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Variety

Eel, European

Anguilla anguilla

Method

Farmed

Ponds

Location

Japan

Overall Rating

1.25 / 10

Market Names

Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, River Eel, Unagi

Summary

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Variety

Eel, European

Anguilla anguilla

Method

Farmed

Ponds

Location

China

Overall Rating

0.72 / 10

Market Names

Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, River Eel, Unagi

Summary

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Variety

Eel, American

Anguilla rostrata

Method

Farmed

Ponds

Location

Taiwan

Overall Rating

0.7 / 10

Market Names

Atlantic Eel, Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, Silver Eel, Unagi

Summary

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Variety

Eel, American

Anguilla rostrata

Method

Farmed

Ponds

Location

South Korea

Overall Rating

1.21 / 10

Market Names

Atlantic Eel, Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, Silver Eel, Unagi

Summary

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Variety

Eel, European

Anguilla anguilla

Method

Farmed

Ponds

Location

South Korea

Overall Rating

1.21 / 10

Market Names

Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, River Eel, Unagi

Summary

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Variety

Eel, American

Anguilla rostrata

Method

Wild

Traps: Pots

Location

U.S. - Northwest Atlantic Ocean (excluding North Carolina)

Overall Rating

2.279 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic Eel, Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, Silver Eel, Unagi

Summary

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  • Traps: Pots

Variety

Eel, American

Anguilla rostrata

Method

Wild

Barriers, fences, weirs, corrals, etc.

Location

U.S. - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

2.279 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic Eel, Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, Silver Eel, Unagi

Summary

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Variety

Eel, American

Anguilla rostrata

Method

Wild

Pots and/or traps and/or trap nets

Location

U.S. - Northwest Atlantic Ocean and North America Inland Waters

Overall Rating

2.699 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic Eel, Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, Silver Eel, Unagi

Summary

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Variety

Eel, American

Anguilla rostrata

Method

Farmed

Ponds

Location

Japan

Overall Rating

1.25 / 10

Market Names

Atlantic Eel, Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, Silver Eel, Unagi

Summary

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Variety

Eel, American

Anguilla rostrata

Method

Farmed

Ponds

Location

China

Overall Rating

0.72 / 10

Market Names

Atlantic Eel, Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, Silver Eel, Unagi

Summary

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Variety

Eel, Japanese

Anguilla japonica

Method

Farmed

Ponds

Location

China

Overall Rating

0.72 / 10

Market Names

Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, River Eel, Unagi

Summary

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Variety

Eel, European

Anguilla anguilla

Method

Farmed

Ponds

Location

Taiwan

Overall Rating

0.7 / 10

Market Names

Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, River Eel, Unagi

Summary

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Variety

Eel, Japanese

Anguilla japonica

Method

Farmed

Indoor recirculating tank (without wastewater treatment)

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

5.19 / 10

Market Names

Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, River Eel, Unagi

Summary

Note: All Ocean Wise recommendations for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) apply only to seafood products grown exclusively in RAS facilities through harvest at the end of grow out. It does not apply to seafood products that were raised in RAS hatcheries and transitioned to other production systems for the grow out period.


Escapes: RAS is a land based aquaculture method where production occurs in buildings and tanks. In addition, tank-based RAS utilize multiple screens and secondary capture devises. In combination, this setup ensures physical separation of the culture area from the natural environment minimizing the risk of escapes.


Source: Facilities are dependent on collection of individuals from critically endangered wild populations. This harvest activity has strong negative impacts on the persistence of wild eel stocks.

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  • Indoor recirculating tank (without wastewater treatment)

Variety

Eel, Japanese

Anguilla japonica

Method

Farmed

Indoor recirculating tank (with wastewater treatment)

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

5.48 / 10

Market Names

Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, River Eel, Unagi

Summary

Note: All Ocean Wise recommendations for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) apply only to seafood products grown exclusively in RAS facilities through harvest at the end of grow out. It does not apply to seafood products that were raised in RAS hatcheries and transitioned to other production systems for the grow out period.


Escapes: RAS is a land based aquaculture method where production occurs in buildings and tanks. In addition, tank-based RAS utilize multiple screens and secondary capture devises. In combination, this setup ensures physical separation of the culture area from the natural environment minimizing the risk of escapes.


Source: Facilities are dependent on collection of individuals from critically endangered wild populations. This harvest activity has strong negative impacts on the persistence of wild eel stocks.

