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(MLive.com)   See copi on the menu? It's carp. New boss, same as the old boss   (mlive.com) divider line
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663 clicks; posted to Business » and Food » on 23 Jun 2022 at 11:16 AM (13 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-23 10:33:46 AM  
Copi,

"healthy, delicious, responsibly sourced and wild caught."

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2022-06-23 11:44:53 AM  
Meet the new bass, same as the old bass.
 
2022-06-23 11:45:22 AM  
The rebrand is part of an effort to reduce populations of the invasive species, formerly called Asian carp, in state waterways that connect to the Great Lakes - where a $7 billion fishery is threatened with upheaval should they become established.

I was in Minneapolis about a year ago, and I was hanging out by the Mississippi there when a tour guide told me about their efforts to keep the Asian carp on just one side of a dam. I was gazing down into the murky waters on the side that's supposed to be protected from Asian carp, and guess what I saw.

Yep.

An Asian carp.

Mocking all of us.
 
2022-06-23 11:47:28 AM  

JRoo: Meet the new bass, same as the old bass.


You can tune a bass, but you can't tuna fish.
 
2022-06-23 11:54:10 AM  
Is this like Chilean Sea Bass being the 'nice' name for Patagonian Toothfish?

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2022-06-23 12:05:24 PM  

JRoo: Meet the new bass, same as the old bass.


I think you mean " Meet the new base, same as the old bass".
 
2022-06-23 12:18:48 PM  
"lake trout" from The Wire?


Years ago, Illinois rebranded the carp as "Silverfin". It tastes okay: the carp are filter feeders of planktons suspended in the water, not bottom-muck feeders. The problem with them is, they eat up all that plankton and microscopic food that trout, bass, etc. count on as a food source for the baby fish.  That's a $7billion great lakes fishing industry and ecosystem that will be thrown way off balance, if these carp get into the lakes.

Me, I wanted to go medieval on their asses, and put full-on electrocution systems in the locks, as well as turbines to suck up any fish in the closed lock and grind them up like a kitchen garbage disposal. Heck, put a sealed gamma ray emitter in the lock and curdle the fish' DNA. Won't hurt the barges or their crews any.

The barge company lobby resists any an all mitigations that might hamper their operations in the least. They don't give a flying fark about ecological damage, long as they can move grain, coal, and rock efficiently.
 
2022-06-23 12:23:47 PM  
It's not the cat-poop coffee?
 
2022-06-23 12:36:14 PM  

Arkanaut: It's not the cat-poop coffee?


no, but making coffee with the water they've been in will taste kinda like cat poop...


/civet. It's civet-poop coffee.
 
2022-06-23 12:46:15 PM  
Much of the "fish" sold in stores or restaurants has been rebranded at some point to make it seem less disgusting or loathsome.  Hell. even canola oil is just rapeseed oil with a less rapey name.
 
2022-06-23 1:05:44 PM  
Only someone from Michigan would actually do this.
Oh, I can just put some 'copi' in my pond."
 
2022-06-23 1:06:13 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: The rebrand is part of an effort to reduce populations of the invasive species, formerly called Asian carp, in state waterways that connect to the Great Lakes - where a $7 billion fishery is threatened with upheaval should they become established.

I was in Minneapolis about a year ago, and I was hanging out by the Mississippi there when a tour guide told me about their efforts to keep the Asian carp on just one side of a dam. I was gazing down into the murky waters on the side that's supposed to be protected from Asian carp, and guess what I saw.

Yep.

An Asian carp.

Mocking all of us.


That and all of the inflation that's happening are a great reason to start eating them instead of pork/beef.
 
2022-06-23 2:03:11 PM  

ski9600: Madman drummers bummers: The rebrand is part of an effort to reduce populations of the invasive species, formerly called Asian carp, in state waterways that connect to the Great Lakes - where a $7 billion fishery is threatened with upheaval should they become established.

I was in Minneapolis about a year ago, and I was hanging out by the Mississippi there when a tour guide told me about their efforts to keep the Asian carp on just one side of a dam. I was gazing down into the murky waters on the side that's supposed to be protected from Asian carp, and guess what I saw.

Yep.

An Asian carp.

Mocking all of us.

That and all of the inflation that's happening are a great reason to start eating them instead of pork/beef.


Sounds like a good example of

*puts on sunglasses*

Carp-e diem
 
2022-06-23 2:38:12 PM  
People just need to get over their fear of "ugly" food.  There's absolutely no reason for it.
 
2022-06-23 2:49:32 PM  
carp are a popular food fish in parts of asia and europe. the ONLY thing making me not want to eat these invaders is the abundant small bones meaning most preps are ground. not a huge fan of fish cakes. but not super anti, just don't make them at home.....

eating the invasives is never a BAD thing.
 
2022-06-23 2:59:37 PM  
tilapia used to be called sunfish but it still isn't food
 
2022-06-23 5:43:08 PM  

Shaggy_C: Is this like Chilean Sea Bass being the 'nice' name for Patagonian Toothfish?

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2022-06-23 6:22:35 PM  

luna1580: carp are a popular food fish in parts of asia and europe. the ONLY thing making me not want to eat these invaders is the abundant small bones meaning most preps are ground. not a huge fan of fish cakes. but not super anti, just don't make them at home.....

eating the invasives is never a BAD thing.


I have eaten a lot of carp. I have a middle European cultural background, and Mom served poached carp Friday evenings for Shabbos. I talked to a friend whose ancestry traces to Canton (Guangzhou), and they ate a lot of carp. He said that eating with chopsticks allows picking around the bones.
Every critter on earth gets eaten by somebody, somewhere. And there are lots of people disgusted by stuff Americans like.
 
2022-06-23 7:07:41 PM  
I've seen a professional chef filet an asian carp and it looked effortless as well as boneless.
 
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