May 3, 2024

Guns and Death Threats in Canada’s Baby-Eel Fisheries

by The Journal

The high price of baby eels has triggered an upsurge in illegal fishing and criminal activity in Canada. Earlier this year, the country announced a ban on baby-eel fishing in an attempt to contain the violence and to protect dwindling fish stocks. We speak to WSJ’s Paul Vieira and to a baby-eel fisherman about how a tiny fish has created a turf war in a remote Canadian community.

Further Reading:

Guns and Death Threats Spur Canada to Reel in Baby-Eel Fishing 

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Will Florida’s Plan to Get Cheap Drugs From Canada Work? 

Canada’s Historic Settlement with Indigenous People 

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