Community Works to Rid River of Asian Carp

Published 08/03 2014 08:48PM

Updated 08/04 2014 08:39AM

One Illinois community is fighting to get rid of the Asian Carp in the Wabash River. The invasive species has taken over the waters around Hutsonville and can be a danger to those fishing as well as other animals in the water. The second annual Asian Carp Bash attracted nearly 20 boats full of people with one goal of catching as many Asian Carp as possible. 
"Come out. It is a lot of fun, catch as many fish as we can. Get them out of the Wabash. Some people eat these fish but they're a danger to be in a boat because they fly in and people can get injured by them," said Holly Haddix.

Proceeds from the event went to the Hutsonville Fire Department for a new station.

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