Thursday, April 14, 2011
Councilwoman leads way to block Asian Carp from entering Lake Erie.
Although only five Asian Carp have been identified in Lake Erie, Councilwoman Jennifer Fenderbosch wants to send out a message: These invasive fish, which grown as large as 110 pounds, are not welcome in Lake Erie. Avon Lake City Council passed a resolution April 11 urging “immediate action” from the state of Ohio and the federal government to close the locks in Illinois and put in dam structures preventing any water flow between Lake Michigan and associated waterways. Vermilion already passed a similar resolution. “Lake Erie has the most to lose,” Fenderbosch told council members, a week after giving a presentation on how the Asian Carp, which can eat 40 percent of their body weight a day, can cause serious injury to Ohio’s $17 billion …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Asian Carp considered by some as a threat to Lake Erie fishing industry.
Avon Lake’s Environmental Committee voted to move a draft ordinance that would address the Asian Carp issue to city council, most likely in the next few weeks. The ordinance, presented by Council woman Jennifer Fenderbosch, chair of the city’s Environmental Committee, urges immediate action from the state of Ohio and the Federal government to eliminate “the threat of Bighead and Silver Carp, commonly known as Asian Carp from entering the Great Lakes.” “This was discussed by the Environmental Affairs Advisory Board and all but one voted for it to move to council,” Fenderbosch said at the Feb. 21 Environmental Committee meeting. The ordinance suggests the city join Vermilion, who passed similar legislation in October of 2010, urging …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Also this week: Find out about preventing Asian carp from threatening Lake Erie
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Week of Jan. 26 - Feb. 1 This week on ALC-TV, the Environmental Issue Series focuses on the aquatic invasive species, specifically preventing the Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. Jeanne Shuster gives more tips to those in the work force and/or looking for jobs on the “Human Resource Connection.” Singer JimyT entertains Jan and Jean on “City Happenings 101.” Public Access Channel 99 Program Schedule Midnight; 8 am; 4 pm Sunday Service of Lakeshore United Methodist Church 1 am; 9 am; 5 pm St. Joseph Catholic Church Sunday Mass 4 am; noon; 8 pm "City Happenings 101" with Jan Van Wagner and Jean Sekulic 5 am; 1 pm; 9 pm “MGP” Rehearsals for “The Sound of Music” 5:30…
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Invasive species expert David Kelch will address concerns Wednesday.
The concern over Asian Carp entering Lake Michigan through the Chicago waterways might not seem like an issue that would worry people in Avon Lake. But it could be a tragedy for communities on Lake Erie in Ohio, says an invasive species expert. "Business and recreational activities could be devastated in shoreline communities if Asian carp enter the Great Lakes." David Kelch, an associate professor with the Ohio State University Sea Grant Program, said. Kelch is scheduled to speak at the Avon Lake Public Library Jan. 12 as part of the Environmental Issues Series. Five states, including Ohio, have sued to close the locks in Chicago to create a barrier to prevent the carp from moving into Lake Michigan and the rest of the Great Lakes. A …