Poaching of glass eels on the rise in Japan amid surging prices

National Jan 28, 2020

Poaching of glass eels on the rise in Japan amid surging prices

Japan is struggling to crack down on the poaching of glass eels, which has been on the rise due to surging prices reflecting unprecedentedly poor catches. In Kochi Prefecture, a major glass eel fishing area, police discovered a facility used by poachers and arrested 11 ...

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 ...

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 ...