If Asian carp infiltrate the Great Lakes, it is predicted that they could severely harm the ecosystem and disrupt the region’s $7 billion sport-fishing industry. So the uncertainty about the status and source of Asian carp environmental DNA (eDNA) that has been found in Lake Erie is cause for concern. Fish and wildlife officials are troubled after finding positive results from samples taken in 2011 and again from samples taken between July 31 and Aug. 4 this year.

 

Issue Publication Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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