Yes. Asian carp are an invasive species and one of the biggest problems for aquatic ecosystems in America. State and federal governments have spent substantial tax dollars already trying to deal with the problem. One of the newest initiatives to control the spread of Asian carp (particularly into the Great Lakes) has been to pay commercial fisherman to harvest Asian carp. Fishermen have been catching and selling Asian carp for at least a decade. Many consumers do not realize they are purchasing Asian carp, which have been called Kentucky tuna to make the product seem more palatable. Many American consumers confuse the Asian carp with the bottom feeding carp that are indigenous. The bottom feeding carp are considered terrible food, so Asian carp are sometimes called Kentucky tuna to avoid confusion.
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