I have heard varying opinions on their edibility, from "poor man's lobster" to "don't go near it" (paraphrased due to this being a family-friendly forum). I have never had it, but I assume that 1) because its related to saltwater codfish, which are good eating, and 2) it spends most of its time in cold water, its gotta taste at least decent. Thoughts? Is some of the dislike due to the fact that they are ugly buggers?
People who fish for food, and sport be damned, are called pot-fishermen. The more expert ones are called crack pot-fishermen. All other fishermen are called crackpot fishermen. This is confusing. ~ Ed Zern, 1947