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Risk & Reward

It’s no secret to anyone semi-aware of commercial fishing in the Martimes that baby eels, or elvers, is Canada’s most lucrative fishery by weight. Coming in at around $5,000 per kilogram, these small, translucent creatures are shipped to Asia — Japan, in particular — to satisfy an enormous appetite for eel. In fact, the Japanese delicacy kabayaki accounts for around 70 per cent of the global consumption of freshwater eels. Japanese and European eels have suffered from overfishing ...