by Jordan Zirm
ChicagoBreakingNews is reporting Gov. Quinn has inked a deal with China to send it close to 30 million pounds of Asian carp a year, all from the Illinois River. It's a win-win deal, because China fancies the Asian carp as a delicacy. Big River Fisheries, the company that will be processing and sending the fish to China, will receive a $2 million upgrade for its facilities in light of the new agreement. The plan is to market the carp to "upscale Chinese restaurants. No word on whether the Man v. Food guy will be heading to China to attempt to eat an entire 100-foot carp.
Ross Harano, director of international sales for Big River Fisheries, already knows how he is going to con, excuse me, persuade the Chinese into buying the Asian carp.
We're marketing it as "Wild Mississippi River Fish'. It's all in how you market it over there."
The Asian carp had no comment.