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Chef Philippe Cooking Asian Carp and Silverfin™ Fish Cakes
with Jeremy Wade on Animal Planet's River Monster's Revisited

04.13.2018  |  Video:  Animal Planet - Fish as a Dish in American South  |  Jeremy Wade

The Silverfin Explosion
04.01.2018   |   Article: Adventure Sports Outdoors  |  by Mike Roux

Silverfin™ Being Served at University of Illinois and Central Illinois Restaurants
03.13.2018  |  Video:  WAND-TV Newscenter 17  |  Decatur, IL

Louisiana and Illinois Find Asian Carp Solution With “Can’t Beat Em’ Eat Em” Campaign
03.10.2018  |  Article:  Gulf Seafood Foundation  |  by Ewell Smith

Louisiana, Illinois Working to Utilize Asian Carp as Food
02.02.2018   |   Article:  The Outdoor Wire Digital Network via Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

New Fish Cakes Aimed at Controlling Invasive Carp
02.02.2018   |   Article:  Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa)   |   Associated Press
This article also at KALB TV in Alexandria, LA, the Miami Herald, the NWI Times, American Press, Fort Bend Herald, Ventura Broadcasting Company, The Clay Center Dispatch, Stories Flow, NewsDump

See Chef Philippe on Illinois WCIA TV Talking About Eating Asian Carp at the Silverfin™ Product Launch Media Conference
 01.22.2018   |   Video and Article:  Illinois WCIA (University of Illinois)

PRESS RELEASE:  Illinois and Louisiana Lt. Governors 
to showcase Asian Carp at luncheon

01.19.2018   |   Press Release:  Office of the Lt. Governor, State of Illinois

Chef Philippe and Jeremy Wade of RIVER MONSTERS
Discuss the Silverfin™ Invasion and How to Solve It

12.11.2017  |  Article:  www.ewellsmith.com  |   Ewell Smith

LABI Concerned Corps Plan to Block Asian Carp
Could Harm Louisiana Maritime Industry

12.07.2017  |  Article:  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Important Asian Carp News from Chef Philippe
06.26.2016  |  Chef Philippe Parola

Silverfin Group Inc. Serves Wine Dinner to
Louisiana Natural Resources Committee

04.16.2016  |  Silverfin Group, Inc.  |  Cody Sibley

Asian Carp Invasion (Part 1)
Asian Carp Invasion (Part 2)

02.29.2016  |  Video:  WGMB/WVLA NBC New, Baton Rouge, LA

Cooking Asian Carp:  One Chef's Plan to Combat Invasive Species
12.17.2015  |  Video:  ZAGAT Youtube

Invasive Fish Solution: Eat Them! Chef Proposes Processing Plant
05.10.2015 | Article: The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA | Amy Wold

Chef Crusades to Make Asian Carp the Catch of the Day
12.23.2014  |  Video:  CBS Evening News

The Worst Fish in America:  Asian Carpocalypse
09.24.2014  |  Video:  VICE News Youtube

Invasive Species Cook-Off Adds New Dimension
09.23.2014  |  Article:  Corvallis Gazette Times, Oregaon  |  Anthony Rimel

Diners Put a Bite on Invasive Species
09.29.2014  |  Article with Video:  Statesman Journal  |  Henry Miller

'If You Can't Beat 'Em, Eat 'Em'
Say Diners Noshing on Invasive Species

10.09.2014  |  Article:  Voice of America (VOA)

How to Help Fight Invasive Species?
Eat Them - Bullfrog, Anyone?

