Annual eel day becomes increasingly pricey treat in Japan

National Jul 20, 2018

Annual eel day becomes increasingly pricey treat in Japan

As people in Japan treated themselves to grilled eel on a traditional eel-eating day Friday, many had to dish out more cash amid soaring prices for the endangered delicacy. The domestic catch of juvenile eels for cultivation dropped this season to the second-lowest level since ...

Japan, neighbors agree on moves to protect endangered eel

Business Sep 18, 2014

Japan, neighbors agree on moves to protect endangered eel

Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the endangered species. The agriculture ministry said the agreement with China, South Korea and Taiwan, reached Wednesday, calls for reducing eel hauls ...

Hot weather's cold comfort for eels

Travel Jul 13, 2013

Hot weather's cold comfort for eels

by Hillel Wright

In March this year, I spent a week in Taiwan as a guest of the Taiwan Fisheries Agency. My hosts had laid on a relentless daily schedule that took in a complete circuit of the island nation, visiting nearly all the major commercial fishing ...