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Fri March 15, 2013
Environmental Watchdog

Carp Madness Tournament Tackles Invasive Species in Kentucky Lakes, Rivers

Asian carp is an invasive species of fish that can devastate aquatic ecosystems and, as they have a propensity for leaping out of the water, injure boaters. And once they've gotten into a river or lake, they're nearly impossible to get out. But for two days this week in Western Kentucky, teams of commercial fishermen tried. They descended on two lakes to catch as many Asian carp as possible. It was a tournament sponsored by the commonwealth and it was called…Carp Madness.

Credit Erica Peterson/WFPL