08.19.2014  |  Article:  The Globe and Mail  |  Wency Leung

Louisiana Chef's Solution to Asian Carp Invasion - Eat Them!
05.04.2014  |  Article:  Gulf Seafood Insitute  |  Ed Lallo, Newsroom Ink

The Joy of Cooking Invasive Species
03.27.2014  |  Article:  Modern Farmer  |  Brian Barth

Have You Ever Tried to Cook a Feral Pig?
07.11.2013  |  Article:  The Atlantic  |  Nancy Matsumoto

"Silent Invaders" - Asian Carp
04.16.2013  |  Video:  North American Fishing Youtube

Arkansas: Asian Carp Media Blitz
May, 2013  |  Photos:  Silverfin™ Group, Inc.  |  Cody Sibley

Asian Carp Could Threaten Louisiana Fishery
04.17.2013  |  Article:  Houma Today  |  Nikki Buskey

Asian Carp:  Clean Taste, Bad Image
08.08.2012  |  Article:  The State Register, Springfield, IL  |  Kathryn Rem

An Old Fashioned Strategy to Keep Asian Carp at Bay
07.26.2012  |  Video:  PBS News Hour

Some Businesses Cashing In on Asian Carp
04.30.2012  |  Video:  KSTP 5 ABC News, St. Paul, MN

Menu Invaders
02.28.2012  |  Seafood Business Magazine  |  James Wright

Invasive Asican Carp Attacks CNN Reporter
02.27.2012  |  Video:  CNN Clip via omaratsierra Youtube

Chef Phlippe in ESPN's Asian Carp Report
07.19.2011  |  ESPN via Roberta Solomon Youtube

Cooking Invasive Species Like Asian Carp and Lionfish
August, 2011  |  Article: Boat U.S.  |  Chris Landers

Chef Philippe on Jeff Corwin's
Extreme Cuisine on Food Network

02.18.2011  |  Video:  The Food Network, Jeff Corwin's Extreme Cuisine

Chef Philippe Parola and Asian Carp on France 2 TV
09.05.2011  |  Video:  France 2 Television

Illinois Launches Asian Carp Anti-Hunger Program
09.22.2011  |  Article:  Associated Press via Fox News

Illinois' Solution to Asian Carp Invasion: Eat Them
09.27.2011  |  Article: Voice of America (VOA) News

If You Can't Beat Them, Eat Them!
09.13.2011 | Article: The Southern Illinoisian

Mississippi River Flooding May Have Spread Asian Carp
06.11.2011  |  Article: Baton Rouge Business Report

New Weapon Against Asian Carp: Knife and Fork
03.11.2011  |  Article: LiveScience.com

Demand as Food Could Solve Asian Carp Problem
11.03.2010  |  Article:  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Illinois Investors, Chef Parola
Want to Tackle Asian Carp Invasion

09.13.2010  |  Article:  St. Louis Business Journal

One Giant Leap
09.01.2010  |  Article:  Hemisphere Magazine  |  Ethan Brown

The Attack of the Jumping Asian Carp
07.11.2010  |  Video:  Reel Shot TV Youtube

Battling the Asian Carp Invasion
06.23.2010  |  Video:  CNN Money

Invaders, Yes. But Perhaps Quite Tasty!
04.21.2010  |  Article:  The New York Times

ABC News Clip About the Invasive
Asian Carp Featuring Chef Philippe Parola 

02.13.2010  |  Article:  ABC News, Chicago

Chef Hopes to Make Carp a Popular Dish
01.08.2010  |  Audio & Article:  National Public Radio (NPR)

Rodent Infestation Antidote: Cream Sauce
01.28.1998  |  Article:  Los Angeles Times

Chef Philippe and Jeremy Wade Discuss the Silverfin™ Invasion and How to Solve It

December 11, 2017  |  www.ewellsmith.com  |  Ewell Smith

"Chef Parola, the foremost expert on solving the Silverfin invasive speices issue, had the opportunity to share with Jeremy how to solve the multiple issues Silverfin present to commercial fishermen, recreational fishermen, tourism, and the watersports industry up and down the Mississippi River from Illinois to Louisiana."  Click the button below to read more.

Photo:  (L to R) Chef Philippe Parola, Jeremy Wade, Ewell Smith (Silverfin™ Group, Inc.)

LABI Concerned Corps Plan to Block Asian Carp Could Harm Louisiana Maritime Industry

December 7, 2017  |  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry is concerned that a proposed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to control an invasive species of fish in the Great Lakes area could negatively impact Louisiana’s maritime traffic.

