Niche Food Industries For Humboldt
I've lived up here over 30 years and I believe this is the first I've ever heard of hagfish. But this is pretty neat. One of those niche industries that some in Humboldt will be able to take part and profit in. Hopefully this will continue to work out.
Reminds me of a suggestion I heard maybe 25 or 30 years ago during a national guard drill. I believe it came from Steve Gallant (does he still work at the veterans affairs office in the courthouse?).
He was hanging around the armory smoking and joking and suggested that banana slugs might be the perfect food export. After all, the folks in asia might just love them. Of course, he was just having fun at the time.
Maybe he was actually on to something though? After all, the Koreans apparently like hagfish, something I don't know of any Americans having an interest in. Maybe someone could come up with a delicacy- type recipe, or two, for banana slugs? We've got millions of them here in Humboldt.
I don't know: Fried... boiled...raw? Not something I'd want to try but those on the pacific rim aren't as intimidated by strange food ideas as so many of us are. They might really fall for them.
I think it would be worth a try. Who wants to take the first shot at this? No need to consult with me about it, unless you want to. Just make it happen.