Eel farming in Taiwan

Anguilla japonica image from - the science museum of chinaJulian Wu has written a case study on eel farming in Taiwan.

Wu notes that eels are a high-value product suitable for intensive pond cultures. Taiwan’s main export market for eel is Japan, taking up 90% of the eel exports. Eel farming is at the top of the fishery industry in terms of export value.

The first experimental eel farm in Taiwan was established in 1952. Small-scale commercial eel farming on the island began in 1958. The first large-scale expansion of eel farming took place in 1964, in the form of a nursery operation, raising glass eels to stocking size fingerlings for Japanese eel farms. Throughout the history of eel farming in Taiwan, the industry has mainly been developed for exploiting the eel market in Japan. The first exportation of market-size eels to Japan, however, did not begin until 1970.

In 30 years, eel farming in Taiwan has developed into one of the largest segments of the aquaculture industry on the island.


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12 Responses to Eel farming in Taiwan

  1. Kasubi Bakir says:

    I am a state of Sarawak, Malaysia and I wish to know more about eel farming. I reckon it is a good business venture in my home town because of its local environment is suitable for aquaculture. I am interested and may be with your support we can make it big business.
    Please email me some info. that are basic requirement for this business.

    Thank you.
    Kasubi Bakir

  2. Hello Would you kindly forward as much information as possible to me as i am here in Philippines doing some aid work with local farmers trying to show how to make their very small farms more productive and this would be a great way as i could incorporate this with my hydroponics that i am teaching and use reticulated water to help grow grops as it would have plenty of neiutrants to make the plants grow. thank you and look forward to your help Regards Bob Whitbourne

  3. lynlyn says:

    Hello Im lyn from philippines, I wish to know more about the behavioral of eel and how to culture them. My father is interested to have a farm of eel. actually he is made a bamboo fishing along the river side we call that Bisig in our dialect in order to get some eel to put in pond.I want to know on how the eel produce a seeds , how to feed,how to care everything about eel.Im looking forward to your help.

    Thank you & Best regards,
    Lyn Cadorna

  4. Elvis Teng says:

    I wish to know more about how to start the eel farming industry. And which of the advantage area being the pool for the eel.

    Thanks a lot with your kind information

    Elvis Teng

  5. kia hui says:

    kia ora,hi im from new zealand,and i would like to know everything about farming eels in new zealand,all the infomation about it all would be appreciated, Thank You.

  6. Froilan says:

    hi, iam froilan from philippines, i want to know where i can buy siblings of eel and how much

  7. emyto says:

    hye…i wish to how all bout dis eels to much will costs to involve with dis kind of business….i need all the information about the cost 4 stating dis business…

  8. mike tanaka says:

    to kasubi bakir if you want invest eel farming in your place, i have been baby eel fishing in canada u.s. asia. and . also i have eel farming expart from japan. then have big international bbq eel market in u.s. canada eu. hi temputer 25/30c ,near by ocean so can use sea water .no taifun zone . need big capital. i am not operating fresh water only sea water . so no need druge for eel farming .japanses styly of bbq eel to international market


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  12. ESTHER says:

    I am interested to know the nutritional requirements and feeding regime for this glass eel based on your research and experience. I would appreciate if we can share knowledge regarding this.
    Thank you

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