Asian Carp

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.

Provided / Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Commercial anglers are working to catch invasive Asian carp on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. The anglers have deployed indicator flags to mark the locations of their nets.

courtesy of Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

Construction has started on an experimental project to fight the Asian carp inhabiting Lake Barkley.

Erica Peterson, WFPL News

New efforts to remove Asian carp in Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley were announced on Thursday in a release from the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says reducing the population of invasive Asian carp is the number one issue he wants to accomplish in west Kentucky this year and next.

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS News

Lake City Fish Market is somewhat nondescript -- a metal-sided warehouse makes up the entire business, situated a few miles from Kentucky Dam.

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

Multiple Chinese investors are developing a 72-acre multi-tract industrial park in Ballard County dedicated to processing Asian carp. Stakeholders, state and local leaders and international press gathered for the announcement Friday at Two Rivers Fisheries. The new International Fisheries Park will significantly expand and complement operations in and around the existing operation.

Brandi Greenfield / Gypsy Sparrow Co.

Marshall County Commissioner Kevin Spraggs is holding a meeting in Benton next week to organize community members in the fight against Asian carp.

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