According to a recent article in the Southtown Star, IISG’s Asian Carp Marketing Summit in September 2010 has helped in the planning of a new business that will process these fish for market. By depleting the numbers of silver carp, the risk posed by this fish to local waterbodies, including the Great Lakes, is reduced.

The summit was convened to identify obstacles and opportunities associated with commercial marketing of Asian carp as a way to reduce their numbers in the Mississippi River Basin. This two-day event took place at the Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois. It was organized by IISG, with sponsorship from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center.