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Lampreys from Great Lakes destined for queen's pie

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April 27, 2012 10:44 AM EST | AP

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DETROIT — A few unwanted, invasive sea lampreys from the Great Lakes have been shipped to England for use in a traditional pie for Queen Elizabeth II.

Commission spokesman Marc Gaden shipped 2 pounds of frozen lamprey from Lake Huron. He says Great Lakes officials "would prefer to send them truckloads of lamprey."

Lampreys got into the Great Lakes through Atlantic shipping canals in the 1920s and have threatened native fish since.

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