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Grothman, Pocan Announce Bill to Help Prevent Invasive Species' Access to WI Lakes

11-Jan-2019

A bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday would help keep Wisconsin’s lakes healthy by restricting the access of invasive fish populations. Republican congressman Glenn Grothman along with democrat Mark Pocan of Madison introduced the bill – which would amend the Federal Power Act to allow the Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of the Interior to consider the threats posed by invasive species before issuing a mandate for a new fish passageway to be built through a dam. Those passageways ensure native fish are able to safely travel around dams – but are also used by invasive species like the Asian Carp to move into rivers and lakes and disturb native species and their habitats.

A press release about the bill says the Fish and Wildlife Service has ordered a fish passageway be installed at the dam in Prairie Du Sac in southern Wisconsin. Asian Carp have been found at the base of the dam – which could allow them passage into the Wisconsin River, Lake Wisconsin and eventually the Great Lakes. 

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