Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L2019006 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 水産社会経済学
Subject Name
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Fisheries Socioeconomics
トリイ タカシ,サカイ ヨウイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords Fisheries Law, Fisheries Cooperative Associations, Fisheries Resources, Sustainable Use, Distribution, Super Market, Catch Fishery, Aquaculture, Fisheries Policy, Fishing Communities, SDGs 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
In this course, students are expected to study in depth on the socio-economic surrounding of fisheries and related industries, focusing on the whole process from production to consumption. The structural reform of the fisheries and related industries has been a hot issue, but we have to consider whether it is based on changing fish consumption and sustainable use of resources and environmental conservation. The students will deepen their understanding of the socio-economic characteristics of fisheries and related industries. 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrative Hydrospheric Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To understand management, expansion, utilization of fishing resources as well as economic activities of the fishing industry. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To understand management, expansion, utilization of fishing resources as well as economic activities of the fishing industry.
The goal of this course is to acquire basic knowledge of the Japanese fisheries industry. Furthermore, the problems that exist in the food system from production to distribution and consumption and their solutions will be considered in the context of the current situation. 
Class Schedule lesson1 Overview of the Fishing Industry in Japan
 An overview of Japan's fisheries industry from the postwar period to the present is provided. The development process of coastal, offshore, and pelagic fisheries will be explained, along with changes in the social environment surrounding the fishing industry.

lesson2  Fisheries Law and Fishing Operations
 Explain the fisheries laws that regulate fishing and other activities. Learn how all coastal fishing activities are regulated by the Fisheries Act.

lesson3  Role and Challenges of Fisheries Cooperative Association (FCA)
 What kind of organization is the FCA that supports coastal fisheries management? The membership system, organization, pharmacology and issues will be explained.

lesson4  Distribution Reform Efforts by FCA
 In recent years, technologies to preserve the freshness of seafood products have developed rapidly. This presentation will provide examples of how distribution and sales channels have been reviewed while incorporating new technologies to improve fisheries management. The role of fisheries cooperatives in promoting fisheries management will be discussed.

lesson5 Advanced Resource Management through Information and Information Technology
 Efforts to become smarter through the use of IT and other technologies are well underway in the fisheries industry. The future of resource management and fisheries management will be discussed through examples of the challenges of improving resource management and promoting fisheries management through the use of information and IT.

lesson6  Coordination of Fisheries and Marine Tourism Projects
 There are measures in many areas that aim to promote the economy, while incorporating various economic activities related to the sea from the fishing industry side. However, there is a possibility of creating various coordination problems over the use of fishing grounds. This session will discuss conditions and issues for harmonious use of marine areas by fisheries and other industries.

lesson7  Local Revitalization by Attracting Major Fishing Capital
 Since the 2000s, there has been a movement in western Japan to attract major fisheries capital for fish farming. This presentation will discuss the goals, outcomes, and challenges of this movement, and consider issues related to regional development through capital attraction.

lesson8  Fisheries and Resource Management Situation in the World
 Fishing and aquaculture are flourishing in Japan and around the world. How do they manage their resources and fisheries? Are there any hidden clues for the development of resource management in Japan? 
・Fisheries of Japan - FY2022
・Any other materials are upload to Moodle 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Projector will be used. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Basic knowledge of the fisheries industry is required to understand the class. Please read the Fisheries of Japan FY 2022 before taking the class.

When you join a discussion, please make summaries of what you have talked in the class. 
Grading Method Grade evaluation is based on the term-end report, and checking student's participation in the course.    
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message 〇Let's observe how supermarkets and retail shops sell seafood products, and check menus of seafood dishes at any restaurant chains and izakaya. Observe how fishing industry utilizes coastal zones.
〇 The content of the class is deeply related to Goal 12 and Goal 14 of the SDGs. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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