Carp. It's what's for dinner -- in China.
Here's a solution for that invasive specie of fish clogging the Illinois River
and threatening to make its way into the Great Lakes
An Illinois company called Big River Fish
plans to ship 30 million pounds of Asian carp to China, where the greasy, bony fish is considered something of a delicacy.
As the Chicago NBC affiliate reported yesterday
, a Chinese delegation has already flown to Illinois to sample the carp harvested from the river. They've declared the fish the best they've ever eaten, and much healthier than the carp pulled from polluted rivers in China.
Big River Fish says it plans to make about $20 million this year
from shipments to China. And with the Illinois River said to contain at
least 100 million pounds of Asian carp, it would seem there's lots of
money to be made. That ain't no fish tale. No siree.