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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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A fish kill of roughly 6,000 near on Lake Barkley late last week isn’t necessarily an uncommon occurrence according to the KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

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Kentucky energy companies are providing Kentucky Fish and Wildlife biologists with materials to more efficiently create artificial fish habitats.

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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area says wildlife refuges are reopening next month.

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An official says storm-damaged trees at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will be cut and left on the ground.

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is organizing a “Carp Blitz” next month to shed some light on the growing population of invasive Asian carp in Kentucky and Barkley lakes.

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