VIDEO: Ky. wildlife officers use electro-fishing equipment to stun fish for population count

Posted at 11:26 AM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 12:27:08-04

GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (WTVF) — Fish and Wildlife officers in Kentucky used electro-fishing equipment to get a population count of the fish at Barkley Dam.

The equipment stunned the fish for a few moments allowing officers to collect and count them before safely releasing them in another location.

Asian Carp are an invasive species and experts are looking at ways to keep them from spreading. Counting and relocating the fish is one of the methods experts use.

In most areas of recreational fishing, using electricity is illegal.