TVA To Survey Sport Fish on Chickamauga Reservoir
March 13, 2014
TVA Sport Fish Survey
TVA Fisheries Biologists, local fishermen and general public
7:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, March 18
Chickamauga Reservoir at Harrison Bay
Wolftever boat ramp at State Highway 58
TVA annually monitors fish in various reservoirs across the Tennessee Valley and invites local anglers and the public to participate. The fish are collected using boat-mounted, electro-fishing equipment. The units harmlessly stun the fish for a brief time and bring them to the surface, where they are examined and evaluated by TVA biologists. Once weighed, measured and counted, the fish are released.
News media representatives will have the opportunity to ride in the boats and observe the process. Reporters and photographers should wear sneakers or other boating shoes. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit: http://www.tva.com/river/fishsurvey.htm.
To ensure adequate boat space and safety equipment, please RSVP by 2 p.m. EDT on Monday, March 17, to Jim Hopson (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).
From Interstate 75, take the exit for Highway 153 (airport) just north of downtown Chattanooga. Then take Highway 58 north and watch for signs for the boat ramp.
Jim Hopson, Chattanooga, 423-751-8008
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000