lems for commercial and recreational fishing, boating and water skiing. It deters a
lot of new business owners when they talk to us about opening in Kentucky,” Brooks said.
In some waterways, carp are so abundant that they jump out of the water into boats, sometim
es hitting boaters and creating a nuisance. The massive schools of the fish are also hazardous to water skiers
on popular lakes. Commercial fishermen in pursuit of other types of fish have to try hard not to catch them.
Asian carp are having a $7 billion negative effect on various businesses in the US.
But He Lining, development manager at Two Rivers F
isheries, said the fish are not a problem, but an opportunity.
According to He, who is writing a book about the species, the fish was introduced to the US
by scientists in the late 1960s and early ’70s as an easy and cheap way to treat domestic waste.