TRASH TO TREASURE At the University of Missouri students sampled carp a quottrash fishquot or quotnuisance fishquot that39s clogging rivers and streams and heading for the Great Lakes In this application the fish is used in place of anchovies with Pasta Puttanesca

TRASH TO TREASURE: At the University of Missouri, students sampled carp, a "trash fish" or "nuisance fish" that's clogging rivers and streams and heading for the Great Lakes. In this application, the fish is used in place of anchovies with Pasta Puttanesca.

Invasive Carp Could be on the Menu at Mizzou

Can’t beat ‘em? Eat ‘em! Making “nuisance fish” like carp into delicious menu items raises awareness and could be a solution to a big ecological problem.

Asian Silver Carp are a huge problem, clogging rivers and streams in the Midwest, and making their way up to the Great Lakes. At the University of Missouri, in Columbia, a professor and a chef are working on a culinary solution to this problem.

“The carp originated in China and we brought them over (on purpose) in the early 1970s for water purification. They eat phytoplankton in waste water and ponds,” says Mark Morgan, an MU associate professor of human dimensions of natural re

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