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Eels and the Japanese: an inseparable, long-standing relationship
Kuroki, M.; van Oijen, M.J.P.; Tsukamoto, K. (2014). Eels and the Japanese: an inseparable, long-standing relationship, in: Tsukamoto, K. et al. (Ed.) Eels and humans. Humanity and the Sea, : pp. 91-108. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-4-431-54529-3_6
In: Tsukamoto, K.; Kuroki, M. (Ed.) (2014). Eels and humans. Humanity and the Sea. Springer: Osaka. ISBN 978-4-431-54528-6. xi, 177 pp.. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-4-431-54529-3, more
In: Humanity and the Sea. Springer: Dordrecht. ISSN 2213-607X, more

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Keywords
    Aquaculture; Distribution; Fisheries; Production; Products; Science; Anguilla japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1846 [WoRMS]; Anguilla marmorata Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 [WoRMS]; INW, Japan [Marine Regions]; Fresh water

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  • Kuroki, M.
  • van Oijen, M.J.P.
  • Tsukamoto, K.

Abstract
    The Japanese nation has a long history of using freshwater eels as food, and these days up to ~100,000 t of eels per year are consumed there, about 70 % of the world’s eel consumption (Kuroki and Tsukamoto 2012). In this context, there is no doubt that Japanese have a closer relationship with eels than any other nation in the world, and therefore need to take a heavy responsibility for their conservation.

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