Cara Carriveau


Asian Carp in the Great Lakes have a New Name: Copi

Silver carps and grass carps were caught by Dave Buchanan and Clint Carter on the Illinois River in Chillicothe, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. Both species of carps are part of the invasive Asian carps

Well, those annoying jumping fish that have been invading local rivers and lakes now have a new name. The Asian Carp of the Great Lakes and Midwestern bodies of water are now called Copi. They’re called this because there is a copious amount of them.

The name change comes in a rebranding attempt to get people to EAT the fish. 21 chefs and 14 manufacturers will be putting Copi on the menu and in their products. Are you ready to eat some Copi?

Source: WCIA