Opinion

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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Opinion: Electric barriers necessary to stop carp takeover

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 about progress in fight against Asian carp” is misplaced. The facts stated by Tennessee Wildlife …

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