To all of you concerned and involved,

As you know Asian carp spawning ratio is greater during high river level, river level normally decrease late spring and throughout the summer leaving the entire Mississippi basin water-ways with an alarming growing Asian carp population …. year after year. 

Silverfin™ Group Serves Invasive Species Wine Dinner to Louisiana Natural Resources Committee

Asian Carp Invasion (Part 1)
Featuring Chef Philippe Parola

February 29, 2016
WGMB/WVLA NBC News
Baton Rouge, LA

Asian Carp Invasion (Part 2)
Featuring Chef Philippe Parola

February 29, 2016
WGMB/WVLA NBC News
Baton Rouge, LA

Cooking Asian Carp:  One Chef's Plan to Combat Invasive Species

December 17, 2015  |  ZAGAT Youtube

Asian carp are known as an invasive species due to their aggressive nature and rapid growth, but one Louisiana chef is offering a unique solution when it comes to fighting back. Watch as Zagat travels to central Louisiana to investigate how chef Philippe Parola's "can't beat 'em, eat 'em" strategy is helping lead the fight against worldwide carp domination.

Chef Crusades to Make Asian Carp the Catch of the Day

December 13, 2014  |  CBS Evening News

Leaping Asian Carp are fun to watch, but they are a real threat because they multiply so fast and eat so much they starve out native fish. One chef is on a crusade to get them on American plates with a new name: the silverfin. Barry Petersen reports.  Click the video to watch.

The Worst Fish in America:
Asian Carpocalypse

September 24, 2014  |  VICE News Youtube

VICE News correspondent Thomas Morton investigates Asian carp — a slimy, ugly, and often gargantuan species of fish that has taken over many waterways in the United States.

Invasive Species Cook-Off Adds New Dimension

September 23, 2014  | Corvallis Gazette-Times, Oregon  |  Anthony Rimel

Frog leg potato salad. Feral pig bratwurst. Pulled wild turkey. In other words — not your average meal.  All of these unusual foods were available to diners at the Invasive Species Cook-off, which was held Sunday afternoon at Chintimini Farm in Philomath. The event, which was organized by the Institute for Applied Ecology, featured catered meals and a cooking competition that both used invasive species.

Photo:  Silverfin™ Group, Inc, Cody Sibley

Invasive Fish Solution: Eat Them! Chef Proposes Processing Plant

April 10, 2015  |  The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA  |  Amy Wold

Plopping a 25-pound Asian carp in all its glorious ugliness onto a table in the middle of a conference room is a sure-fire way to get an audience’s attention.  For Chef Philippe Parola it is the start of a familiar pitch: find a way to facilitate the consumption of the invasive species before it wrecks freshwater ecosystems in Louisiana, much as it already has in the upper Mississippi River valley.

Photo:  AP Photo, M. Spencer Green, File via The Advocate

Diner's Put a Bite on Invasive Species (Article and Video)

OSeptember 29, 2014  |  Statesman Journal  |  Henry Miller

It didn't take much coaxing to get Meizhen Roylance into the spirit of the third annual Eradication by Mastication event. "I like the nutria. It was crunchy," the Corvallis 7-year-old said with a big grin, adding of the smoked salmon and sorrel stuffed pastry hors d'oeuvre, "I liked the cream puff. I shoved it in my mouth."

Photo:  Nutria, in the foreground, looks slightly more appealing. Tempura-dipped and deep-fried on the presentation plate prepared by Philippe Parola. It sits on a crisp-fried Swiss chard leaf and next to a deep-fried potato carved in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, a nod to Parola's French heritage. (Henry Miller/Statesman Journal)

"Can't Beat 'Em, Eat 'Em!" Say Diners Noshing on Invasive Species

October 9, 2014  |  Voice of America (VOA), Salem, OR

International travel and trade has had an unwelcome side effect in terms of spreading weeds, pests and non-native fish and animals. Wherever you live, you may have seen traditional eradication methods employed... such as herbicide spraying, biological controls, targeted hunting or removal by hand.  In the northwestern state of Oregon recently, another control method saw a brief revival: namely, cooking and eating them.

