An environmental activist and former state official from Indiana has been put in charge of the campaign to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.
John Goss, executive director of the National Wildlife Federation's Indiana affiliate, was named the Obama administration's Asian carp director Wednesday.
Goss previously headed the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
His appointment to the Asian carp post was announced by Nancy Sutley, chairwoman of the Council on Environmental Quality.
Goss will lead a team of federal, state and local agencies working to keep bighead and silver carp from gaining a foothold in the lakes, where scientists fear they could starve out prized sport and commercial species.