The Truth Be Told

This article about the rapid spread of carp in the U.S.’s Mississippi River basin is notable mostly for the truism stated in its first paragraphs: “‘I’ve never seen a (commercial) fisherman who can’t clear out a body of water,” said Jim Malone, whose father was an early importer of the filter-feeding bighead and silver carp that have infested waterways across the heart of the continent. ‘If you put a price tag on it, they can fish out just about anything.'” Dan Egan of the Milwaukee Sentinel Journal.

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  • jdubya

    ‘I’ve never seen a (commercial) fisherman who can’t clear out a body of water,”
    Oh yeah, well Lake Utah used to be home to yard long cutt’s, and now it is the permanent residence of 5 million carp. They have commercial fishermen trying to reduce that population and have had little effect. Maybe carp are special??

  • I think we need some opinions on the edibility of carp 😉