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ACRCC Releases 2020 Asian Carp Action Plan

harvesting Asian carp in a net
Harvesting Asian carp using the Unified Method. Photo by Illinois DNR.

(March 13, 2020) The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee has released the 2020 Asian Carp Action Plan.

The updated plan includes aggressive new prevention and control efforts, including expanded Asian carp population reduction efforts, large-scale field trials of potential barriers and deterrent technologies, and actions to address black and grass carp threats.

The updated Action Plan incorporates aggressive new prevention and control efforts, including:

  • expanded Asian carp population reduction measures along established fronts
  • large-scale field trials of potential barriers and deterrent technologies
  • actions to address the growing black and grass carp threats

The Action Plan also addresses priorities for early detection and monitoring of all life stages of Asian carp, contingency response, secondary pathway mitigation, and stakeholder communication and outreach.

Substantial funding for ACRCC activities is provided under GLRI.

Read the full news release

2020 Asian Carp Action Plan (PDF, 5.4MB)