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Jonathan R. Matias sent me the following letter:
My company, Poseidon Ocean Sciences, has been supporting development of
marine products in various countries. One product which became of major
interest was angulas because, as pointed by some of our Basque stockholders,
it commands a high price and is increasingly becoming rare in Europe and will
come into government restrictions.
We have now succeeded in developing a product from baby eels coming from
Philippines--ANGULAS DE FILIPINAS. This is produced by our subsidiary
company, Bonitas Seafoods in the Philippines. Unlike the surimi variety,
Angulas de Filipinas is real angulas harvested with fine nets by villagers
through traditional fishing techniques in pristine tributaries far away from
major cities, maintained at our aquaculture farm and shipped frozen to
Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong and United States where we are supplying
We believe that alternative resources need to be developed so we may minimize
the harvesting pressures in one area of the world, such as Europe, for our
angula delicacy. One alternative we offer is our angulas from the Philippine
Islands, once for 300 years a part of the Spanish Empire.
This new angulas is well accepted in fine restaurants. It has a unique taste
and well worth trying. For those who might wish to try Angulas de Filipinas,
please feel free to contact me at Poseidon Ocean Sciences, Inc. (350 Fifth
Avenue, New York, NY 10118) or call at 718-454-1931 fax 718-468-0870.
Tim Harris writes:
I was reading about the "warning about Angulas" on your web site
and just wanted to let you know that we have the real deal in 4oz
and 9oz cans, packed in olive oil at www.tienda.com . We also
have fresh frozen buckets of angulas.
Both are imported from Spain.
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