• Kyodo


An Osaka Prefecture university known for a technique to cultivate bluefin tuna has succeeded in incubating and growing Japanese eels, an endangered species that is a sought-after delicacy.

Kindai University, which sells the tuna it farms, said Friday it grew the eels for 50 days and aims to achieve “full-cycle” aquaculture of eels — breeding the eels it incubates and cultivates — for commercial use.

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