The Faculty of Fisheries Science, Hokkaido University, Bifuka-cho (Nakagawa-gun, Hokkaido), and SoftBank Corp. signed an Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Agreement on March 28, 2023, aiming to establish excellent strains of practical cultivated sturgeon using IoT, AI, and biology.


Through this collaboration agreement, biological knowledge of sturgeon of Hokkaido University, high-level aquaculture technology of Bifuka-cho and IoT and AI of SoftBank Corp. will be closely linked to promote the project. By creating excellent strains of cultivated sturgeon, the project aims not only to produce low-cost, high-quality caviar, but also to establish new technologies in the field of fisheries.


For the press release on this agreement, please click here. *Go to the Hokkaido University’s main website.

For an article about the cooperative agreement ceremony and lectures, please click here. Go to the website of the Faculty of Fisheries Science, Hokkaido University.


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