Critically endangered and endangered eels are being sold in Hong Kong sushi restaurants. Photo: Shutterstock
Critically endangered and endangered eels are being sold in Hong Kong sushi restaurants. Photo: Shutterstock

Most eel eaten in Hong Kong sushi restaurants is from endangered species, study finds

  • DNA analysis by University of Hong Kong finds nearly 90 per cent of eel served in 80 sushi restaurants is from endangered or critically endangered species
  • The results reflect the same pattern observed in grocers and convenience stores in Hong Kong, study’s lead author says

Critically endangered and endangered eels are being sold in Hong Kong sushi restaurants. Photo: Shutterstock
Critically endangered and endangered eels are being sold in Hong Kong sushi restaurants. Photo: Shutterstock
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