New content, Soi and Mebaru, are now available on the special website “Fish of the Month (FoM)*” of the Faculty of Fisheries Science, Hokkaido University.

Soi and Mebaru are the fish that herald spring. As you may notice from the photos in this article, these fish have very noticeable distinctive eyes. Since the catch of these fish has been on steadily declining, discreet research has been undertaken to cultivate them. The team of Associate Professor TODO Takashi and Associate Professor HIRAMATSU Naoshi, who are leading the Soi & Mebaru aquaculture project at the Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, have summarized the latest research trends. Both of them are known as experienced anglers. They have also provided us with a photo of a beautiful fishprint that has been passed down from one generation to the next, so please keep your eyes peeled to find it.


Please click here to visit the Fish of the Month (FoM) website.

Please click here to see the contents of Soi and Mebaru.