Tippets: Carp Invasion, Radioactive Tuna, Sport of Diversity

June 3, 2012 By: Erin Block

  • The Ottawa government has allocated $17.5 million for the fight against Asian carp invading the Great Lakes. The four key directives are “prevention, early warning, rapid response and management and control,” says Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.
  • Researchers have tracked bluefin tuna from Japan to San Diego, finding 10 times the radioactive levels in them than in those before the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster. And while the levels are well below Japan’s set safety limit, researchers suggest that “other migratory animals, such as turtles and seabirds, may also be spreading Fukushima’s radioactive discharge far and wide.”
  • Fly fishing is a sport of diversity. From the fish themselves to insects and wildlife. And recently Scott, of The Fly Commission, stopped to think about how many different species he saw in one day out on the water. When you stop to pay attention, you just might be surprised.