1/21/10

In the news: Asian carp offer opportunity for entrepreneurs

From the Washington Post:
The Asian carp many fear could destroy the Great Lakes' $7 billion-a-year fishing industry make up half of Mike Schafer's business, which in just over a year has turned 12 million pounds of the invasive fish into everything from fillets to fertilizer.

Schafer and entrepreneurs like him advocate aggressive fishing of Asian carp as a way to make money and save the Great Lakes, where environmentalists fear the voracious fish would starve native species by consuming their food. But several of them say such efforts can't get going without government help, and that's been in short supply as states face budget problems. Read more.


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