Eco-labels urged to save endangered marine life

National | WEDGE Feb 9, 2014

Eco-labels urged to save endangered marine life

2013 highlighted the decline in Japan's fishery resources, with baby eel trading at ¥3 million per kilogram — more expensive than silver — and the catch quota of bluefin tuna being slashed at the December meeting of the Commission for the Conservation and Management ...

Indonesia eel hot item for smugglers

National Jul 29, 2013

Indonesia eel hot item for smugglers

by Christine T. Tjandraningsih

Japan is steeped in century-old rituals where people traditionally eat grilled freshwater eel on "doyo no ushi no hi," the day customarily dedicated to eating eel. Eel day fell on July 22 this year, but concern over dwindling stocks in Japan is growing, with other ...

Japanese eel fry haul hurting this season

National Feb 8, 2013

Japanese eel fry haul hurting this season

Catches of Japanese eel fry have been poor nationwide since the fishing season started in December, with some places recording more than four-decade lows, fishery officials said Thursday. This may lead to an unprecedented fourth straight year of poor hauls of young eel, they said. The ...