Asian carp

Environment & Science
6:08 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

No genetic evidence of Asian carp found in Kalamazoo River in latest round of tests

Two hundred water samples were taken Oct. 7 and 8, 2014, along the Kalamazoo River in Allegan County. This map details recent lab results that show no positive results for silver carp eDNA of 200 samples.
Credit Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The most recent round of environmental DNA sampling on the Kalamazoo River showed no evidence of genetic material from Asian carp, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Ed Golder, spokesperson for the department, says this is very good news, "but it doesn't mean that we're going to stop being vigilant about the concern that Asian carp generally, and silver carp and big head carp in particular, pose to the Great Lakes."

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