Photo:  Jill Moon

How to Help Fight Invasive Species?  Eat Them - Bullfrog, Anyone?

August 19, 2014  |  The Globe and Mail  | Wency Leung

The ponds near Melanie Gisler's Corvallis, Ore., home were lousy with bullfrogs. Whenever the restoration ecologist went hiking, the banks would come alive as they hopped to safety. Their exodus to the waters resembled a swarm of lemmings. The cacophony of chirps and croaks was deafening. So Gisler found a pragmatic approach to tackle the invasive species: She ate them.

Photo:  The Globe and Mail

Louisiana Chef's Solution to Asian Carp Invasion - Eat Them!

May 4, 2014  |  Gulf Seafood Institute  |  Ed Lolla, Newsroom Ink

Louisiana Chef Philippe Parola has had his eye on the Asian carp situation in Louisiana for several years, and he is not shy about expressing his worry and frustration over the slow bureaucracy of addressing what he sees as a serious threat to the ecosystem and the state’s multi-million dollar recreational and commercial fishing industry.

Photo:  Illinois River silver carp jump out of the water after being disturbed by sounds of watercraft. Asian carp, which can reach 4 feet long and weigh up to 100 pounds, wreak havoc by starving native species by gobbling up plankton.  - Illinois River Biological Station/ Nerissa Michaels

The Joy of Cooking Invasive Species

March 27, 2014  |  Modern Farmer  |  Brian Barth

Eating your enemies used to be the stuff of cannibal horror movies. Now it's actually condoned by many authorities and can be practiced openly at barbecues, potlucks and picnics. As long as we're talking about consuming invasive plants and animals, that is.

Photo Credit: Modern Farmer

Have You Ever Tried to Cook a Feral Pig?

July 11, 2013  |  The Atlantic  |  Nancy Matsumoto

Chefs are serving up invasive species like knotweed and snakehead fish -- and diners are enjoying them. How a growing food movement could also be good for the environment.

Photo:  From left to right: Butchering a feral hog; Jesse Griffiths's deconstructed feral hog; wild boar carnitas from Afield: A Chef's Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish (Jody Horton, The Atlantic)

"Silent Invaders" - Asian Carp

April 26, 2013  |  North American Fishing Youtube

In this installment of Silent Invaders the issue of Asian Carp is tackled. There are many ideas but no solution on how to stop the Asian Carp infestation. Currently the highest population of Asian Carp are located in the Illinois River. Click the video to watch.

Arkansas: Asian Carp Media Blitz


May, 2013  |  Silverfin™ Group, Inc.  |  Cody Sibley

While in Little Rock, Arkansas to meet with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officials and attend an ANSTF (Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force) meeting, Chef Philippe Parola visited several media outlets to promote the edibility of Asian carp.

KARK 4 TV Morning News

KATV 7 ABC Morning Show

94.7 The Point Radion Show

Asian Carp Could Threaten Louisiana Fishery

April 17, 2013  |  Houma Today  |  Nikki Buskey

A Louisiana chef is teaming up with wildlife officials to target a big fish that could cause even bigger problems in the state’s productive fishing grounds.

Asian Carp:  Clean Taste, Bad Image

August 8, 2012  |  The State Register, Springfield, IL  |  Kathryn Rem

Almost nobody in Illinois wants to eat Asian carp. “There’s no market for them. I’ve had one or two people ask for them,” said Clint Carter, co-owner of Carter’s Fish Market, 1900 South Grand Ave. E. That’s too bad because the few people brave enough to taste the pearly white flesh – punctuated by many bones -- say it tastes like cod or tilapia. “It’s a freshwater fish with a clean taste,” Carter said. “People are always surprised when they taste it.”

An Old Fashioned Strategy to Keep Asian Carp at Bay

July 26, 2012  |  PBS News Hour

To keep Asian carp, an invasive species, from taking over in the Great Lakes, scientists and fishermen are employing an simple strategy: Catch them and eat them. But they have found that there are some pragmatic issues -- as well as marketing issues -- to overcome. Ash-har Quraishi of WTTW in Chicago reports.  Click the video to view the news clip.

