New opportunities for local fishermen
Fifty-four area commercial fishermen recently met to learn about new businesses that may be coming to Beardstown.
Two companies - one that flash-freezes carp, another that processes fish for protein - have both expressed interest in moving to Beardstown. These companies, Falcon Protein and American Heartland Fish Products, met with local fishermen on Tuesday, July 26 to determine whether or not the area could provide them enough fish.
Those in attendance promised a steady flow of fish to both the companies, claiming that they could provide enough business to “bury them in fish.”