Company Bids To Control Asian Carp

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): In an effort to stop the migration of Asian carp, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources received a bid for a construction project at Eagle Marsh.

The company is Fleming Excavating Inc. of Decatur, and they submitted a bid of $1.96 million to help control the spread of the invasive species. The Indiana DNR says the problem is that the carp compete for food with native species, and the key is to keep them moving as to not upset the balance in the ecosystem.

The Journal Gazette reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is spearheading the project to control the spread of the Asian carp. The company says it's plans include earth moving and erosion control.