State environmental regulators will survey a lake in southeastern Michigan for a species of Asian carp. Grass carp don’t pose the same risk to Michigan waters as do bighead and silver carp, but the species does eat vegetation that’s beneficial to native aquatic life and may alter fish habitat and it is illegal to possess, sell or stock them.
The state Department of Natural Resources will survey Mars Lake in Lenawee County next week. The agency received an anonymous photo of a grass carp in that lake.
Just last week, Michigan’s attorney general charged an Arkansas man with illegally possessing and selling more than 100 live grass carp in Michigan.