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Domestic eel costs proceed to rise Rising logistics prices additionally have an effect on the poor catch of juvenile fish | NHK

July thirtieth is Doyo no Ushi no Hi.

This 12 months, home eel costs proceed to be excessive as a consequence of poor catches of juvenile fish and rising logistics prices, and it’s anticipated that retailers will additional improve the variety of low cost Chinese eels.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the June retail value for home eel kabayaki in Tokyo’s 23 wards was 1,455 yen per 100 grams.
This is ¥169, or 13% larger than the identical month final 12 months.

Farmed eels, which account for almost all of the distribution quantity, are raised in ponds for about six months to a 12 months earlier than being shipped.

According to the Fisheries Agency, because of the lower within the home catch of juvenile fish, the transaction value of juvenile fish has risen, and this 12 months it’s 2.5 million yen per kilogram, which is 300,000 yen larger than final 12 months, and the quantity of farmed eels continues to be at a low stage.

According to wholesalers, along with the hovering costs of juvenile fish and sluggish farming volumes, rising transportation prices have additionally led to larger costs for eels.