Governor Daniels Visits Fort Wayne Nature Preserve

By Scott Sarvay

March 23, 2012 Updated Mar 23, 2012 at 1:24 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – Governor Mitch Daniels is applauding local efforts to keep the destructive Asian Carp from getting into the Great Lakes.

On Friday the governor toured the Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve in Fort Wayne where representatives from the Department of Natural Resources showed him the barrier they created to help stop the spread of the invasive fish.

Other ideas used by neighboring states have been to close waterways used for shipping.

Daniels says he isn't sure that's the right move.

Governor Daniels says, “When the alarm first started some people suggested some rather extreme measures that would have cost a lot of Hoosiers their jobs. Some of us said, wait a minute that may be an over-reaction and may be too extreme and so what I think you're seeing here is a more thoughtful and scientific approach.”

The DNR says this barrier cost a little more than 100-thousand dollars.

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