to quit fucking around and actually get down to doing something, now!

Our environment is going to hell in a bucket.

1 comment:

  1. Jeff Frye, Lawrence, KSJanuary 28, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    I don't think we need a $20 million study on using poisons to eradicate Asian carp. Take the $20 million and however much it would cost to execute the plan and put a $5 bounty on them. This would start thinning them out immediately instead of letting them continue to populate while trying to figure out if poison is such a good idea. This could also put some folks to work. It obviously sounds too simple to fit a government vision of how to accomplish things, but I don't think is that far fetched.