Save the River’s John Peach on anti-carp technologies
Outdoor Canada is pleased to present Blue Fish Radio—podcasts about the future of fish and fishing in Canada. The program, produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther, is dedicated to sharing first-hand angling knowledge, scientific discoveries and supporting local champions who protect and enhance their waters.
In this episode, John Peach (above), executive director of Save The River, lays out his plans to engage the U.S. federal and New York state governments to spend $778 million to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.
The proposed technology includes an acoustic fish deterrent, an electric dispersal barrier, an engineered channel, a flushing lock and other measured designed to stop carp, while still allowing ships to transit between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River.