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Held the signing ceremony with SEAFDEC

2019/09/03
Signing ceremony

Signing ceremony of extension of arrangement for academic and educational cooperation between Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University and Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) was held at Dean’s office on 26 August 2019.
Dr. Kom Silapajarn (Secretary-General), Mr. Akito Sato (Deputy Secretary-General) and Ms. Nualanong Tongdee (Information Program Coordinator) visited Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University.
Special seminar was held after the signing ceremony. Dr. Kom Silapajarn (Secretary-General) gave a special lecture “Introduction of SEAFDEC initiatives towards combating IUU fishing in Southeast Asia”. Prof. Manabu Ishikawa and Associate Prof. Keigo Ebata reported the joint activities with SEAFDEC, and Assistant Prof. Keiko Kito introduced Introduction of Postgraduate (Master) Programme on Tropical Fisheries with International Linkage (ILP).

Special seminar
Special lecture
Facility inspection

Seminar on Korean and Norwegian Fisheries Industries and Science

2019/07/05
Professor Suk-Jong Kim of Jeju National University, College of Ocean Sciences, Korea.

A seminar on Korean and Norwegian fisheries industries and science was held on 5th July 2019.
We invited Professor Suk-Jong Kim of Jeju National University, College of Ocean Sciences, Department of Marine Industry and Marine Police, and Ms. Kana Banno, graduate of Master’s in Biology, Norwegian College of Fishery Science, UiT.
Professor Suk-Jong Kim described the current situation of the Korean fisheries industry and capture fisheries conducted in Jeju Island.
Several topics of his research projects, such as labor saving by installing new instruments onboard were introduced.

 

Ms. Kana Banno, graduate of Master’s in Biology, Norwegian College of Fishery Science, UiT.

Ms. Kana Banno talked about her experiences studying and living in Tromso. She also introduced the latest technology of Norwegian salmon aquaculture.
There were many participants attending these presentations (6 teachers and 31 students), and many students took an interest and asked some questions to the speakers after the lectures.
This seminar was a great opportunity to get new information on Korean capture fisheries and Norwegian aquaculture.

May 2019 Professor Maeda and Assistant Professor Okunishi visited the Amazon University of Agriculture and Agriculture: UFRA (Universidade Federal Rural Da Amazônia)

2019/05/28
Universidade Federal Rural Da Amazônia
From the left: Assistant Professor Okunishi, Professor Maeda, Vice-President Janae Gonçalves, Professor Ito, Mr. Nozawa (Graduate School of Fisheries, Brazil)

The Fisheries Faculty signed an academic exchange agreement with the UFRA in February this year. As part of the exchange, in May 2019 Professor Maeda and Assistant Professor Okunishi visited UFRA and UFRA Branch in Tomé-Açu (Tomeas). UFRA is a national university in Brazil. It is an agricultural and fisheries university with 17 undergraduate schools and approximately 6,500 students.
In 2013, when President Yoshida and Executive Director Maeda visited Brazil, they met with Professor Ito of UFRA and were asked to start collaboration. After that, Prof. Yoshikawa visited UFRA in 2015 and discussed with Prof. Ito. In addition, when President Maeda and Vice President Takamatsu visited Brazil in 2018, they agreed to start a collaboration to meet and exchange information with Professor Ito of UFRA, and concluded an academic exchange agreement.

 

Lecture at UFRA
Experimental course at UFRA
Warehouse of Agricultural Association in Tomé-Açu (Tomeas) established by Japanese settlements
Aquaculture pond for Pirarucu at Tomé-Açu (Tomeas)
All the participants of the Kagoshima Association in Sao Paulo
In the front, Mr. Nozawa (Department of Fisheries) and Iwasaki (Department of Fisheries). From the left in the back row Assistant Professor Okunishi, Professor Maeda, Mr. Matsumura (former chairman), Mr. Joen (current chairman), Mr. Taira Ueda (visit from Kagoshima this time)

Students and teachers from Taiwan’s Fisheries Vocational High School visited our Faculty

2019/05/27
7 students and 3 teachers of the Taiwanese Fisheries Vocational High School

At the request of National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, which is an inter-academic partner university, 7 students, 3 teachers from Taiwan’s Fisheries Vocational High School (5 schools), and other associate professors in charge of international exchange of students at Kaohsiung
University of Technology visited our faculty and training vessel. The visitors had a tour of a cage aquaculture operation in Kagoshima Prefecture and a tour of our training ship Kagoshima-Maru.

