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Futher monitoring finds no eDNA from Asian carp

Photo: T. Lawrence, GLFC

Earlier this summer the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found environmental DNA, or eDNA from Asian carp in the Kalamazoo River, prompting further surveillance efforts.  State and federal agencies are closely monitoring the Great Lakes region for evidence of Asian carp, a group of invasive carp species that would have a devastating effect on the Great Lakes fishery and ecosystem.

The results are in: no further Asian carp eDNA was found in the Kalamazoo River during the most recent round of monitoring.  Read the full press release from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources…