Asian carp pose the greatest threat to our freshwater rivers and lakes in modern times. Brought to the United States in the 1970s to help maintain ponds used for aquaculture, Asian carp have expanded their range throughout the Mississippi River basin into the Tennessee and Cumberland River systems.
Tennessee Wildlife Federation has been actively working to address the Asian carp problem in our state and the Southeast.
This September, the Federation held its first Asian carp grassroots action call. This call was open to the public and provided an overview of the Asian carp problem, an update on the Asian Carp federal appropriations effort, highlights from the field, and a question and answer session.
The featured guest presenter Frank Fiss is the Chief of Fisheries for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. For several years, Frank has been actively working at the forefront of efforts to address the Asian carp problem. He shares some highlights on the agency’s latest activities and milestones.