Dec 3, 2009
Sacrifice the few to save the whole
The Army Corp of Engineers' fish kill on a 6 mile stretch of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal began last night and is underway now. If you remember my previous post, they are killing all fish in the zone to allow time for repairing an electric fence. The fence is designed to protect the Great Lakes from the Asian carp invasion, and while it is down the poison should take care of the lakes. Protecting the lakes from Asian carp will protect will $7 billion per year fishing industry. I believe this to be a noble cause, but will ultimately prove insufficient.
Apparently, fish are floating but no Asian carp yet seen in poison zone.
Any of my blogging buddies in Chicago land go check this out?
Update: They found 1