Asian Carp

ERICA PETERSON, WFPL NEWS

  The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has a new plan to use a traditional Chinese fishing technique to reduce invasive Asian Carp.

Michelle Hanks

  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says his ability to include Kentucky-specific items in the federal spending bill is a reason voters should reelect him in 2020.

Western Kentucky Fisheries via Facebook

A partnership between local fishermen and state government has met its goal of harvesting 5 million pounds of invasive Asian Carp this year. 

via USGS

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says $25 million has been secured to fight invasive Asian Carp in Kentucky and other states in Congress’s latest funding bill.

Screenshot / Asian Carp Aid

A west Kentucky non-profit will host a music festival in 2020 to raise funds for projects assisting in the fight against invasive Asian Carp in the region.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

A new Marshall County non-profit plans to assist in the fight against invasive Asian Carp.

The group is called Asian Carp Aid. The nonprofit is putting together a network of donors and volunteers in the region to raise funds and public awareness about Asian Carp in west Kentucky. 

Matt Quinn is the founder of Asian Carp Aid. He said he hopes the organization will help return west Kentucky's tourism dominance.

"This is a method of raising our community to try to restore ourselves from a fishing tourism perspective," said Quinn.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A new barrier that combines light, sound and bubbles to deter Asian Carp is now installed in Lake Barkley.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Congress may award an extra $14 million to help fight Asian carp in Tennessee.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Kentucky and Tennessee wildlife conservation leaders and government officials are pushing for the U.S. House to approve millions in federal funding to combat the invasive species Asian Carp. 

A release by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office said on Thursday $25 million was included in a U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations bill to support initiatives fighting Asian Carp across the country. 

Ryland Barton / Kentucky Public Radio

Biologists in Kentucky are working on an experimental barrier that they hope will deter invasive Asian carp from entering the state’s two largest lakes.

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