Month: November 2019

County takes aim at invasive fish species

by Reed John The Rhea County Commission approved a resolution on Tuesday, asking that the state government take further measurers to stop an invasive species of fish — Asian carp — that could destroy local ecosystems and in turn hamper efforts to draw fishing tournaments to Rhea County. At Tuesday’s commission meeting, Rhea County resident …

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Resolution Passed

Commissioners also took a stand against invasive Asian carp by passing a resolution supporting efforts by the Tennessee legislature, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority to control and prevent the fish. “… Loudon County Commission supports the funding and installation of electric barriers to control the movement …

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