Our BAFF has now been deployed on the downstream side of Barkley Lock. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and U.S. Congressman James Comer along with project partners, ceremonially inaugurated the BAFF system as part of a three-year evaluation to deter invasive carp from migrating through the navigation lock.
The BAFF System sends a curtain of bubbles, sound and light from the riverbed to the water surface, deterring noise-sensitive species from entering the lock chamber. FGS has past experience using this technology, however this is the first full-scale deployment of a BAFF system for use with bighead, silver, black and grass carp.
“The invasion of Asian carp into Kentucky waters presents an urgent threat to anglers, boaters and the local businesses that rely on them. In response, we’re mobilizing federal and state resources to develop cutting-edge strategies in the War on Carp,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “As Senate Majority Leader, I’ve prioritized our response by bringing together local leaders and Trump administration officials to stop the spread of these dangerous fish. This bio-acoustic fish fence is another tool with the potential to help protect Lake Barkley and all who work or enjoy these treasured waters.”