DNA from Asian carp found in southwestern Michigan

October 7, 2014 4:02 PM

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DNA from Asian carp found in southwestern Michigan

ALLEGAN, Mich. – Genetic material from Asian carp has been found in the Kalamazoo River in southwestern Michigan, but there's no indication the invasive fish have become established in the river, officials said Tuesday.

DNA from silver carp was detected in one of 200 water samples taken in July from the river in Allegan County, this one from below the Caulkins Dam about 24 miles from Lake Michigan, the state Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said.

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