Trucking Company Fined $75k For Hauling Asian Carp Across Border

Governments are tying hard to contain the spread of Asian carp across borders, but us humans keep getting in the way of containment.

A trucker who was hauling iced fish was stopped at the US/Canadian border for inspection, and because the cargo contained some Asian carp, the goods were looked at more closely by Canadian officials.

Evidently, the inspectors dropped a few fish into water and they came back to life just like Houdini. Thus, they weren't hauling dead fish, but live fish, a big fine if you're hauling this less than precious cargo.

How's $75k for the trucking company and $5k for the driver? Steep yes, but it sends a message.

Asian carp, stay out!

From michiganradio.org

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2 comments:

  1. With the problem the Mid-West has been having with the Asian Carp, not stiff enough.

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  2. Geesh! Keep those things away! They have ruined so many fisheries. Even locally they are in two of our rivers.

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