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European Carp
June 21, 2015

European Carp

The wild carp in Europe are considered vulnerable to extinction, but the ornamental varieties (koi fish) and where carp are an introduced species, they are thriving. They are considered edible by some cultures and in some areas, but I’ve never had a carp prepared that I could eat. The average size carp is 40-80cm long and weighs 2-14kg. But the largest recorded carp caught in UK weighed 45.59kg (wikipedia), but from photos on Google, there have been bigger! They prefer slow to standing water, and their diet is omnivorous (plants and meat).......

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