Asian carp

WIU Kibbe Field Station
12:46 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Ridding the Mississippi River of Asian Carp

Mississippi River
Credit Rich Egger / TSPR

Two Western Illinois University faculty members are researching ways to mitigate Asian carp in the upper Mississippi River basin.

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Invasive Species
12:02 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Chinese Market Could Help Rid Midwest Rivers of Asian Carp

Recently processed Asian carp hang in racks at the Two Rivers Fisheries processing plant in Wickliffe, Ky. The fishing industry hopes demand from China can both create a market for, and help rid U.S. rivers of, the invasive species.
Credit Jacob McCleland for Harvest Public Media

Water experts worried about Asian carp may have new hope.

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Invasive Species
10:28 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Eradicating Asian Carp from Illinois Rivers

Asian carp
Credit treehugger.com

Illinois has come up with a straightforward solution to its Asian carp problem: fishing.

“It’s simple but it’s exciting to see it work,” said Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, who chairs the state’s river coordinating councils.

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.”

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