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    "Some say it taste a lot like talapia," That would be enough to put me off! The following is info related to Australia.

    General information about carp

    Other common names: Oriental carp, European carp, common carp, koi.

    Feeding: Carp are omnivorous, and their diet varies depending on what is available. They consume a range of small food items such as molluscs, crustaceans, insect larvae and seeds. These food items are sucked up (along with mud and water) from the bottom and filtered out using the gill rakers.They can also consume plant material and general organic matter, especially when other food sources are not available (during winter, for example).
    Carp rarely eat fish, but may consume fish eggs and larvae and disturb breeding sites.



    https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/p...al-information
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    From what I'm reading about it here, I don't see why Asian carp isn't more heavily harvested. Any explanations?
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    Juleanne, I didn't see your post until after I had posted my comment. Sounds like the Australian carp is actually the mud species, and that maybe "Oriental" (a confusing term rarely used anymore) is the same species as the Asian carp, which is not harvested in Australia — if it does in fact exist there.
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    "MrWizard", "...it's extremely low in mercury..." And no Fukashima contamination as well. I'll bet that the toxic fish farms feel economically threatened by the fresh water Asian Carp because they are said to be so tasty and extremely abundant. And yes, the Great Lakes are being invaded. https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...ian-carp-woes/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Islander View Post
    From what I'm reading about it here, I don't see why Asian carp isn't more heavily harvested. Any explanations?
    Beats me??? The tasty and plentyful, NON-mud, NON-bottom feeder Asian Carp appears to be the answer to a prayer. The more it's harvested, the less of an invasive environmental menace it's going to be, especially in the Great Lakes. Go figure???

    My best guess, the name "carp" isn't very popular among fish eaters, and that name creates a lot of confusion between the Asian Carp and the bottom feeder carp varieties??? Therefore also, Supply & Demand.

    PS: And remember too, all these Asian Carp are "wild caught", nothing here for that NY attorney general to sink his teeth into, at least not so far, anyway.
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