Asian Carp

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2007/06/21 18:13:38 (permalink)

Asian Carp

I saw an intersting article on CNN Headline News today regarding the Asian Carp on the Illinois River. They indicated that this fish was an ecological disaster as they were introducated about 30 years ago as a fish that would eat algae but instead they were eating everything else. In addition they jump huge distances and the CNN video clearly indicated the person who was doing the video was hit three times by the fish as they jump.

These things were probably about 10 lbs each and they appeared that there were thousands of them.

They have not made it up to mile 641 on the Tennesee River where I live but the map indicated that they were on the way.

I have never seen anything like it as the video showed clearly hundreds of them jumping several feet in the air and landing in the boat.

They indicated that there was a small market for them but not enought to diminish their presence. Looks to me like protein is protein.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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