Louis wedding when they stopped to fish in the Mississippi River. There they saw Asian carp the size of sharks leaping from the water. There they also had an innovator's moment: Was there a way to commercialize this invasive species?
Asian carp have joined the growing list of novel protein sources for pet foods. Several species of Asian carp invaded US waterways during the past few decades. Now, the fish compete with native species and disrupt commercial fishing.
The Daily Dose April 30, Well, actually, they launch themselves out of the Mississippi River and Illinois waterways and straight into fishing boats — and the faces of unlucky fishermen. The invasive species can measure up to 5 feet and weigh up to pounds, and their heads are rock hard to the touch.
Honeycutt and fellow Lakeview resident Mike Cody last year launched BareItAll Petfoodswhich contains Asian carp as its main protein source and includes other foods like dried sweet potatoes, flax seed and mangos. The products — currently in three different sizes sold in about 45 retail stores throughout Chicago and the suburbs — are offered only as dog treats, but Honeycutt said the company is expanded to the cat market this summer. Right away, we saw enormous potential with the pet market.
Illinois has an abundance of invasive Asian Carp. These voracious eaters and prolific reproducers could wreak havoc on the Great Lakes, so the federal government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to keep them out. Our President and Founder, Brian Colgan, spent the better part of the last decade advising state and federal agencies and elected officials on Asian Carp strategies.
Several species of heavy-bodied cyprinid fishes are collectively known in the United States as Asian carp. Cyprinids from the Indian subcontinent—for example, catla Catla catla and mrigal Cirrhinus cirrhosus —are not included in this classification and are known collectively as "Indian carp". All the above, except largescale silver carp, have been cultivated in aquaculture in China for over 1, years.
Then, why you might want to consider donating blood in the summer months. We heard a lot of about foreclosures during the Great Recession. And of the top 10 metro areas in the country that had the highest rates of foreclosures - there were two Illinois towns on the list: Peoria and Rockford.
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By Bob Benenson, FamilyFarmed. But the type of fish used by the Chicago start-up is what made their Good Food Financing Fair debut a swimming success. They are harvesting Asian carp, an aggressive invasive species that is wreaking ecological havoc on Midwestern river systems — and presenting a major threat to the Great Lakes fisheries if they manage to gain access to Lake Michigan.