Kentucky is piloting a new approach to stopping the spread of Damaging Asian carp with a noise-making, bubbling “fish fence.”
Kentucky officials are expecting a noise-making, bubbling “fish fence” will help stop the spread of damaging Asian carp.
In Kentucky’s Barkley Dam on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others assembled to commission the new bioacoustic fish fence close to a lock in the bottom of the dam. The $7 million, three-year field trial will help wildlife officials determine how effective the device is for keeping Asian carp from entering the lock and moving .
Wildlife officials decided to test the fish fence at a place where Asian carp are already established, so that they could easily track their movements. If the Barkley Dam trial is successful, they expect to move quickly to set up the technology in areas the invasive fish haven’t yet reached in massive numbers.