Funding for Great Lakes programs would be cut by 98 percent.
The Trump Administration’s proposed budget eliminates the $300 million in annual funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
A graduate student at the University of Toledo in Ohio discovered grass carp eggs last summer in the Sandusky River, which flows into Lake Erie.
The study found strong currents from barges can pull Asian carp through electrical barriers designed to keep them out of the Great Lakes.
The fish have already been found in many of the rivers that connect to the Great Lakes, including the Wabash River in Indiana.
Asian carp have been found breeding in the Great Lakes watershed, which could make eradicating them from Indiana's waterways more difficult.