Talking Carp in D.C. Congressional Briefing

Feb 25, 2020

Sunset on the river
Invasive carp have become one of the greatest threats facing our aquatic ecosystems. And with fishing and recreational boating generating $7.2 billion in economic output and supporting more than 27,500 jobs in Tennessee, we stand much to lose.
TAKE ACTION>> Join the fight against invasive carp

On February 11, Federation staff joined a panel of other experts in a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Attended by more than 30 congressional staffers, we shared the negative impacts of invasive carp in Tennessee and the critical need for continued funding.

The panel closed with a request for Congress to continue to fund invasive carp control strategies, primarily installing barriers and supporting commercial fishing.

Tennessee Wildlife Federation continues to work with partners nationwide to secure congressional support for additional funding in the next budget.

READ MORE>> Federation-led effort secures $25M for invasive carp fight

Featured photo by Lori Hailey

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