Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Biologist John Odenkirk handles a large northern snakehead fish aboard his stunboat in waters off the Potomac River, Virginia May 23, 2013.
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Biologist John Odenkirk handles a large northern snakehead fish aboard his stunboat in waters off the Potomac River, Virginia May 23, 2013.

The northern snakehead, or Channa argus, has joined a tankful of invasive fish that US authorities are urging people to control by eating them.

The fish, which is native to Asia, is a major predator in its new ecosystem and is seen as a threat to native species.

And now, putting the torpedo-shaped snakehead on the menu is Washington-area restaurants' way of helping to control these newcomers.

TRT World's Kate Fisher brings more from Washington, US.

Source: TRT World