Asian Carp in the State of Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — 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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