More than 7,000 invasive carp were removed from the Illinois River this past weekend during the 9th Annual Redneck Fishing Tournament.
Several well-known chefs will be traveling to central Illinois to offer demonstrations on how to cook Asian carp.
Carp are in Creve Coeur Lake and have been for a few years.
Efforts to get invasive fish out of Missouri, Mississippi rivers & sell them have not been lucrative.
“We think that is the ultimate solution to diminish the numbers of the carp,” Thompson said. “We’re never going to eradicate them.”
“There are a number of [invasive] species that have been in the basin for some time now and have caused considerable economic damage.”
Officials hope the plant could help control the populations of silver carp and bighead carp.
One metro east group is turning an asian carp problem into a profit.
Corps of Engineers to release solutions to Asian carp problem. .
“With jobs at stake and the ecology of our waters at risk, this national coalition will make our message loud and clear: It is time to shut down the invasive species highway.”