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THIS IS BIG NEWS IF YOU’RE FROM THE MID-WEST:

Fans of the tasty fresh water Chubs are in for bad news.
Our beloved fish is disappearing on two fronts.

EWIG’S FISH MARKET REPORTS:
After several phone calls and personal appearances to the Chubs mother ship I have once more been told by Ewig’s Fish Market that the chubs are not being fished.

THE STORY OF SMOKED CHUBS:
I was first told that chubs just aren’t profitable to
fish anymore. Then it was “check back in October”, followed
by “check back in February” in an endless loop of
unexplained excuses.

NATURE SENDS SOME BAD NEWS TOO:
Really bad news. Seems the reason we can’t find any Chubs in the fish markets is not just because of low profit.
Blame the zebra mussels and the larger quagga mussels that hitch-hike aboard ocean-going ships. These invasive species are eating chub food, the plankton that smaller fish like to eat. The mussels promote clear water by munching on enough green stuff to open up the feeding area to sunlight. Sunlight promotes the growth of killer algae. Scientists have yet to figure out a way to completely control this ecological disaster. Attention to all budding scientists. This looks to me like uncharted territory for your dissertation or research grant application.

Will some dedicated Cheese Head please figure this out?

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