American eel won’t be listed under Endangered Species Act

American eels will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday, a victory for fishermen of the increasingly valuable species. The wildlife service rejected a petition from the California-based Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy & Reliability to list the eels — which are prized in Asian cuisine — as threatened. The petitioners argued that the eels have lost more than 80 per cent of their habitat and the security of the stock is jeopardized by fishing pressure from commercial fishing, blah blah blah! Read the rest here 13:24

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