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Silver carp, one of several species of Asian carp, leaping from the Fox River during a removal effort by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Photo by Ryan Hagerty/USFWS.

1/20/2021

Virginia Tech researcher’s findings support elegant solution to the Asian carp invasion: eat them

Asian carp are an environmentally disastrous invasive species that are rapidly spreading up and down the Mississippi River system, devastating local ecosystems and becoming so numerous that they're a hazard to boaters. According to recent research published by Virginia Tech food science and fisheries researcher Clay Ferguson, they're also tasty and nutritious. So why aren't we eating them? 

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