The Study of Kuroshio Ecosystem Dynamics for Sustainable Fisheries

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What is SKED?

Kuroshio is a warm western boundary current of the North Pacific flowing along Rhukyu Islands and Japan. In spite of low-nutrient concentration of Kuroshio water, the Kuroshio region is an important spawning and nursery ground of various fish species and also a good fishing ground. In order to understand the mechanisms of high fisheries productivity from oligotrophic condition, i.e., Kuroshio Paradox, and to find a way for sustainable use of the ecosystem services, we start the Study of Kuroshio Ecosystem Dynamics for Sustainable Fisheries (SKED) from October 2011 funded by the MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.

News

9 Dec. 2016 NEWS Japan Oceanographic Society Southwest Branch and Japan Society of Fisheries Oceanography held a symposium at Kagoshima University
12-21 Nov. 2016 NEWSKagoshima-Maru Cruise(KG16-15)
15 Sept. 2016 NEWS 2016 Interim meeting was held in Kagoshima
14 Sept. 2016 NEWSSKED Session at 2016 Spring Japan Oceanography Society Meeting in Kagoshima University
April 2016 NEWSNew Member - Dr. Mitsutaku MAKINO
3 Feb. 2016 NEWSSKED Annual Meeting was held in Yokohama
6-26 Nov. 2015 NEWSHakuho-Maru Cruise (KH15-4)
17-26 Sept. 2015 NEWSShinsei-Maru Cruise (KS15-11)
10 Sept. 2015 NEWS2015 Interim meeting was held in Yokohama
21 Mar. 2015 EVENTSKED Symposium at 2015 Fisheries Oceanography Society Meeting
10 Feb. 2014 NEWSSKED Annual Meeting was held in Yokohama
21 Aug-4 Sept. NEWSSampling fish larvae using MOHT net
25-27 Nov. 2013 NEWS2013 Interim meeting was held in Atami
16-24 Apr. 2013 NEWSSoyo-Maru Cruise Report (SO1304)
17-18 Jan. 2013 NEWSSKED Annual Meeting was held in Yokohama
16-23Nov. 2012 NEWSTansei-Maru Cruise Report (KT12-31)
19 Oct 2012 NEWSDr. Chiyuki Sassa received the Best Poster Presentation Award from PICES BIO Committee in the2012 annual meeting (Hiroshima, Japan)
2 July 2012 NEWSNew Member - Dr. Takafumi Hirata
9-15 April, 2012 EVENTTansei-Maru Cruise Report
6 April 2012 NEWSNew Member - Dr. Yuichiro Nishibe
1-22 Dec. 2011 EVENTHakuho-Maru Cruise Report (Dec 2011)
[Many photos of oceanographic observation and zooplankton]
2-3 Feb. 2012 EVENTProject Steering Committee Meeting in YokohamaPDF
15-16 Nov. 2011 EVENTKick off the SKED!
21 Oct. 2011 NEWSDr. Sassa received the best poster presentation award of PICES 2011!