I pledge to:
#1: Talk to My Legislators. And Keep Talking to Them.
Asian carp isn’t just a Tennessee issue. It’s a national issue that requires a national response. To stop Asian carp, I will ask local, state, and federal lawmakers to pay attention to the issue and devote more resources to address it.
(The best place to start is to send your legislators an email right now. It only takes minutes!)
#2: Not Move Bait Fish
I know Asian carp have a shad-like appearance and are easily mistaken for bait fish. Because moving young Asian carp increases the chances of introducing reproducing carp to new areas, I will not move bait fish from the waters where they are caught.
#3: Report Asian Carp to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Monitoring Asian carp is important, so I will report the location and date of sightings of Asian carp along with a photo or provide the fish itself.
In West Tennessee, report young Asian carp. In East Tennessee, report sightings of any kind. Simply call Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s main fisheries office at (615) 781-6575.
#4: Share Information with a Friend
I will spread the word about Asian carp by telling friends and posting information like tnwf.org/AsianCarp to social media.