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Old 02-26-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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Default Carp roundup is a net gain for Minnesota's lakes

Carp roundup is a net gain for Minnesota's lakes
The weather helped scientists, out to rid lakes of the damaging fish, round up 90 percent of the carp in Chanhassen's Lake Susan.
By Laurie Blake, Star Tribune
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Capitalizing on a quirk of nature -- carp congregate when it's cold -- University of Minnesota biologists pulled more than 3,000 of the unwelcome bottom feeders, some of them as old as 50 years, out of Chanhassen's Lake Susan on Monday.

Working under steadily pelting snowflakes, six commercial fishermen and 10 researchers located the cache of carp under the frozen surface by tracking radio tags placed on some of the fish during the summer.
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"We probably caught 90 percent of the fish in that lake,'' said biologist Peter Sorensen of the university's Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology. "This is an effort to remove the vast majority of the carp to see if we can improve the water quality of the lake." And, he added, "A lot of these females being removed are just fat with eggs.''
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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Mmmm, sushi!
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:36 PM   #3
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At the bottom of the article it said the captured fish was used for food or fertilizer. I wondered what was done with so much fish. But who (or maybe what) eats carp?
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But who (or maybe what) eats carp?
They are very good smoked. Really too many bones to prepare otherwise.
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There are more carp recipes on the web to count. If we're talking asian carp, here are a few specific recipes - fried, smoked, grilled and made into a salad and jamaican-jerk marinated and grilled.

http://www.iisgcp.org/asiancarp/AsianCarpRecipes.pdf
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At the bottom of the article it said the captured fish was used for food or fertilizer. I wondered what was done with so much fish. But who (or maybe what) eats carp?
more than 20 years ago my dad used to trap them in the creek by our house and then bury them in the vegetable garden for fertilizer. I knew then as a teenager they were problematic but you couldn't help but feel sorry for them
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I remember years ago, seeing a recipe for 'planked carp' - you take whole, dressed carp (weighing a few pounds before cleaning), attach it to a well-oiled oak plank and place it in a medium oven for about 1-1.5 hours, remove it carefully, throw away the carp and eat the plank!
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Thank you suunto. What a great way to prepare carp for people who don't care for the fishy taste.
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Don't be throwing that Asian Carp away! What about the Three Sisters Native American plantings where we toss a fish in the hole? These are big fish. One fish could go into many holes.
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Don't be throwing that Asian Carp away! What about the Three Sisters Native American plantings where we toss a fish in the hole? These are big fish. One fish could go into many holes.
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With carp, that could turn into a large scale operation...
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