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Big River Fish Corporation in Pearl, Illinois is shipping more than 30-million pounds of Asian Carp to China.  Brenda Middendorf, with Two Rivers Conservation and Development says the process is killing two birds with one stone. 

[audio:rddFish2.mp3]A Word From Middendorf[/audio]

Middendorf says it's a win-win situation when you can remove an invasive species from Illinois waters and stimulate the economy.  The company is building a new facility in Griggsville and hiring 60 new people.  Middendorf says that's good news for Pike County because it's on a poverty watch list.  They're accepting applications for administrative, clerical, and processing positions.  They'll start hiring after the first of the year.

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