It is eaten jellied or stewed but has fallen victim to over-fishing, pollution and loss of habitat. The snake-like fish could disappear from menus by spring after supplies of eel plummeted by 98 per cent in the last five years... http://www.standard.co.uk/news/would-you-adam-and-eve-it-jellied-eels-hit-by-overfishing-7307601.html
PBS Nature Full Episode
MONETIZING THE COMMONS: THE DEPLETION OF NATURE
"THE MYSTERY OF THE EELS"
A Billion Dollar Industry as Population Plunges
130,000 Tons of Eeels Consumed in Japan Alone Each Year: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-mystery-of-eels/preview/8239/
Mongabay, February 11, 2014
INCREDIBLE ENCOUNTER: WHALES DEVOUR EUROPEAN EELS IN THE DARKNESS OF THE OCEAN DEPTHS http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0211-hance-european-eels-whales.html