Skip to comments.In nod to cultural sensitivity, Minnesota considers renaming Asian carp to 'invasive carp'
Posted on 03/27/2014 6:35:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
ST. PAUL, Minn. The troublesome fish currently known as Asian carp may get a new name in Minnesota over concern that the current one casts people from Asian cultures in a negative light.
Proposals advancing in the Legislature would require the Department of Natural Resources to refer to the fish as "invasive carp," a reference to the threat the non-native fish pose to Mississippi River-area ecosystems.
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Bottom line: Is the fish edible?
I’m partial to invasive asian carp.
almost anything that swims is.. these babies fly to.. I think.. not as tasty as smelt but Hey.. smoke ‘em if ya got ‘em. That’s what we did with suckers.
“The troublesome fish currently known as Asian carp may get a new name in Minnesota over concern that the current one casts people from Asian cultures in a negative light. “
There really is no hope for us.
maybe the deep freeze&ice in the Great Lakes will help curb them a bit.
I can see renaming it if it had an offensive name like Chink Fish but it’s a name describing where it’s from. Cmon.
What about white perch? black drum? What does Shad think of shad? Are cats offended by catfish? Are carpenters offended by hammerhead sharks?
Is the fish edible?
Once you get passed the smell you have it licked.
I favor “invasive PC crap.”
The billions of dollars being showered on Chicago isn’t slowing them down any.
How about “divisive crap” ?
As an Italian cook, I’m always checking out whether something is edible and the best way to cook it.
Why? Are they Meskin?
Let’s call it the “Oriental Carp” and be thoroughly politically incorrect.
Someone please, make it stop. I can't take it any more.
It doesn’t matter if they’re edible if people don’t want to fish for them. I doubt they would come anywhere near sustaining the 6 to 10 billion dollar sportfishing industry in Michigan.
Can we re-name the Great White Shark? I’m feeling kinda dissed.
While they are at it they should reconsider their state Motto. (Ten thousand lakes)
They need to be more considerate:
“Ten Thousand Lakes; But not as many as Wisconsin.”
Ah, sports fishing. That immediately makes me think of pike. Great predator fish. Carp just tends to lay there.
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