Fisheries, Midwest Region
Conserving the Nature of America

Bighead & Silver Carp eDNA Early Detection Results:
2021 Upper Mississippi River

Pool 8

Samples Collected: Week of 03/22/2021
Reported On: 04/21/2021
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Samples Collected
Silver Carp Positive
Bighead Carp Positive
Invasive Carp eDNA Positive**
550*
14
1
7

* Cooler blanks (field controls) included in number of samples collected.
** The invasive carp eDNA marker tests for DNA that is found in both Silver and Bighead Carp. A positive result indicates that either or both species DNA was present in the water sample. It cannot distinguish between Silver Carp, Bighead Carp, or both species.