Comments on: The eel deal: Sky’s the limit for unagi prices http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/the-eel-deal-skys-the-limit-for-unagi-prices/ How to make, save and spend money in Japan. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:29:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Philip Brasor & Masako Tsubuku http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/the-eel-deal-skys-the-limit-for-unagi-prices/comment-page-1/#comment-91701 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:36:43 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=3393#comment-91701 The significance of finding the spawning ground probably means more to researchers since they’d been looking for it so long. As far as what benefit if might have to the unagi industry, the idea seems to be that if they understand better the conditions under which the eggs are laid they can recreate those conditions in an artificial environment.

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By: Ric http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/the-eel-deal-skys-the-limit-for-unagi-prices/comment-page-1/#comment-91691 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:20:47 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=3393#comment-91691 Interesting how things change. When I was in Japan 20 years ago I would have unagi all the time and it didn’t seem a premium price then, just the same as katsudon or something like that.

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By: Jeffrey http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/the-eel-deal-skys-the-limit-for-unagi-prices/comment-page-1/#comment-91596 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:07:47 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=3393#comment-91596 You learn something every day.

Not being a fan of unagi, I didn’t realize that they were like salmon, spending parts of its life-cycle in fresh and salt water.

However, as most eel are now pond raised in Taiwan,China and elsewhere, I’m not sure I understand the significance of finding the unagi’s “spawning” grounds.

http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/anguilla-japonica.html

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