Threat to Great Lakes Fishes for New Image

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Illinois officials hope serving the invasive species on a plate is the creative solution to two big problems: controlling the plankton-gobbling carp from entering the Great Lakes and record numbers of people facing hunger.

NPR's reporting on this story includes an outline of the new plan to launches a campaign to change the fish's image and demonstrate how to work with the ultra-bony meat.

NPR's Health blog looks at Asian Carp as food and as part of environmental group "Food & Water Watch's" 2011 Smart Seafood Guide.