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Tue January 29, 2013
KY Wildlife Officials Want Action on Asian Carp
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is considering ways to keep Asian carp from spreading in state waterways and they want anglers to go online to take a survey about their proposals.
The department says Asian carp can outcompete with native fish for food and also threatens Kentucky ecological systems, recreational boaters, anglers and the commercial and sport fishing industries. The department may propose a regulation to restrict all movement of Asian carp, regardless of how it's caught or collected. The agency is also considering a regulation that would restrict movement of all live bait-fish from the water in which it is caught or collected to any other water body to avoid accidentally moving Asian carp.