Asian Carp

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The Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Commission voted Friday to move forward with a proposed emergency regulation that would allow year-round commercial fishing of Asian carp every day on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. A spokesperson for the commission said the proposal is expected to be made official by April.

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   The Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Commission will meet Friday morning to consider whether to allow weekend commercial fishing of Asian carp on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, and the Lyon County judge executive is making a push for its approval.

 

Commercial fishing of Asian carp on the two lakes is currently only allowed on weekdays during summer months, April to September, because of past concern that recreational boats might get caught in fishing nets.

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The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission plans to discuss proposed hunting and fishing regulation changes at its spring meeting this week.

Taylor Inman, WKMS

Kentucky is awarding a fish center in Wickliffe a contract to establish the state’s first-ever “fish house” to fight the state’s Asian carp problem. 

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Kentucky officials say they are aiming to install a riverbed bubbler and sound system in Lake Barkley early next year as an environmentally friendly way to block the spread of an invasive fish.

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  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he has secured $11M to combat Asian Carp in west Kentucky waterways.

The scale of the Asian carp problem has gotten considerably worse in recent years as the invasive species moves further into Tennessee. The state Wildlife Resources Agency is developing a plan to keep the carp contained and eventually push them back.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

 

A congressional hearing on the growing problem of invasive Asian Carp in Kentucky and Tennessee waterways drew a crowd of more than 375 people at the Lyon County Convention Center Friday afternoon.

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Kentucky could receive additional federal funds to manage the spread of invasive Asian carp.

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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials want to cull the commonwealth’s Asian Carp population. A fish processing facility in rural west Kentucky wants to help, but it, too, needs a hand.

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