Asian Carp Fishery in Wickliffe Invests in New Tech to Increase Production, Create Jobs

Nov 7, 2017

Credit ERICA PETERSON, WFPL

A new business agreement between a Wickliffe fishery and a Chinese technology company could mean more jobs for the region.

Two Rivers Fisheries President Angie Yu said the business will start using a new immersion freezing technique from Jiangsu Rentian Agricultural Technology Company. Yu said the new technique will cut down the time it takes to freeze Asian carp while increasing food quality.

 

“It would take six to eight hours to get a fish frozen. With this new technology we can just freeze the fish in twenty minutes,” Yu said. “The taste is exactly the same as a fresh one [fish].”

 

Yu said the technique may triple production and create more jobs, starting with a new shift of ten to sixteen workers. She said the company is hiring but that there aren't enough trained workers locally. Yu said Two Rivers has exported more than two million pounds of fish this year and expects to meet a goal of four million by January.