Peoria Public Radio Staff
Wed September 25, 2013
Carp stakeholders push for Peoria processing plant
“I can take them to the market, unload, go back out catch another load. Two loads a day versus one. I wouldn't have to have a six hour drive every day,” Briney says.
Officials say a local facility would also reduce the invasive carp species along 140 miles of the Illinois River. $10 million lbs. of carp are estimated between the LaGrange and Starved Rock dam systems. The carp summit was hosted by the region’s new economic development effort, Focus Forward. FFC- officials plan to host another meeting to follow-up on the issue.