He’s feeding on that fake fish

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources recently decided to change the name of the invasive fish found in local waters.

The goal of IDNR is to help keep these invasive fish out of Lake Michigan.

If you haven’t already guessed, the fish was formerly known as the Asian carp.

Both the Mississippi and Illinois rivers are loaded with this fish. It is estimated that 20 to 50 million pounds of these fish can be harvested each year from the Illinois River alone.

Yes, this fish in abundance. This is abundant. So this fish, formerly the Asian carp, is now called the Copi.

The idea is that by changing the name, more people will be interested in eating it, which will help lower the numbers and possibly protect Lake Michigan from the invasion of this fish.

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