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Eating Invasive Fish Can Help Environment, Economy

Asian Carp found to be surprisingly tasty

 


ResearcherThe Asian carp, also known as the silver carp, has taken over the waterways in the Mississippi River Basin and is threatening a multi-billion fishing industry.

The Asian carp, also known as the silver carp, has taken over the waterways in the Mississippi River Basin and is threatening a multi-billion fishing industry.
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Story posted: March 04, 2015

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By Fran Webber

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Silver carp is an invasive Asian fish that is displacing native species as it steadily moves up the Mississippi River and its major tributaries. If this fish enters the Great Lakes, it could disrupt a multibillion dollar fishing industry. A University of Missouri professor has found a solution to this environmental and potentially economic problem: convince people to eat silver carp, which has been proven to taste better than other commonly consumed fish, expand the market to include universities and other food services that cater to large populations, and, in the process, teach students about sustainable solutions to environmental issues.