GREEN BAY - Wisconsin wildlife officials say Asian carp DNA has been found in the Fox River in downtown Green Bay.
The state Department of Natural Resources says a single positive sample for silver carp was identified from 200 samples taken this summer in the Fox, a tributary of Lake Michigan.
The discovery by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was in the heart of the city, and was part of a survey that started at the mouth of the river and ended about five miles upstream.
DNR aquatic invasive species coordinator Bob Wakeman tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1nynTNX ) the discovery is important, but says officials don't want to jump to conclusions that Asian carp are there.
In November, the DNR reported that a sample of a silver carp had been found near Potawatomi State Park, where Sturgeon Bay opens to Green Bay.
|Story By: Associated Press