DETROIT (AP) — A few unwanted, invasive sea lampreys from the Great Lakes
have been shipped to England for use in a traditional pie for Queen
The Detroit Free Press reports the City of Gloucester requested the eel-like
creatures from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, since they’re protected
in England. The pie is for June’s Diamond Jubilee, the 60th anniversary of
the queen’s ascent to the throne.
Commission spokesman Marc Gaden shipped 2 pounds of frozen lamprey from Lake
Huron and plans to officially present them to the city May 4.
He says Great Lakes officials “would prefer to send them truckloads of
Lampreys got into the Great Lakes from the Atlantic Ocean through shipping
canals in the 1920s and have been a threat to the fishery ever since.