Asian carp http://tspr.org en Ridding the Mississippi River of Asian Carp http://tspr.org/post/ridding-mississippi-river-asian-carp <p>Two <a href="http://Western Illinois University" target="_blank">Western Illinois University </a>faculty members are researching ways to mitigate Asian carp in the upper Mississippi River basin. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:46:17 +0000 Emily Boyer 55073 at http://tspr.org Ridding the Mississippi River of Asian Carp Chinese Market Could Help Rid Midwest Rivers of Asian Carp http://tspr.org/post/chinese-market-could-help-rid-midwest-rivers-asian-carp <p>Water experts worried about Asian carp may have new hope. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:02:59 +0000 Jacob McCleland 51765 at http://tspr.org Chinese Market Could Help Rid Midwest Rivers of Asian Carp Eradicating Asian Carp from Illinois Rivers http://tspr.org/post/eradicating-asian-carp-illinois-rivers <p></p><p>Illinois has come up with a straightforward solution to its Asian carp problem: fishing.</p><p>“It’s simple but it’s exciting to see it work,” said Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, who chairs the state’s river coordinating councils.</p><p>The state is encouraging businesses to fish for the carp by promoting markets for them. The fish are being touted as a high protein meal for foreign and domestic markets. But don’t look for “Asian Carp” on a local menu – it’s been rebranded as “Silver Fin.”</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:28:58 +0000 Rich Egger 24335 at http://tspr.org Eradicating Asian Carp from Illinois Rivers