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Taiwan to enact 8-month ban on eel fry fishing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Agriculture’s Fisheries Agency announced an eight-month ban on eel fry fishing beginning on Friday (March 1). Violators of the ban will be subject...

Rejoice at Eel Festival showcase of contemporary electronic music in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan, arguably, has not been at the center of much musically since it was at the heart of Mandopop in the 1970s and 80s. It is often bypassed by the biggest stars of mus...

Prosecutors dismiss student's negligence claim against restaurant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei prosecutors rejected a student's negligence lawsuit against a Japanese restaurant owner after he swallowed a fish bone. At the end of last year, a high schoo...

How Did Taiwan Become an Eaters’ Paradise?

Elderly Taiwanese who grew up during the heyday of the agrarian economy like to say that rice fills you up better than noodles. The old adage that “familiar flavors are the best” explains ...

Say No to Plastic! City Super Group Supports World Environmental Day’s Message "Beat Plastic Pollution"

New Eco-friendly Measures to Reduce Plastic Waste to be Implemented This June Advocating a Plastic-free Lifestyle to Customers and Sustainable Practices in the Retail Industry HONG KONG SAR - Med...

Baby eels remain one of America's most valuable fish after strong year in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishermen in the U.S.'s only commercial-scale fishing industry for valuable baby eels once again had a productive season searching for the tiny fish. Baby eels, ca...

Taiwan Coast Guard nabs Chinese ship loaded with eels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard escorted a Chinese fishing trawler into port after 74.5 kilograms of eel were discovered on board near the outlying island of Dongyin, reports said Thursda...

When told of Kishida attack, safety chief kept eating eel

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's public safety chief has come under fire for his remark that he enjoyed eel rice so much that he kept eating after his agency informed him of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's narrow ...

Nanyang Polytechnic develops world’s first unagi cell lines and plant-based growth serum

Consumers can expect to enjoy lab-grown unagi and other fishes as early as 2024 SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 January 2023 - Nanyang Polytechnic's School of Applied Science (SAS) successfully devel...

Japan far surpasses China as top importer of Taiwan fruit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid China's bans on Taiwan fruits, Japan has become the largest importer of Taiwan-grown fruit, according to Council of Agriculture (COA) data. Prior to the ban, C...

'Atmospheric river' dumps heavy rain, snow across California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A powerful storm brought drenching rain or heavy snowfall to much of California on Saturday, snarling traffic and closing highways as the state prepared to usher in a new yea...

Storm brings flooding, landslides across California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Landslides of rock and mud closed roadways Friday across California as heavy rains kicked off what will be a series of storms poised to usher in the new year with downpours a...

José Andrés and his daughters eat their way through Spain

NEW YORK (AP) — On his new TV show, celebrated chef José Andrés goes into a restaurant kitchen in Spain and confronts a massive moray eel. Only one of them is leaving that kitchen intact. ...

Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes northern California, leaves 2 dead, thousands without power

A powerful magnitude 6.4 earthquake jolted the extreme northern coast of California before dawn on Tuesday, damaging homes, roads and water systems and leaving tens of thousands of people without elec...

Spain gives personhood status to Mar Menor salt-water lagoon

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain granted personhood status Wednesday to what environmentalists call Europe's largest salt-water lagoon, which has suffered massive die-offs of marine life as it degrades d...