They were imported by catfish farmers in the 1970's to clean up algae in their catfish ponds. When floods came, the Asian carp would escape into local waterways making their way eventually to the Mississippi river.
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Asian Carp are edible. The problem with their preparation is that have alot of bones, which can make cleaning somewhat time consuming. There are a number of recipes that can be found online.
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The group of fish collectively referred to as "Asian carp" are actually made up of four distinct species: the Bighead Carp, the Black Carp, the Grass Carp and the Silver Carp. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the Grass Carp was the first to reach American waterways in 1963. This was followed by the introduction of the Black Carp in the early 1970's, the Bighead Carp in 1972 and finally the Silver Carp in 1973.
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There is more types of asian carp and there is at least two.
Carp are all freshwater fish.
The Asian Carp is native in Asia.
Asian carp are an invasive fish that has made its way to the Great Lakes. Adult Asian carp are too large to be eaten by any natural predators, but juvenile carp are eaten by White pelicans and eagles and other larger fish.
An Asian carp is any of various species of heavy-bodied cyprinid fish, not including those from the Indian subcontinent, which are separately known as Indian carp.
Asian carp's food web involves plankton-algae, and other microscopic organisms.