Hundreds of Asian carp have been filmed leaping out of a lake
when they were stunned with electricity by wildlife officials in
Footage shows “shocking boats” jolting the fish from Lake
Barkley by sending electrical currents surging through the water.
The technique, known as “electrofishing”, temporarily stuns but
does not kill the fish, which can allow biologists to collect
them for study.
The carp caught in this video, however, were eventually
harvested and given to commercial anglers for sale at markets.
This is because Asian carp are an invasive species of fish that
cause problems for ecosystems in the US.