Frozen lamprey | Photo by Kwik’pak Fisheries
Wonder if it tastes like chicken. I don’t really wonder that because I don’t plan on finding out. I imagine that is what flashed in your mind. At least that’s what flashed in mine.
As reported in APRN, Kwik’pak Fisheries is hoping to build a market for lamprey.
A western Alaska fish buyer is trying to build a market for an ancient creature that might otherwise swim unnoticed at the bottom of icy rivers this time of year. The lamprey is a long, boneless fish that looks like an eel. Millions of them enter the Yukon and other major rivers this time of year to spawn.
Maybe in the near future we’ll see these things pop up at Pike Place Market.