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Seedling Production and Aquaculture Group
Establishment of ovum collection technology, mass production of good seedlings, and high-efficiency culturing technology. Using the fully-cultured parent schools owned by the Fisheries Laboratory, including bluefin tuna, this group will engage in the physiological, biochemical, and thremmatological study of maturity, oviposition, and breeding. It will also establish technology for mass seedling production and high-level cultivation for species including bluefin tuna, and aims to improve the seedling production technology, management, and production technology for seedlings for release, within the culturing industry.

Environmental Science for Aquaculture Group
Self-pollution in culturing sites, environmental burden mechanism interpretation and source dynamism, analysis of environmental changes and organism behavior, stock effect investigation, interpretation of physical properties of culturing facilities and discussion of their structures. This group will interpret physical and chemical changes occurring with preserves for cultured fish species including bluefin tuna and evaluate their effects, discuss the physical properties of culturing facilities and their structures, and engage in a variety of investigations — covering areas including environmental conservation methods for sustainable production, source dynamism, and volumes of additional stock introduction — as it works to gain an understanding of optimum culturing and stock numbers.

Aquatic Feed, Quality and Safety, and Processing of Cultured Fish Group
Development of viable formula feeds, preservation of flesh quality, safety, and freshness, and establishment of processing methods. This group will relay useful knowledge related to viable formula feed development, flesh quality of natural and cultured fish, processing, and safety into high-level culturing technology for fish including bluefin tuna.

Distribution and Economics Group
Investigation of culturing production/distribution volumes and financial values, and validation of economic ripple effects of this research site. This group will investigate the production and distribution volumes and financial values of cultured and natural varieties of fish species including bluefin tuna — over a period of five years both in Japan and overseas —, will analyze factors in the price formation processes, and will discuss the economic ripple effects of this research site.

Staff
Name
Associated Department (Speciality, Post)
Current Specialist Qualification
Role *
Kumai Hidemi Fisheries Laboratory - Leader, Professor
Doctor, Aquaculture
General (Site Leader)
Murata Osamu
Fisheries Laboratory - Deputy Leader, Professor
Doctor, Aquaculture
Maturity and ovum collection method development for bluefin tuna, etc.
Miyashita Shigeru Fisheries Laboratory - Professor
Doctor, Aquaculture
Seedling production technology development for bluefin tuna, etc.
Takii Kenji Fisheries Laboratory - Professor
Doctor, Fish Nutrition
Development of feed for bluefin tuna, etc.
Sakamoto Wataru Fisheries Laboratory - Professor
Doctor, Fish Behavior
Behavioral analysis for bluefin tuna, etc.
Sawada Yoshifumi Fisheries Laboratory - Associate Professor
Doctor, Aquaculture
Development of seedling production technology for cultured fish
Kato Keitaro Fisheries Laboratory - Associate Professor
Doctor, Fish Genetics and Thremmatology
Breeding and development of cultured fish
Ishimaru Katsuya Fisheries Laboratory - Assistant Instructor
Doctor, Fish Disease
Disease countermeasures for cultured fish
Seoka Manabu Fisheries Laboratory - Associate Professor/Lecturer
Doctor, Aquaculture
Nutrition and biochemistry for bluefin tuna, etc.
Ohta Hiromi Fisheries Science, School of Agriculture - Professor
Doctor, Fish Physiology
Development of maturing and ovum collection methods for cultured fish
Yamane Takeshi Fisheries Science, School of Agriculture - Professor
Doctor, Fisheries
Source dynamism for bluefin tuna, etc.
Eguchi Mitsuru Fisheries Science, School of Agriculture - Professor
Doctor, Marine Environmental Science
Qualitative/microbial chemical analysis and improvement of breeding waters
Tsukamasa Yasuyuki Fisheries Science, School of Agriculture - Associate Professor
Doctor, Fishery Application
Flesh quality evaluation and processing technology in cultured fish
Ando Masashi Fisheries Science, School of Agriculture - Associate Professor
Doctor, Fishery Application
Fish flesh safety evaluation
Ishibashi Yasunori Fisheries Science, School of Agriculture - Associate Professor
Doctor, Fish Environmental Physiology
Cultured fish environment physiological analysis
Takagi Tsutomu Fisheries Science, School of Agriculture - Associate Professor
Doctor, Fishery Physics
Development of facilities including culturing preserves

Mitsunaga Yasushi

Fisheries Science, School of Agriculture - Associate Professor/Lecturer
Doctor, Fish Behavior
Behavioral analysis for bluefin tuna, etc.
Kobayashi Toru Fisheries Science, School of Agriculture - Associate Professor
Doctor, Fish Developmental Biology
Development physiological analysis for cultured fish
Ono Sei-ichiro International Resource Management, School of Agriculture - Professor
Doctor, Fishery Economics
Distribution and economics of cultured fish
Hidaka Takeshi International Resource Management, School of Agriculture - Associate Professor
Doctor, Fishery Economics
Market structure for bluefin tuna, etc.

* Role at time of site formation plan for initial year

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