Learn more about harvest methods

  • Indoor recirculating tank (with wastewater treatment)

Variety

Eel, European

Anguilla anguilla

Method

Farmed

Indoor recirculating tank (without wastewater treatment)

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

5.19 / 10

Market Names

Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, River Eel, Unagi

Summary

Note: All Ocean Wise recommendations for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) apply only to seafood products grown exclusively in RAS facilities through harvest at the end of grow out. It does not apply to seafood products that were raised in RAS hatcheries and transitioned to other production systems for the grow out period.


Escapes: RAS is a land based aquaculture method where production occurs in buildings and tanks. In addition, tank-based RAS utilize multiple screens and secondary capture devises. In combination, this setup ensures physical separation of the culture area from the natural environment minimizing the risk of escapes.


Source: Facilities are dependent on collection of individuals from critically endangered wild populations. This harvest activity has strong negative impacts on the persistence of wild eel stocks.

Learn more about harvest methods

  • Indoor recirculating tank (without wastewater treatment)

Variety

Eel, European

Anguilla anguilla

Method

Farmed

Indoor recirculating tank (with wastewater treatment)

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

5.48 / 10

Market Names

Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, River Eel, Unagi

Summary

Note: All Ocean Wise recommendations for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) apply only to seafood products grown exclusively in RAS facilities through harvest at the end of grow out. It does not apply to seafood products that were raised in RAS hatcheries and transitioned to other production systems for the grow out period.


Escapes: RAS is a land based aquaculture method where production occurs in buildings and tanks. In addition, tank-based RAS utilize multiple screens and secondary capture devises. In combination, this setup ensures physical separation of the culture area from the natural environment minimizing the risk of escapes.


Source: Facilities are dependent on collection of individuals from critically endangered wild populations. This harvest activity has strong negative impacts on the persistence of wild eel stocks.

Learn more about harvest methods

  • Indoor recirculating tank (with wastewater treatment)

Variety

Eel, American

Anguilla rostrata

Method

Farmed

Indoor recirculating tank (with wastewater treatment)

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

5.48 / 10

Market Names

Atlantic Eel, Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, Silver Eel, Unagi

Summary

Note: All Ocean Wise recommendations for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) apply only to seafood products grown exclusively in RAS facilities through harvest at the end of grow out. It does not apply to seafood products that were raised in RAS hatcheries and transitioned to other production systems for the grow out period.


Escapes: RAS is a land based aquaculture method where production occurs in buildings and tanks. In addition, tank-based RAS utilize multiple screens and secondary capture devises. In combination, this setup ensures physical separation of the culture area from the natural environment minimizing the risk of escapes.


Source: Facilities are dependent on collection of individuals from critically endangered wild populations. This harvest activity has strong negative impacts on the persistence of wild eel stocks.

Learn more about harvest methods

  • Indoor recirculating tank (with wastewater treatment)

Variety

Eel, American

Anguilla rostrata

Method

Farmed

Indoor recirculating tank (without wastewater treatment)

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

5.19 / 10

Market Names

Atlantic Eel, Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, Silver Eel, Unagi

Summary

Note: All Ocean Wise recommendations for recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) apply only to seafood products grown exclusively in RAS facilities through harvest at the end of grow out. It does not apply to seafood products that were raised in RAS hatcheries and transitioned to other production systems for the grow out period.


Escapes: RAS is a land based aquaculture method where production occurs in buildings and tanks. In addition, tank-based RAS utilize multiple screens and secondary capture devises. In combination, this setup ensures physical separation of the culture area from the natural environment minimizing the risk of escapes.


Source: Facilities are dependent on collection of individuals from critically endangered wild populations. This harvest activity has strong negative impacts on the persistence of wild eel stocks.

Learn more about harvest methods

  • Indoor recirculating tank (without wastewater treatment)

Variety

Eel, Japanese

Anguilla japonica

Method

Farmed

Ponds

Location

South Korea

Overall Rating

1.21 / 10

Market Names

Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, River Eel, Unagi

Summary

Learn more about harvest methods

Variety

Eel, Japanese

Anguilla japonica

Method

Farmed

Ponds

Location

Japan

Overall Rating

1.25 / 10

Market Names

Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, River Eel, Unagi

Summary

Learn more about harvest methods

Variety

Eel, Japanese

Anguilla japonica

Method

Farmed

Ponds

Location

Taiwan

Overall Rating

0.7 / 10

Market Names

Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, River Eel, Unagi

Summary

Learn more about harvest methods

Variety

Eel, American

Anguilla rostrata

Method

Wild

Traps: Pots

Location

U.S. - North Carolina, Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

2.429 / 5

Market Names

Atlantic Eel, Common Eel, Freshwater Eel, Kabayaki, Silver Eel, Unagi

Summary

Learn more about harvest methods

  • Traps: Pots