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East Peoria businessman aims to take a bite out of Asian carp population in Illinois River

By: Scott Hilyard, Journal Star

   

EAST PEORIA — They worked all day on the Illinois River, tracking carp, casting nets and hauling the catch of the day into their 30-foot jon boats.

By late afternoon, the fishermen had docked at different marinas located up and down the state’s arterial waterway, their boats heavy with thousands of pounds of dead and dying buffalo, bighead, silver and grass carp.

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