Friday, February 4, 2011

Businesses look to turn Great Lakes Asian carp invasion into profit through petfood, oil

A group of businesses in the Great Lakes area is developing a business plan to make Asian carp, an invasive species found in the Great Lakes, into a profitable food and byproduct.
Some restaurants already serve the fish on their menus, but food processing plants now have the idea of turning the carp into petfood and fish oil. State officials have said they will look at the plan when completed.

1 comment:

  1. Asian carp are not yet found in the Great Lakes, at least not any quantity.
    There is a huge effort by the U.S. and Canadian governments to keep them out of the Great Lakes Basin.
    There are other carp in the Great Lakes, but not Asian carp -- yet. Asian carp have infested the Mississippi and Illinois river systems.