JICA Scholarships Program for Japanese Brasilians

Theme: Fisheries and wildlife management in Japanese SATOUMI and SATOYAMA

by Prof. Hiroyuki Matsuda
email: matsudaynu.ac.jp
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Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University

Long term: 1 or 2 person(s)
Starting from May (10 months)

Summary: Agriculture, forestry and fisheries villages in Japan are in the crises, characterized by depopulation, ageing, globalization in economy, shortage of coastal fisheries resources, damage by overabundant wildlife. You will have real-time experiences of wildlife/fisheries management in variety of SATOYAMA (agriculture/forestry) and SATOUMI (coastal fisheries) sites in Japan.

Keywords; Adaptive risk management, Consensus building, Ecosystem approach, Ecosystem services, Mathematical modelling, Human dimensions, UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme, Education for Sustainable Development

Goal: A general view of practices of the fisheries resources management, wildlife management, and protected area management tackled and its subject are studied, and technology that is applicable to each country is explored.

Expected outcomes: Adaptive management and ecosystem approach for sustainable fisheries, wildlife management and protected areas. It includes control of terrestrial and marine mammal (seals) populations, bird strike management in wind farms. Experience of the cost-benefit analysis, consensus building of local stakeholders and the role of scientists are studied. The theory of trans-disciplinary sustainability science and practice are learned.

Candidates of themes and study/visiting sites:

  1. Fisheries management in Yokohama (Fisheries Cooperative Association), Okinawa (Marine Protected Area), Sado Island (Shrimp Fishery), Shiretoko World Heritage (WH, co-management), Nissui Industry (Aquaculture)
  2. Deer population management in Kanagawa, Shiretoko WH, and Yakushima WH
  3. Bear population/behavior management in Hokkaido Island, Shiretoko WH (for population control), and Shikoku Island (endangered local population)
  4. Damage control of pest animals on fisheries; Cormorant in Lake Biwa; Steller sea lions in Hokkaido Island, and harbor seals in Cape Erimo
  5. Bird strike risk manageemnt of wind farms in Awara (goose in Ramsar site), Tohoku/Hokkaido (endangered eagle), Cape Soya (migration point to Sakhalin)
  6. Wild boar management near evacuation zone of Fukushima NPP
  7. Other sites within Japan can be arranged.
  8. Foreign persons may be invited for interview.

English Lectures and Excercices

  1. Environmental Management Strategy for Infrastructure (Course of foreign graduate students supported by World Bank)
  2. Theory of Ecological Risk Management (Japanese in odd years, English in even years. Full English handouts are provided)
  3. Case Studies on Environmental Risk Management (mainly for PhD course students)
  4. Lab members seminar (English or Japanese with English slideshow)
  5. ILEK Project International symposium (see web site)
  6. UNESCO's MAB Program meeting (EABRN) in Shiga Highland
  7. English symposium, workshop will be held (past related events are listed in H.M.'s web site). JICA support your attendance in academic meeting/visiting study site. We support travel/accommodation cost of joining several events within Japan that H.M. or other lab members attend.

Final presentation by JICA

Past JICA scholars in my lab

  1. Sara Otsuki (大月)in 2014-15
  2. Tania Muraoka (村岡)in 2014-15
  3. Alexsis Nakandakari (仲村渠, from Peru) in 2012-13 "Identified opportunities to be implemented in Peru for first approach to ecosystem based and community based management schemes into the Peruvian Fishery, based on the experience of Japanese fishery management."

Hiroyuki Matsuda
Profile see Reserch Activities,
Pew Marine Conservation Fellow since 2007
former President, Ecological Society of Japan and East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies
Scientific Council for Shiretoko WH and Yakushima WH
Japanese National Committee for MAB

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Conference held at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, during July 21-23, 2012Seminar and Training Camp held at Sagamihara on June 9-10, 2012