Japanese university seeks to achieve full-cycle farming

(11/11/19)

 of endangered eel

A Japanese university known for its technique to cultivate bluefin tuna has succeeded in incubating and growing for 50 days Japanese eels (Anguilla japonica), an endangered species that is a sought-after delicacy in the country.

Kindai University (or Kinki University), which sells the bluefin tuna it farms, said it will also aim to achieve "full-cycle" aquaculture of eels, meaning incubating and cultivating eels and then obtaining second-generation eels from them, for commercial use.

In 2002, Kindai University became the first institution in the world to achieve full-cycle aquaculture of.....................................................................


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