Asian carp are invading our waters—harming native fisheries and making boating dangerous.
But it isn’t just a Tennessee issue. It’s a regional issue that requires a regional response if any progress is going to be made—and then kept.
Tennessee Wildlife Federation started a monthly update and networking call about Asian carp in the Southeast. This meeting of professionals has grown to include key state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, and congressional representatives from Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
The call provides a way—which didn’t exist before—for these leaders to share information, insights, and strategies to address the Asian carp invasion.
Only by sharing resources and information will we be able to get this problem under control. The call has already begun to unify these states’ work to tamp down Asian carp.
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