Governor Forms Commission To Control Spread Of Invasive Asian Carp
Here’s a story without any connection to the COVID-19 pandemic, but is causing serious problems for boaters and fisherman alike and it’s in the form of a fish. On Wednesday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the formation of a commission to exam and study ways to control the spread of the highly invasive Asian Carp. The carp, known to jump when disturbed by boats, can cause injury if the fish collides with a boater. Lee says the Asian Carp has the capacity to deplete and alter the current food web.The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency says if you catch an Asian Carp to put the fish on ice or freeze it and contact TWRA immediately. The announcement comes just before this Weekend’s Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday.