Title Artificial Completion of the Japanese Eel, Anguilla japonica, Life Cycle: Challenge to Mass Production
Authers Yoshitsugu MASUDA, Hitoshi IMAIZUMI, Kentaro ODA, Hiroshi HASHIMOTO, Hironori USUKI, and Kazuhisa TERUYA
Keywords ell culture, glass ell production, ell life cycle, Anguilla japonica
Citation Bull. Fish. Res. Agen. No.35, 111-117, 2012
Current eel culture depends entirely on glass eels captured from the wild. However, in recent decades, eel populations have declined. Thus, establishment of the technology for producing sustainable supplies of eel seeds is required. To achieve that end, selective breeding and mass production of glass eels is necessary. This year, we were successful in closing the Japanese eel life cycle. However, we have not as yet established techniques for mass production of glass eels because of various technical difficulties. In this paper, we describe the significance of closing the eel life cycle and the challenges that need to be overcome in order to develop a system of glass eel mass production.
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