Buffalo in the 70s: Lake Erie’s ‘trash fish’ are still good to eat

By Steve Cichon
steve@buffalostories.com
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News Food Critic Janice Okun spoke with the director of the Cooperative Extension’s Sea Grant advisory program, who offered some preparation ideas beyond pan frying and whose office was looking for ways to help Buffalo eat those fish you’d probably just want to throw back.

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon is a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. writing about the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The storyteller and historian has written six books, worn bow ties since the 80s, and is the News Director at WECK Radio. A 25 year Buffalo media veteran, Steve's contributed more than 1400 Buffalo History stories to The Buffalo News, worked at WIVB-TV, Empire Sports Network, and spent ten years as a newsman and News Director at WBEN Radio. He's also put his communication skills to work as an adjunct professor, a producer of PBS documentaries, and even run for Erie County Clerk. Steve's Buffalo roots run deep: all eight of his great-grandparents called Buffalo home, with his first ancestors arriving here in 1827.