December 10th (Friday)
|Date||December 10 (Fri.), 2021, 13：00～17：00|
|Venue||Conference Room 2A|
In Japan, fishing and aquaculture have been practiced since ancient times. The coastal waters well-suited to the aquaculture industry are efficiently utilized and their production has been mostly stable over the past decades. On the other hand, with the rapid increase in demand for seafood world-wide since the 1990s, and the consistently high growth of global aquaculture, at approx. 8% (compared to capture fisheries which have not grown) Japan’s own aquaculture industry can be expected to expand further. In order to increase seafood production volumes, technologies for land-based and offshore aquaculture are being developed. However, we need to carefully consider the industry’s sustainability and the securing of human resources in terms of reducing the environmental impact of marine animal protein in feed production, securing fish seed stocks, and protecting farming areas from overexploitation, etc. This panel session will discuss strategies for the sustainable growth of Japan’s aquaculture industry.