Eels in China: Species, Fisheries, Stock Management and Culture

  • Shuo-zeng Dou
Part of the Humanity and the Sea book series (HUMSEA)


Of the 165 species of eel recorded in Chinese waters (see Appendix), three (the Japanese eel Anguilla japonica, the conger eel Conger japonicus, and the pike eel Muraenesox cinereus) are exploited commercially or in aquaculture (especially the Japanese eel). This chapter focuses, as do the other chapters in this book, on the catadromous Japanese eel, but because of the importance of all eel species to Chinese people, information is provided on the other species too.


Yangtze River Estuary North Equatorial Current Chinese Water Chinese Coastal Water Tapertail Anchovy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoPeople’s Republic of China

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