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Entrepreneur Turning Trash Fish Into Treasure in Western Kentucky

In far Western Kentucky, one Chinese American is single-handedly solving a major environmental issue of an invasive species of fish through her pursuit of the American dream.

Angie Yu grew up in rural Northern China, but she’s made her home a long way from there — in Wickliffe, Kentucky.

Right on the western border of the Bluegrass state, she’s turning what many call a “trash fish” into treasure.

The convergence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, along with the proximity to Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, led her to settle in Wickliffe. Invasive Asian carp have overtaken the waters.

Yu’s company, Two Rivers Fisheries, is working to cut down on the species in the area by taking in and processing thousands of fish a day.

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