Governor asks for potential solutions to the problem.
The next step for researchers is figuring out how to stop grass carp from gaining a foothold.
The calls are growing after a live Asian carp was discovered last week in a Chicago waterway about 9 miles from Lake Michigan.
Some Asian species pose a threat to the Great Lakes.
Invasive fish has been found in Lakes Erie, Michigan and Ontario, although it's uncertain how many there are or how widely they have spread.
The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission has confirmed that environmental DNA from the invasive Asian silver carp and bighead carp has been found in six water samples collected from the Ohio River last year.
A new study published in the Journal of Conservation Biology reports the combined conclusion of a panel of U.S. and Canadian fisheries experts that bighead and silver carp would have little negative effect on Lake Erie perch and walleye
Searchers looking for bighead and silver carp in the Muskingum River didn’t turn up any of the invasive species, the Ohio DNR reports.
Analysis of water samples taken from several locations on the Muskingum River in Ohio last fall have tested positive for the presence of Asian carp environmental DNA, also known as eDNA.
Scientists said they have documented for the first time that an Asian carp species has successfully reproduced within the Great Lakes watershed, an ominous development in the struggle to slam the door on the hungry invaders that could threaten native fish.
Wildlife officials and researchers have been testing the waters of an eastern Ohio river for the invasive Asian carp even though there are no signs of it yet.
225 samples taken from Maumee River, 100 from Sandusky River for test
The $50 million federal plan released recently for keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes did include measures to prevent the fish from jumping the continental divide from the Wabash River system over to the Lake Erie basin via the Maumee River.
Ohio and Kentucky fishery officials are taking a hard look at part of the Ohio River in search of the invasive Asian carp.
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is helping fund efforts to prevent the potentially dangerous invasion of bighead and silver carp (also known as Asian carp) into the rivers, streams, and lakes in the Muskingum River Watershed.
Asian carp eDNA turns up in bay and river
Part of ongoing search for invasive fish in Erie
On July 30-31, the Ohio DNR, Michigan DNR, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collected 150 water samples from the Sandusky Bay and Sandusky River.
After a week of intensive electrofishing and gill netting activities officials have found no bighead or silver Asian carps in western Lake Erie
For Rick Unger, the recent discovery of genetic material from Asian carp in Lake Erie is just one more reason to close down the link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River in Chicago.
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