PROVO — Utah Lake's carp aren't even worth harvesting.

Now officials are looking for other ways to get rid of the pesky fish that have multiplied out of control and are stirring up mud on the lake bottom.

A water-district official in charge of restoring the lake's native June suckers says shipping costs make it uneconomical to gather the carp for a world market. Carp are considered a delicacy in Iraq at $4 a pound.

Selling the carp closer to home won't work, either.

Michael D. Mills told the Utah Lake Commission that harvesting the carp for U.S. demand would saturate the market with more carp than could be sold. Mills works for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District.