Fittest loser
Article updated: 8/17/2012 7:33 AM

Asian carp have clean taste, bad image

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Clint Carter fillets a silver Asian carp, an invasive species that poses a threat to native fish in Illinois waterways, at Carter's Fish Market in Springfield.

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Almost nobody in Illinois wants to eat Asian carp."There's no market for them. I've had one or two people ask for them," said Clint Carter, co-owner of Carter's Fish Market, 1900 South Grand Ave. E. That's too bad because the few people brave enough to taste the pearly white flesh - punctuated by many bones -- say it tastes like cod or tilapia.
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