Asian carp DNA found in southwestern Michigan

October 7, 2014 1:43 PM

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Asian carp DNA found in southwestern Michigan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that while Asian carp DNA has been detected in the lower Kalamazoo River, there are no indications of an actual fish population in the river, which is a tributary of Lake Michigan.

One of 400 water samples taken in July from below the Caulkins Dam in Allegany County tested positive for silver carp, a species of Asian carp. The MDNR is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to access the discovery, which marks the first time that Michigan has seen a positive result for...

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