The secretive and slippery world of glass eel fishing

glass eelThe night before my scheduled interview with a fisherman, I get a text that reads: “sorry decided not to do article can’t help our suffering fishery please don’t use my info.” When I ask if his buyer will at least speak to me, I’m told he’s out too. Another man relays the message that even if I were his brother and writing this article, he wouldn’t be a part of it. No one else is willing to talk. There isn’t anything illegal going on here, but I may as well be talking about Watergate. My (now completely anonymous) source is an uncooperative version of Deep Throat. Or maybe he’s Deep Sea Throat, because the taboo subject that’s got these insiders so buttoned up is eels. Specifically, elver eels. Read the article here 11:09

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