Baby eels, also known as elvers. Photo: AP

How Japan imports baby eels illegally through Hong Kong and Taiwan

  • Eels are consumed as a prized summer delicacy in Japan but are designated as a species at risk of extinction
  • Young eel imports to Japan from Hong Kong increased dramatically after Taiwan introduced the export ban in 2007
Topic |   Japan

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Baby eels, also known as elvers. Photo: AP
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