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The following schedule is from the 72nd Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies which was held October 21-24, 2018 in Mobile, Alabama. 
Tuesday, October 23 • 1:40pm - 2:00pm
SYMPOSIUM-05: Asian Carp Research Efforts in Western Kentucky

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AUTHORS: Joshua Tompkins, Jessica Morris – Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources; Dr. Tim Spier, Murray State University

ABSTRACT: West Kentucky is home to two of the largest reservoirs east of the Mississippi River, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. These reservoirs, along with their tributaries, represent a US$1.2-billion sport fish and recreational boating industry. Asian carp threaten the sport fishery of the lakes and jumping Silver Carp can cause injuries to recreational boaters. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is dedicated to removal of these invasive species from our waterways. KDFWR also recognizes that invasive Asian carps is an issue throughout the Mississippi River drainage. Therefore, KDFWR routinely collaborates with multiple agencies, universities, and members of the private sector to combat this issue. KDFWR battles Asian carp in Western Kentucky on many fronts including augmenting commercial harvest of Asian carps, surveying Silver Carp population dynamics, using sonic telemetry to track Silver Carp movement in the reservoirs, and assisting with the testing of a sound deterrent system for blocking passage of Asian carp through Lake Barkley Lock and Dam. Results from these research efforts will be used to inform the commercial fishery to increase Asian carp harvest, determine impacts of Asian carp on sport fish populations, monitor Asian carp population dynamics as commercial fishing pressure increases, and inform managers throughout the country of the potential for using sound as a barrier to Asian carp movement.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 1:40pm - 2:00pm
Grand Bay II

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