Category: Invasive 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 …

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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. “… …

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RSVP for the Next Asian Carp Grassroots Action Call Thursday, October 31 at 1 p.m. CT / 2 p.m. ET   If you’d like to join us , please take a minute to RSVP by October 25 (and ask questions …

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Kingston tackles the Silver Carp Issue by Hugh Willett The Kingston City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution in support of efforts to stop the migration of Silver Carp toward Watts Bar Lake. “This is something simple that we …

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Letter from WBEFC – Silver Carp Migration All: Please see the Senator-STRAWMAN LETTER and information from the TWF. $25 million has be allocated to the silver carp problem, but it is clear from what I heard on the TWF Conference …

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WBLA Annual Fall Meeting 2019 Watts Bar Lake Association – Annual Meeting (9/28/2019) – The WBLA will meet on Saturday, Sept. 28th, at the Spring City United Methodist Family Life Center building, beginning at 6:00PM. Please arrive earlier to verify …

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Opinion: Electric barriers necessary to stop carp takeover From Knoxnews.com Timothy Joseph, Ph.D., is a fishery biologist, chairman of the Watts Bar Ecology and Fishery Council, wbefc.org, and a resident of Rockwood. The optimism expressed in the article “Officials optimistic …

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The Roane County Lions Clubs are sponsoring a science based educational seminar, September 10th at 6pm at the Kingston Community Center. The detailed PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Timothy Joseph, a Roane County Fishery Biologist, will explain the ecological and economic …

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From Times Free Press The fish are Asian carp, an invasive species whose growing population has migrated from the Ohio River into the Tennessee River, threatening the region’s renowned biodiversity, commercial fishing industry and posing a health risk to recreational …

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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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