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Eels Are on Slippery Slope in East Asiai
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Steve Herman
October 01, 2012
Japan is poised to declare an eel emergency, anxiously waiting to see if the popular seafood delicacies soon are placed on a “red list” of threatened species. That move would not, though, restrict eel catches. The United States is considering pushing international restrictions, however, on several types of eel and that could affect the global eel trade. VOA's Steve Herman has more.

Eels Are on Slippery Slope in East Asia

Published October 01, 2012

Japan is poised to declare an eel emergency, anxiously waiting to see if the popular seafood delicacies soon are placed on a “red list” of threatened species. That move would not, though, restrict eel catches. The United States is considering pushing international restrictions, however, on several types of eel and that could affect the global eel trade. VOA's Steve Herman has more.


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