TVA To Survey Sport Fish on Chickamauga Reservoir
March 15, 2012
TVA Sport Fish Survey
TVA Fisheries Biologist John Justice and local fishermen
7:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, March 20
Chickamauga Reservoir at Harrison Bay
Wolftever boat ramp at State Highway 58
TVA annually monitors fish in various reservoirs across the Tennessee Valley region 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
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.
Scott Brooks, Knoxville, (865) 632-8031
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000