Fisheries will catch, clean, process, package and transport various species of
Asian carp found in Kentucky’s waters. The company plans to create 110 new jobs
and invest $18.7 million into the project.
only will Riverine Fisheries create new jobs and boost Kentucky exports, but it
also will help to control Asian carp,” said Governor Beshear.
company has purchased a 75,000-square-foot industrial building and also is
mooring a self-contained processing vessel in the Mississippi River harbour in
Fisheries plans to catch Asian carp using equipment and technologies that have
proven successful in the challenging Pacific Northwest and Alaska fishing
industries. Once the carp are harvested, the company will use the ship to
process the fish into commercially viable products, such as surimi, fishmeal, fish
oil, mince and fillets. These products will be shipped to every major market in
Fisheries will focus on Asian carp that are invading Kentucky Lake, the
Mississippi River, Cumberland River, Cumberland River and Tennessee River. In
addition to targeting Asian carp the company will also process other seafood
products brought in from other areas of the US.
exciting to get such a win-win for Hickman and the surrounding areas,” said Senator
Stan Humphries, of Cadiz. “Riverine Fisheries International is proposing to
create jobs and boost the economy while assisting the state by helping rid the
waterways of Asian carp, an invasive species that threatens native fish and
other species. We welcome Riverine Fisheries’ contributions to both the economy
and the environment.”