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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to host meeting on strategies to control Asian carp
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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to host meeting on strategies to control Asian carp

 

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. (Central) May 31 to discuss ways to combat the growing Asian carp problem in Kentucky. The meeting is being conducted at the Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center in Gilbertsville.

Employees of the department’s Fisheries Division will present a variety of information about Asian carp, including the biology and history of these species. Employees will also discuss ongoing management plans and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s efforts to bring federal attention to the Asian carp invasion in Kentucky and other states in the lower Mississippi River basin.

Asian carp are a highly invasive species that can outcompete native fish species for food. 

To date, commercial fishermen and potential markets offer the most promise for removing large quantities of Asian carp in Kentucky and Barkley lakes, and the tributaries inhabited by these fish. Two species of Asian carp – the bighead carp and the silver carp – have infiltrated large areas of the state from the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

 

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources manages, regulates, enforces and promotes responsible use of all fish and wildlife species, their habitats, public wildlife areas and waterways for the benefit of those resources and for public enjoyment. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. For more information on the department, visit our website at fw.ky.gov.



Thursday 19 May 2011 - 15:26:28



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