U.S. House approves Asian carp bill

Dec 02, 2010 | 01:20 PM | Corinna Petry

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved by a voice vote the Asian Carp Prevention and Control Act, a bill that regulates bighead Asian carp under the Lacey Act, banning importation and interstate transport of the invasive species currently threatening the Great Lakes.

The Senate unanimously passed a companion measure earlier this month, and the bill will now head to President Obama's desk to be signed into law. If signed, the bighead carp will join company with silver carp, which the Fish and Wildlife Service already regulates.....

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