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Fresh Copi Po’ Boy
Copi Po’ Boy prepared by chef Brian Jupiter and served at Ina Mae Tavern

Hello Copi. Nice to eat you.

On June 22, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources hosted a virtual conference revealing the name Copi for the four species that was once generically called Asian carp.

Kevin Irons, Assistant Chief of Fisheries at Illinois Department of Natural Resources, was joined by Chopped champion Brian Jupiter of Frontier and Ina Mae Tavern and 13-time James Beard Award-winning journalist Steve Dolinsky to unveil the Copi name and story.