|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
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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.
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.