New Report Reveals Information About Asian Carp DNA - Northern Michigan's News Leader

New Report Reveals Information About Asian Carp DNA

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A new government study says live Asian carp don't have to be present for their DNA to turn up in the environment.

The report identifies six ways genetic material from bighead and silver carp might have reached waterways in the Chicago area and western Lake Erie.

It says the DNA may have come from storm sewers, fisheries sampling gear, fish-eating birds, dead fish carcasses, barges and sediments.

DNA from those sources could remain in place for several days, meaning finding DNA does not equal live fish in the area.