Sea eel population dropped 90% in 30 years


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/02/sea-eel-population-dropped-90.html


#2

This is disappointing (that I should stop eating it). Unagi is my favorite.


#3

tRump can fix that, too…


#4

Headline isn’t correct. Article is about unagi - freshwater eel. Sea eel is anago. Pretty sure that photo is anago as well (mostly cause it looks nasty). Unagi has a delicous BBQ glaze, which is missing in the photo


#5

The reference to the 90% eel drop in the New Yorker article is linked to a CNN article (http://travel.cnn.com/japanese-eel-joins-official-endangered-list-252811) from February 2013. So the eel in question has been decimated this way for the past three years already. Goodness knows how bad off it is now.


#6

Dropped 90%? Has anyone checked the hovercrafts?


#7

Would you like to go back to my place bouncy bouncy?


#8

Despite having been declared an endangered species, it is still a popular meal. People say they want to eat it now before it disappears forever.


#9

They also live in the sea - they spawn in the Philippines. An anago is a conger eel.


#10

This is a pretty good summary of the issue:


#11

my dad used to love eel - but it wasn’t the Japanese recipe.


#12

A légpárnásom tele van angolnákkal.

No idea if that’s correct or not.


#13

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