With the Threat of Asian Carp Growing, Could Eating Them Be the Answer?

Writer Andrew Reeves discusses the trend of invasivorism and what you can do to help stop the spread of Asian carp.

Click the audio player above to listen to the full conversation. 

Courtesy of Andrew Reeves

For well over a decade, Asian carp have threatened the Great Lakes with an invasion that will change the Lakes’ ecosystem forever.

One of the many potential solutions to alleviating the crisis could involve your plans for dinner. 

That’s right, eating invasive species—a method called invasivorism—is a trend that’s growing in the U.S.

But is it a real solution to preventing Asian carp from spreading to the Great Lakes?

CultureShift’s Amanda LeClaire speaks with Andrew Reeves, the author of a new book called  Overrun: Dispatches From The Asian Carp Crisis about how invasivorism works and what people can do to help get rid of invasive fish.

Click on the audio player above to learn more about a potential solution for ridding the Great Lakes of Asian carp and listen to CultureShift weekdays from noon to 2 p.m. on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit Public Radio. 

Interactive Map courtesy of Sandra Svoboda/ Great Lakes Now 


  • Amanda LeClaire
    Amanda LeClaire is an award-winning host and producer of CultureShift on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. She’s a founding producer of WDET’s flagship news talk show Detroit Today, and a former host/reporter for Arizona Public Media. Amanda is also an artist, certified intuitive and energy healer, and professional tarot reader.