Some Businesses Cashing In on Asian Carp

April 30, 2012  |  KSTP 5 ABC News, St. Paul, MN

Click video to view news clip.

MENU INVADERS

February, 2012  |  Seafood Business Magazine  |  James Wright

"Can consumers turn on to invasive species like Asian carp? One chef is betting on it."

Invasive Asian Carp Attacks CNN Reporter

February 27, 2012  |  CNN Clip via omaratsierra Youtube

Invasive Asian Carp Attacks CNN Reporter. Asian carp is considered an invasive species and threatens the integrity of the Great Lakes ecosystem. Here we learn form the CNN reporter David Mattingly about the extent of the problem and how painful being hit by Asian carp can be.  Click the video to view the clip.

Chef Philippe on ESPN's Asian Carp Report

July 19, 2011  |  ESPN via Roberta Solomon Youtube

Click video to watch ESPN's report on the Asian Carp including discussion with various experts (including Chef Philippe Parola) about the problem and potential solutions for this invasive species.

Cooking Invasive Species Like Asian Carp and Lionfish

August, 2011  |  Boat U.S.  |  Chris Landers

In the face of an invasion, sometimes you have to dig in. The only mystery about the carp in the pond near Jackson Landers's parents' house in Free Union, Virginia, is how best to catch them. These carp had arrived without fanfare, Landers explains. 

Chef Philippe on Jeff Corwin's Extreme Cuisine on Food Network

February, 2011  |  The Food Network, Jeff Corwin's Extreme Cuisine, Season 1, "Louisiana" episode (excerpt)

Chef Philippe Parola takes Food Network's Jeff Corwin fishing in the Louisiana Bayous on Extreme Cuisine's "Louisiana" episode. They talk about prepping catfish and alligator gar. Click the video to see the clip featuring Chef Philippe.

Video Credit:  The Food Network (used with permission)

Chef Philippe and Asian Carp on France 2 TV  (In French)

September 05, 2011  |  France 2 Television

America's Asian Carp Invasion has made the news all the way to France. See Chef Philippe Parola cooking Asian carp and talking about the problem and solution IN FRENCH on a France 2 TV news cast! Click the video to see the news cast.

Video Credit:  France 2 Television

Illinois Launches Asian Carp Anti-Hunger Program

September 22, 2011 | Associated Press via Fox News

"Most people don't equate Asian carp with fun, but more than 30 people who attended a presentation and cooking demonstration by Chef Philippe Parola at the Neighborhood Co-op on Friday were entertained as well as educated. If Parola accomplished his goal, they were also evangelicized."

Photo Credit: Aug. 16: A DNR Lakes and Streams survey coordinator, throws a sheepshead back into the water as the DNR searchs for silver carp in the St. Croix River near Taylors Falls, Wis. - Associated Press

Illinois' Solution to Asian Carp Invasion: Eat Them

September 27, 2011  |  Voice of America (VOA) News  |  Kane Farabough

"The Asian carp, a species of fish brought from China to the U.S. several decades ago, is a growing concern in the midwest state of Illinois. The number of Asian carp in the state’s waterways has soared in recent years, choking out many native fish species. But state officials hope to solve the problem, and also strike a blow against local hunger, by changing public attitudes about the much-maligned fish."

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If You Can't Beat Them, Eat Them!

September 13, 2011  |  The Southern Illinoisian  |  Karen Weinert

"Most people don't equate Asian carp with fun, but more than 30 people who attended a presentation and cooking demonstration by Chef Philippe Parola at the Neighborhood Co-op on Friday were entertained as well as educated. If Parola accomplished his goal, they were also evangelicized."

