Research breeds new hope for Japan's endangered eels

Aug 19, 2017

Research breeds new hope for Japan's endangered eels

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The future of roasted eel, the Japanese summer delicacy braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the creatures and their mysterious migrations become increasingly endangered. Soaring demand for Japanese eel, or Anguilla japonica, helped put the creatures ...

Japanese treat themselves on annual eel-eating day

Jul 25, 2017

Japanese treat themselves on annual eel-eating day

Tuesday was eel-eating day, when many in Japan treat themselves to the grilled delicacy —this year likely to make a smaller dent on the wallet with prices down. Eel, typically prepared with sweet soy sauce and grilled, is enjoyed on set days following an old ...

China to run out of exports of endangered European eel by early next year

Jul 28, 2014

China to run out of exports of endangered European eel by early next year

China will stop exporting the internationally protected European eel to Japan by the end of next January, industry sources said Monday. The Chinese government's office for wildlife protection has notified Japanese industry officials that the stock for re-exported, French-origin eels protected by an international treaty ...

Eel farmers face state regulation to manage new extinction risk

Jul 24, 2014

Eel farmers face state regulation to manage new extinction risk

The government plans to impose regulations on eel farmers because the Japanese variety was internationally designated as a species at risk of extinction last month, government sources said. Since eel farming in Japan relies mostly on catches of wild young eel, which are on the ...