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Chinese business brings prosperity to fishermen on Mississippi
From:Xinhua  |  2017-11-04 07:51

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Workers process Asian carps at the plant of Two Rivers Fisheries in Kentucky, the United States, on Oct. 30, 2017. Chinese entrepreneur Angie Yu came to the City of Wickliffe in west Kentucky and opened the Two Rivers Fisheries to process fish from the Mississippi in 2012. Two Rivers Fisheries now employs 16 local residents doing processing work in plant, and purchases fish regularly from more than 70 fishermen nearby. The production was 500,000 pounds in the first year of production in 2013, then doubled to one million pounds in 2015, and further doubled to two million pounds in 2016. Wickliffe, a small town with a population around 800, a per capita income of slightly more than 17,000 dollars and 16.1 percent population living below the poverty line, received Yu with open arms. "It (Two Rivers Fisheries) brought a little more hope that there would be more jobs. It's a good place and it's going to get better. Jobs are important, everybody likes jobs," Wickliffe Mayor George Lane told Xinhua. (Xinhua/Liu Yifang)

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