Kentucky is using ‘shocking’ boats to show just how bad its Asian carp problem is

(CNN)Asian carp are a serious problem, and Kentucky is getting creative in dealing with the invasive species. These carp were stunned, harvested and sold to buyers who make fertilizer, fish bait and even food products for humans. How Asian carp took over Don’t feel too bad. Asian carp are an invasive fish that were introduced to the United States by catfish farmers in the ’70s. They’ve inundated waterways along the Mississippi watershed and the Illinois and Missouri rivers. Carp populations grow at a rapid rate, and all their eating reduces the amount of food for other fish in the ecosystem. “They were allowed to bring Asian and silver carp in to take care of algal blooms, and they used the …