Japanese eel consumption declines

Published on
January 4, 2019

Summer eel consumption in Japan fell year-on-year between 20 and 30 percent the Nippon Keizai Shimbun reported. A shortage of fry in the spring led to high prices, which in turn reduced demand. For the 2019 summer outlook, fishing for elvers will begin in December, but stocks are low, so prices should …

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Contributing Editor reporting from Osaka, Japan

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