[Sca-cooks] freshwater vs. saltwater eels

Dragon dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Mon Aug 11 09:35:03 PDT 2008

Audrey Bergeron-Morin wrote:
> > Or are all eels saltwater eels that live most of their lives in freshwater
> > and migrate to salt water to spawn? (hmmm. or maybe the reverse?
>There are exclusive saltwater and freshwater eels. There are also
>brackish water eels that migrate between different salinities, either
>spending part of their life in rivers or hunting in estuaries. I have
>no idea of the differences in tastes though... or even if the
>freswater eels are ever eaten... this is all fishkeeping knowledge...
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Freshwater eels are most definitely eaten in many places, including 
Europe and Asia. In fact, most of the eel served in sushi restaurants 
(unagi) is freshwater eel. The saltwater eel is called anago by the 
Japanese. The freshwater variety tends to be fattier than the sea version.

I like both varieties.


  Venimus, Saltavimus, Bibimus (et naribus canium capti sumus)

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