Eat Asian Carp? Sure, Why Not? Conservation Official Says They’re Delicious

Conservation officials in Missouri are continuing to work to eradicate the Asian Carp from lakes, rivers, and streams.

The invasive fish species threatens food sources for native fish, primarily bass and crappie. One way to get rid of them that some people might not consider is to catch and eat them.

Andrew Branson is with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

There are no daily limits on Asian Carp and they can be caught year-round.

Last month, more than 38-thousand pounds of invasive carp were hauled out of the Grand River in northern Missouri near Brunswick. A local company is set to sell them as fish bait.