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Kentucky Is Using 'shocking' Boats To Show Just How Bad Its Asian Carp Problem Is
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Kentucky Is Using 'shocking' Boats To Show Just How Bad Its Asian Carp Problem Is

(CNN)Asian carp are a serious problem, and Kentucky is getting creative in dealing with the invasive species.

Rowers attacked by flying Asian carp The big fish are famous for damaging fishing boats, breaking equipment on board and even injuring boaters. "They're the ones you hear about jumping up and hitting people and even breaking bones sometimes," Brooks said. "They spew blood and mucus as a stress response. If they land in your boat, they'll be flopping around, and they'll get slime around." Kentucky's lake tourism is at risk Kentucky and Tennessee have been working together to get the commercial fishing industry to remove Asian carp. This latest project is aiming to save Kentucky and Barkley lakes, Brooks said. "The two lakes themselves are very important for tourism for both recreational fishing and boating," Brooks said. "It's an industry of over a billion dollars a year for our two states. We're trying to figure out how to remove mass amounts of Asian carp." The wildlife department is working on an experimental project to prevent carp from entering Lake Barkley.