MADISON – In response to the detection of Asian carp DNA in a single water sample from Sturgeon Bay, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will collect additional water samples from Sturgeon Bay on Nov. 12 at the request of the Department of Natural Resources.
“We were notified last week of this single positive detection of Asian carp DNA out of more than 280 water samples collected from Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan waters,” says Bob Wakeman, aquatic invasive species coordinator for DNR.
“Right now, we are unsure if the DNA came from a live fish. It is possible that it washed off from a boat, came from droppings from a bird that ate a silver carp, or from some other temporary source.