For decades, Asian carp have been moving north toward the Great Lakes, threatening its $7 billion sport-fishery as they undermine fisheries throughout the Mississippi River basin. For much of that time, Marc Smith of the National Wildlife Federation has been a leader in advocating for solutions to stop Asian carp.

On this episode of the NWF Outdoors Podcast, Marc and host Drew YoungeDyke discuss the history of the effort to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes and the current status of the Army Corps of Engineers plan to block them by rebuilding a lock and dam south of Chicago.

The National Wildlife Federation Outdoors Podcast is supported by a conservation partnership with Rep Your Water, which supports the National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes Regional Center’s work to stop Asian carp. 

Great Lakes Conservation Coalition

About Great Lakes Conservation Coalition

The Great Lakes Conservation Coalition is an informal affiliation of conservation groups working in the Great Lakes region and collectively representing millions of hunters and anglers. Working together, we help advance solutions to the conservation challenges threatening our fish, wildlife, and outdoor heritage.