PEARL, IL (WGEM)-- An invasive Species is turning into a local Ecofriendly fertilizer.
Quincy native, Mike Owsley says he created a solution that takes Asian Carp and turns them into a liquid fertilizer at his facility in Pearl, Illinois.
Previously he says his business was devoted to distributing Asian carp around the U.S. and Canada as lobster bait.
When the pandemic hit the fresh fish industry took a turn for the worse so Owsley reinvented what he did with these fish.
He says this could revolutionize how we clean up the Mississippi River and Great Lakes of the invasive species.
"This is a full circle thing. We can control the population and rebuild an industry. Pass some of this wealth around and be all apart of the solution", said Mike Owsley Asian Carp Fertilizer Inventor.
Owsley says through the process of liquidizing the Asian carp humic acid is extracted which is known to be extremely healthy for plant life and makes soil rich in nutrients all while being eco-friendly.
He currently has a patent pending for his invention.
Owsley also says he plans for the distribution of the fertilizer to come out of Quincy.