Farm Raised Unagi Now a Reality

Sushi News: 

Japanese scientists have recently managed the first successful farm bred eel. Until now, small eels were captured in the wild and then transferred to farms. But wild stocks have been depleted, raising fears of extinction, according to this story from the Houston Examiner. The story points out that:

"While the researchers note that the technology used is still extremely costly, and others have mentioned the need for the determination of the safety and taste of these artificially raised eel, a means to save the animal from overfishing and possible extinction have been found. "