In recent years, as seen in the example of microplastics, pollution by industrial waste discarded in the ocean due to human activities affects the marine ecosystem and is not unrelated to our health itself. I'm here. In addition, many of the fisheries resources that we have used have been declining sharply due to overfishing and environmental changes, and resource maintenance and regeneration are in a critical situation. On the other hand, global demand for marine products continues to increase. However, it seems that wild fish are being caught almost to the limit all over the world, and the global catch has leveled off in recent years. Instead, the aquaculture industry continues to expand in many regions, including European countries and China, and the aquaculture industry is supporting the increase in global demand for marine products.
Under these circumstances, 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were presented at the 2015 United Nations Summit. It is stated that it will be used in At our school, we must put into practice “sustainability fisheries science” and show the way to protect the sea, resources, and our health. In order to fulfill this mission, the current Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences focuses on "sustainable production of biological resources in the ocean and hydrosphere" and "efficient use of them", as well as "conservation of marine ecosystems and the environment". The educational goal is to acquire the ability to comprehensively solve problems that arise. Fisheries science is based on the perspective that it is possible to sustainably use the global environment and resources, especially the processes from reproduction to utilization of biological resources in the aquatic environment, as a single system. We conduct education and research under the banner of “Sustainability Fisheries Science”.