The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will hold a public meeting Thursday, May 24, in Paris, Tn. to discuss concerns about Asian carp that have become unwelcome inhabitants in the Tennessee River and Cumberland River systems.
The meeting is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Enoch Building located within the Henry County Fairgrounds at 517 Royal Oaks Drive in Paris.
“We will present an update on Asian carp and the agency’s involvement in control strategies, but we will also be talking about local sport fisheries in general,” said Frank Fiss, the chief of TWRA’s Fisheries Division.
Tim Broadbent, a long-time TWRA biologist and manager, has spent much of his career surveying fish populations in Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. He will accompany Fiss as the agency’s spokesmen.
“There are four species of non-native Asian carp that have populated Tennessee’s waterways,” said Mr. Fiss. “We will present updates of our current research efforts and control measures.”