The Obama administration's Asian carp czar, John Goss, is among those officials meeting Thursday in Bloomington, Minn. to discuss the invasive fish's spread as part of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee.
The group is charged with trying to come up with strategies to stop the Asian carp, especially over in Illinois where the fish is nearing the Great Lakes.
In Minnesota, there are efforts underway to address the fact that the fish is already in the Mississippi River. Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr will be in Bloomington Thursday.
The carp is native in Asia, but harder to find. Adam Minter, a native Minnesotan and writer, now lives in Shanghai. He noticed a recent flurry of social media activity in China about the American debate over the carp. It turns out there are plenty of people in China who love the fish as a food item and don't understand the controversy.
Minter joins The Daily Circuit Thursday.