Ron Brooks

Environment
1:43 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officials Say No Regulation for Asian Carp Harvests

Credit KDFWR

State wildlife officials say commercializing the harvest of Asian Carp may be the only way to eradicate the invasive species, but it may lead to problems in itself. Ron Brooks, Fisheries Director of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about plans for over-harvesting Asian Carp and Kentucky's lucrative caviar industry.

Read more
Environment
3:14 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

State Official Says Asian Carp Bow Fishing Tournament Won’t Make a Dent

A bow hunting Asian carp tournament is coming in May to reduce the fish’s population, but a state official says it won’t have a significant effect.

Fisherman James Story is coordinating the tournament in hopes of encouraging bow hunters to go after the carp. But Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources Fisheries Director Ron Brooks says there are just too many fish to make an impact in one day.

Read more
Environment
6:55 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Fighting Back the Asian Carp

Byron Hopkins holds up a bighead carp caught at the Carp Madness tournament while his grandfather Ronnie Hopkins looks on.
Whitney Jones WKMS

The invasive Asian carp are multiplying rapidly throughout the Mississippi and Ohio rivers and their tributaries. They're a scourge for native fish, tourists and commercial fishermen. Whitney Jones went to the first Asian carp fishing tournament to find out why Asian carp are such a destructive nuisance.

Read more
Environment
12:23 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

KY Fish and Wildlife Seeks To Curb Invasive Carp Population In Tournament

Credit USFWS Photo

A March fishing tournament is set to curb the  growing population of the invasive Asian carp in the region.

Read more