• Kyodo


Alien species of young eels were imported to Japan in February, including some from Madagascar, recent trade data compiled by the Finance Ministry shows, the first time that imports of African eels have been confirmed in statistics.

If species different from Japanese eels have been traded in Japan, partly due to extremely poor catches of young Japanese eels for three years in a row, it could spark concerns about the spread of alien eels in the domestic ecology of the fish.

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