Angie Yu is a little bit excited recently, as the first batch of 40 tons of roughly processed Asian carp of her company is scheduled to head for China in late April. The Chinese government has exempted the export of the percent import tariff. After entering China, the 40 tons of Asian carp will be further processed in several cities including Beijing for different regional markets, she gleamed. Yu launched Two Rivers Fisheries out of scratch in at Wickliffe, a small town with a population around along the Mississippi River in the western end of Kentucky.
Study links Asian carp with Mississippi River fish drop
State and federal agencies are at war with the Asian carp, an invasive fish species that can grow up to five feet and weigh more than a hundred pounds. The Great Lakes are under the threat of invasion by a foreign species — and the debate is raging on how it can be prevented. State and federal agencies are at war with the Asian carp, an invasive fish species that can grow to lengths of up to five feet and weigh more than a hundred pounds. With no natural predators and insatiable appetites, Asian carp can eradicate entire fish populations by consuming nearly all of the available plankton, which are the primary food source for most fish.
Is it possible to eradicate Asian carp once they are in an area?
Several species of heavy-bodied cyprinid fishes are collectively known in the United States as Asian carp. Cyprinids from the Indian subcontinent—for example, catla Catla catla and mrigal Cirrhinus cirrhosus —are not included in this classification and are known collectively as "Indian carp". The Asian carp is considered an invasive species in the United States. All the above, except largescale silver carp, have been cultivated in aquaculture in China for over 1, years. Largescale silver carp, a more southern species, is native to Vietnam and is cultivated there.
It's the same fish, but one sounds much more palatable than the other. The U. National Marine Fisheries Service gave the slimehead a rebranding in the late s in an effort to make the underused fish more marketable. Now, Illinois officials and their partners want to give the invasive Asian carp threatening the Great Lakes a similar makeover. Markets such as pet food, bait and fertilizer have expanded the use of invasive Asian carp in recent years.