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Asian carp jump from Kentucky lake as 'electrofishing' is used in study

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(Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resource via Storyful)

GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (STORYFUL)- A team at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources used “electrofishing” equipment to stun hundreds of invasive Asian carp near the Barkley Dam for a study, video released on July 31 shows.

This video shows the fish jumping from the water while wildlife staff gather the fish into their boat. The fish were being collected for a study into how a “Bio-Accoustic Fish Fence” will keep the carp out of waterways, the department said.

Officials say the Asian carp threaten the region’s fishing industry by reducing the food available for local fish populations.