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Invasive fish — heading here to destroy

Invasive fish — heading here to destroy By Timothy Joseph, PhDFishery Biologist The “invasive” Silver Carp (from Asia) have overrun most of the Mississippi and Ohio River watersheds. They have occupied the Tennessee River as far upstream as Wheeler Reservoir

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TVA lakes named some of best in the Southeast

TVA lakes named some of best in the Southeast For The News Courier Jul 11, 2019 Clean water, careful management, aquatic plants and southern hospitality create the perfect recipe to make Tennessee Valley lakes some of the best bass fisheries

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Kentucky wildlife officials trying new Asian carp control

Kentucky wildlife officials trying new Asian carp control GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) – A fishing method originally developed in China will be used to remove invasive Asian carp from Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. The “unified method” of fishing drives

Bassmaster Magazine – Watts Bar Lake: “15th best bass lake in the Southeast Region”

The bass fishing world was buzzing in 2018 when Bassmaster Magazine declared Chickamauga Lake the second best bass fishing lake in the entire nation. However in the 2019 Bassmaster Top 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings, Bassmaster decided that the bass fishing

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Silver Carp Report

The Silver Carp Report – WBEFC All: The Silver Carp Threat Report is now available through a link to the WBEFC website. http://wbefc.org/silver-carp-report/ These fish are the most serious and REAL threat to our lakes that has ever risen. It

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Endangered Mussels to Gain Protected Habitat in 18 Eastern, Midwestern States

For Immediate Release, June 4, 2019 Endangered Mussels to Gain Protected Habitat in 18 Eastern, Midwestern States Contact: Tierra Curry, (928) 522-3681, tcurry@biologicaldiversity.org WASHINGTON— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today agreed to designate critical habitat for four endangered freshwater

TVA-Notice of Comment Period and Public Meetings

TVA-Notice of Comment Period and Public Meetings TVA’s Updated Natural Resource Plan and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Available for Public Comment and Review TVA has released its draft Natural Resource Plan (NRP) and associated draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS)

Clean Boating Day

Boating Safety - make this summer a safe one.

Clean Boating Day on Watts Bar Reservoir Watts Bar Lake Association (WBLA) is planning a Clean Boating Day on Watts Bar Reservoir on Saturday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members are needed to man boat ramps to

Anglers hooked on Watts Bar

By Nick Davis nick.davis@news-herald.net Anglers from 13 states took to Watts Bar Lake in Loudon over the weekend to compete in the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail. More than 50 teams participated in the two-day tournament for an opportunity to

Tennessee Valley Authority can face injury suits, top court says

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the government-owned power utility corporation Tennessee Valley Authority cannot generally claim sovereign immunity to avoid personal injury lawsuits. The justices in a unanimous 9-0 ruling reversed the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of

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