CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say genetic material from Asian carp has been detected near Lake Michigan, but a follow-up search turned up none of the invasive fish.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service posted results last week from sampling conducted in the Chicago Area Waterway System in early April.READ MORE: 'No Brainer': Football League Opts To Move Games Out Of Minneapolis After Shooting Left Spectator In Critical Condition
Most of the 401 water samples were negative, but six registered DNA hits for silver or bighead carp in Lake Calumet, a few miles from Lake Michigan.
Scientist say if the fish become established in the Great Lakes, they could out-compete native species.READ MORE: Good Samaritan Hit By His Own Car Gets His Vehicle Back
Asian carp DNA has been found repeatedly in Lake Calumet and other spots beyond electric barriers intended to block them.
An official with the federal agency told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel crews searched for live Asian carp last week but found none.MORE NEWS: Minnesotans Return To Work As State Unemployment Rates Drop
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