Tag: Asian Carp
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October 20, 2021 | 9 minute read
The fate of millions of invasive carp — and fisheries along the Mississippi, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers – hinges on the high-tech tools housed inside two, nondescript metal containers atop the bullnose that separates Lake Barkley’s lock from its dam. Learn more...
March 19, 2018 | 8 minute read
Eastport, Mississippi — This stretch of the Tennessee River is considered the most aquatically biodiverse in the nation, teeming with sportfish and at-risk snails and mussels. Locals boast that Pickwick Lake, where Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee come together, is “the smallmouth bass capital of the world.” Catfish and buffalo fill commercial angler’s nets. Marinas lining the reservoir’s roads attest to Pickwick’s huge economic impact. Yet the Tennessee River, and a way of life, is under siege. Learn more...
The spread of four species of large carp—bighead, black, grass, and silver— threatens the Southeast’s renowned aquatic biodiversity and local outdoor economies. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its federal and state partners are on the front line fighting Asian carp in southeastern waters. The asian carp problem Extensive flooding in the 1970s forced Asian carp into rivers, streams and lakes and the fish have continued to migrate. Large portions of the nation’s river systems are now occupied by one or more species of Asian carp. Learn more...
August 10, 2020 | 1 minute read
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with federal and state agencies, recently participated in a webinar sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority that focused on Asian carp expansion across the Tennessee and Cumberland river systems. Learn what’s being done to combat the invasive fish. Read the full story...
November 8, 2019 | 8 minute read
Grand Rivers, Kentucky — An experimental project designed to keep invasive Asian carp from moving farther up the Cumberland River was unveiled Friday at Lake Barkley. A bio-acoustic fish fence (BAFF) was deployed on the downstream side of Barkley Lock. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and U.S. Congressman James Comer along with project partners, ceremonially inaugurated the BAFF system as part of a three-year evaluation to deter Asian carp from migrating through the navigation lock. Read the full story...