The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold its final meeting of the calendar year on Dec. 7-8, at Lone Oaks Farm in Hardeman County near Middleton.
Committee meetings start at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The formal TFWC meeting begins at 9 a.m. on Friday.
Frank Fiss, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Fisheries Division chief, will have a presentation on the status of Asian carp in Tennessee waterways. He will discuss the latest efforts by the TWRA and its partners to control and contain the invasive species.
The TWRA will bring forward a number of budget expansions so the agency can accept funds from other sources. There is no increase in of license dollars included in the expansions. The chiefs of the respective divisions will explain the requests.
A presentation will be given in regard to a future workshop and evaluation process relating to TWRA and TFWC in recruiting, retention, and reactivation (R3). Dave Chanda, from the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, will discuss national trend information and suggestions for future activities.
The TFWC will be meeting for the first time it established the state’s 2018-19 sport fish and commercial fishing regulations at its September meeting in Gatlinburg.