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 jump out of the water when they hear loud sounds and there are reports that they have injured boaters and skiers.