Solving two problems with one nasty fish
Tue, 13 Sep 2011 16:05:02 GMT —
Illinois officials hope they can make progress on two different problems by feeding Asian carp to hungry families.
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The invasive species of fish has been added to the state's "Target Hunger Now!" program, which encourages hunters and fishermen to donate food to the needy.
The state plans to promote Asian carp as a tasty food later this month with a cooking demonstration in Chicago.
The carp have been spreading across Illinois rivers and streams, killing off native species.
Officials want to create demand so that commercial fishing will reduce the carp's numbers.
The state Department of Natural Resources says Target Hunger Now! could process up to 40,000 pounds of fish a day.