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Eel farming in Japan © Vicki Crook and Hiromi Shiraishi / TRAFFIC EXAMPLE LINK FOR CUT OFF

Eel market dynamics Anguilla production, trade and consumption in East Asia

Eel farming in Japan © Vicki Crook and Hiromi Shiraishi / TRAFFIC EXAMPLE LINK FOR CUT OFF

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Published 13th July 2015

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TRAFFIC report tries to pin down slippery eel trade

Tokyo, Japan, 13th July 2015—Production and consumption patterns for eels in East Asia are constantly changing, with new markets and trade routes emerging, meaning strong regional and international co-ordination is needed to implement eel conservation and management measures, finds a new TRAFFIC report.

Eel market dynamics: Anguilla production, trade and consumption in East Asia

Report author(s):
Hiromi Shiraishi, Vicki Crook

Publication date:
July 2015


Notes:

[1] Data sources used include Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) global production and trade figures, the 2014 “Joint Statement” in which mainland China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan agreed to restrict wild-caught eel fry input into farms, Unagi net, UN Comtrade, East Asian Customs, and the CITES trade database, in addition to literature and internet research, stakeholder interviews, and targeted online and physical market surveys.


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