Asian carp are important food fish in China and India, and attempts to supply that market with carp grown in U.S. waters is currently underway. The sheer abundance of carp in Barkley and Kentucky lakes, and the demand for them in Asia, suggest that the fish flood can be controlled. Last year, Kentucky's commercial fishermen netted more than 2 million pounds of Asian carp, of which about 80 percent came from Barkley. Elsewhere, especially in the Midwest, commercial fishermen net millions of pounds of carp annually. Most of the fish are turned into fertilizer, pet food, or bait. However, attempts are being made to cultivate a taste for the fish among the American public in a "try-it-you'll-like-it" campaign that's just now gaining momentum.