Asian carp are invading Tennessee’s waters 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, multi-state update and networking call about Asian carp activities across the Southeast. This meeting 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 participants to share information, insights, activity updates, and strategies to address the widespread and ongoing 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 state’s work to tamp down Asian carp.
Photo credit: Ryan Hagerty/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers