Invasive Species

Silver Carp Media Roundtable Materials (Aug 5)

For everyone who was unable to attend the Silver Carp Media Roundtable on August 5; you may watch the recording here. Here is the Dropbox link to the presentation, silver carp photos and fact sheets. For the photos, please credit: Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Scott Fiedler Public Relations Public and Community Relations …

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Multi-Agency Webinar: Signup: Silver Carp in the Tennessee River System

Multi-Agency Webinar- Subject: Silver Carp in the Tennessee River System All: On August 5th at 1:30 ET, multi-agency experts who are working together to fight the migration of silver carp in the Tennessee River System will provide a media briefing. You can listen and watch this briefing by using the following link: Register Here or …

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Asian carp roundup in Kentucky opens new front in battle

A roundup of Asian carp on Kentucky Lake using 1,000-foot-long (305 meters) nets is opening a new front in a 15-year battle to halt their advance By TRAVIS LOLLER and JOHN FLESHER Associated Press February 12, 2020, 3:54 AM GOLDEN POND, Ky. — Like a slow-motion, underwater cattle drive, wildlife officials in a half-dozen aluminum …

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Bighead Carp

Federation Led Effort To Secure Millions for Asian Carp Fight

Asian carp are one of the largest threats facing Tennessee’s waters, fisheries, recreation, and local economies. >>LEARN MORE: Asian carp in Tennessee’s waters Tennessee Wildlife Federation has been working hard to fight the invasive species for years. We’ve had wins along the way but this winter, our efforts paid off big! A $25 million appropriation …

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Profiting from Asian Carp? UT economist proposes plan for invasive species

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Asian Carp species that invaded the Mississippi River has moved aggressively into the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. The fish reproduce quickly and have no natural predators, so if there is no intervention, they will continue to spread. The agency also reported the fish …

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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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