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BLAST ALERT: Invasive Carp Fished with Electricity for Research

Attacking the carp problem in Kentucky involves a lot of electrofishing. Here's what happens when it gets crazy.

Shootin' fish in a barrel, eh? You've heard it, probably used it, maybe even referenced it while actually fishing.

It's meant to imply something's really easy.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources brought a new perspective on that idea with their recent Facebook video showing what happened while electrofishing the Cumberland River near the Barkley Dam.

Getting the Jump on Asian Carp

GETTING THE JUMP ON ASIAN CARP at Barkley Dam tailwaters...Our Fisheries staff collected invasive Asian Carp yesterday for study using "electrofishing” equipment (stuns fish). Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Tennessee Valley Authority, local government and industry to battle Asian Carp and protect our fisheries and fishing! Through this partnership, an experimental "Bio-Accoustic Fish Fence" (BAFF) is being constructed and will be installed to test effectiveness for helping keep Asian Carp out of our waterways.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources 发布于 2019年7月31日周三

Asian carp are a serious problem facing American waterways, especially large river systems that connect states and

Here's what the Facebook caption said:

GETTING THE JUMP ON ASIAN CARP at Barkley Dam tailwaters...

Our Fisheries staff collected invasive Asian Carp yesterday for study using "electrofishing" equipment (stuns fish). Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceU.S. Army Corps of Engineers, HeadquartersU.S. Geological Survey (USGS)Tennessee Wildlife Resources AgencyTennessee Valley Authority, local government and industry to battle Asian Carp and protect our fisheries and fishing! 

Through this partnership, an experimental "Bio-Accoustic Fish Fence" (BAFF) is being constructed and will be installed to test effectiveness for helping keep Asian Carp out of our waterways.

The fish fences they referred to are one of the tools being used around the country to fend off Asian carp spread. If proven useful against an onslaught like they're facing in the Cumberland, the collaboration could be on to something.

And hopefully this is among the last of these types of videos we see released in the news.

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BLAST ALERT: Invasive Carp Fished with Electricity for Research