Photo Credit:  Alan Rogers, The Southern Illinoisian

Mississippi River Flooding May Have Spread Asian Carp

June 11, 2011  |  Baton Rouge Business Report

"While scientists have been battling to keep a ravenous, invasive fish species out of the Great Lakes, some worry that spring floods along the Mississippi River may be spreading the Asian carp downstream. Duane Chapman, a U.S. Geological Survey biologist and Asian carp expert, says the fish are likely to show up in places where Mississippi floodwaters intruded. They can weigh up to 100 pounds, grow four feet long and live for 25 years. Where they invade they can crowd out food sources of native species for decades."

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New Weapons Against Invasive Carp: Knife and Fork

March 11, 2011 | LiveScience.com | Wynne Parry

"Invasive, plankton-sucking Asian carp might become less of a menace, some suggest, if we ate them for dinner."

Photo Credit: Cody Sibley, Silverfin™ Group, Inc.

Demand as Food Could Solve Asian Carp Nuisance

November 3, 2010 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Terry Hillig

"The Chilean sea bass served at many high-end restaurants wasn't nearly as appealing back when it was called Patagonian toothfish. A Louisiana chef and a group of Grafton-area entrepreneurs are banking on a similar makeover for the dreaded, despised Asian carp, an invader from China that has relentlessly crowded out more popular species in Midwestern waters for more than a decade."

Photo Credit: Elie Gardner, St. Louis Dispatch

Illinois Investors, Chef Parola Want to Tackle Asian Carp Invasion

September 13, 2010 | St. Louis Business Journal | Kelsey Volkmann

"If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’ em. That’s what a group of Metro East investors and a world-famous chef hope to do with the invasive Asian carp, which has taken over the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers and eaten so much plankton, it’s decimating the populations of native game fish."

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One Giant Leap

September, 2010  |  Hemisphere Magazine  |  Ethan Brown

The ravenous, unstoppable Asian carp is threatening to take over American lakes and rivers. One Louisiana chef is trying bite back. Hungry?

Photo:  Peter Frank Edwards, Hemisphere Magazine

The Attack of the Jumping Asian Carp

July 11, 2010  |  Reel Shot TV Youtube

Reel Shot TV is out with Aerial Madness Bowfishing!! This is the montage of all of the fish hits!! Click the video to view the clip.

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Battling the Asian Carp Invasion

June 23, 2010  |  CNN Money

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is using electric currents to keep Asian Carp out of the Chicago River.  Click video to view.

Video Credit:  CNNMoney Youtube

Invaders, Yes.
But Perhaps Quite Tasty.

April 21, 2010 | New York Times | Erik Eckholm

"Asian carp are reviled as vanquishers of native species, feared as hefty jumpers, able to break a boatman's jaw, and scorned as, well, carp. But even as Northern States battle to keep them from ravaging the Great Lakes, officials in the South, where the alien species have multiplied like guppies, are working to transform the carp into marketable assets."

Photo Credit: The New York Times

ABC News Clip About the Invasive Asian Carp Featuring Chef Philippe 

February 13, 2010 | ABC News Chicago | Erik Horng

"At this week's National Grocers Association convention in Las Vegas, celebrity chef Philippe Parola was touting his new favorite fish. [It has] 70-percent more Omega-3 than in catfish and tilapia," an animated Parola told an assembled crowd at his booth. "No mercury because it's a filter fish." Parola was talking about the Asian carp -- a slimy, boney fish that breeds quickly and is widely considered a pest. Parola's message: Eat the carp. Save the Great Lakes..."  Click the video to see the news clip and click the button below to read the article.


Video Credit: ABC News 

Chef Hopes to Make Carp a Popular Dish

January 8, 2010 | National Public Radio (NPR) | Melissa Block and Chef Philippe Parola

Asian carp may be a problem in the Great Lakes, but in Louisiana they are renaming it silver fin and promoting it as a delicacy. Chef Philippe Parola says the Asian carp's texture is a cross between scallop and crabmeat, adding its bones can be removed easily by steaming.

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Rodent Infestation Antidote: Cream Sauce

July 28, 1998 | Los Angeles Times | Julie Cart, Times Staff Writer

Cuisine: As nutria thrash Louisiana's ecosystems, state cooks up a response. Chefs are willing, but diners are wary.

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