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Eels on Slippery Slope in East Asia


Japan is poised to declare an eel emergency. The popular seafood delicacies may soon go on a “red list” of threatened species, although that will not restrict eel catches. However, the United States is considering pushing international restrictions on several types of eel, which could affect the global eel trade. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman has details from Gochang in South Korea.

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