 

Ushine Fisheries Cooperative Association
(Left) Leader of the delegate, Mr. Hsieh, principal teacher (National Penghu Marine & Fishery Vocational High School), (right) Kagoshima-Maru’s Captain Masaki Uchiyama
Kagoshima-Maru’s Bridge

International Food Resources Science Special Course Graduation Project Report Presentations Activity

2019/02/04

Of the students scheduled to graduate from the first phase of the International Food Resources Special Course, which the Fisheries and Agriculture Faculties jointly established 4 years ago, 7 conducted their “Graduation Project Overseas”, and five students from the Fisheries Faculty sub-course presented their results at the meeting.

More than 60 people from the university and outside attended the English presentations and joined the discussion. The titles of the presentations were as follows:

Dispatched to Malaysia:

“Current Status and Future Effective Use of Marine Products in Malaysia”

Dispatch of Saint Lucia:

“Cooperative Project to Make an Attractive Fishing Port in Vieux Fort Fishing Complex in St. Lucia”

“Current Status and Utilization of Marine Products in St. Lucia”

Dispatched to Spain:

“Current Status of Consumed Fish in Alicante, Spain and several locations in Tunisia, and a Survey in a Marine Protected Area”

Dispatched to Colombia:

“Activities for Complete Farming of Fish in Colombia”

Of these projects, three have been conducted using the framework of the short-term dispatch of the JICA/University cooperation volunteer dispatching project, focusing on JICA officials, the St. Lucia Fisheries Agency, Colombia Magdalena University and local fishermen. We are grateful for the cooperation and support of the many people involved. In addition, one case was part of a preliminary survey of grassroots projects in Malaysia, and we received the cooperation and support from many people, including the JICA Malaysia office, Malaysian Fisheries Department, and teaching staff from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

Study abroad for ILP students of Kagoshima University started

2018/11/01

Master’s students registered for Postgraduate (Master) Program on Tropical Fisheries with International Linkage (ILP) started their study abroad program. In 2018, 2 students are currently studying at University of the Philippines Visayas and one is at Kasetsart University in Thailand.
Students travelled to the member schools on 19th October, and attended the opening ceremony of their program soon after arriving at the host universities. During their study for 40 days at member schools, they will enrich the knowledge in fisheries and marine ecosystems in tropical region through lectures and field work in English.

Opening Ceremony of Summer Session for the Graduate School of Fisheries 2018

2018/08/24

On 18th August, 2018, an opening ceremony of Summer Session for the Graduate School of Fisheries 2018 was held at Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima. The summer session is offered for the master course students registered for the “Postgraduate (Master) Program on Tropical Fisheries with International Linkage (ILP)”, which is an international alliance to share the curriculum formed with characteristic subjects provided by the member schools in Southeast Asian countries and Japan.
Around 60 teaching staffs and master course students including 16 students from five member schools such as Sam Ratulangi University, Indonesia, University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia, University of the Philippines, Visayas, Philippines, Kasetsart University, Thailand and Nha Trang University, Vietnam attended at an opening ceremony. Professor Shunsuke Koshio, Dean of Faculty of Fisheries, expressed his welcome greeting and celebrated that the first activity of ILP has successfully started. Representatives of each school student also presented their greetings and future perspectives.
The governing council of ILP comprises representatives of the member schools, and has guaranteed the qualification of education. Since 2015 when the program started, the registered students are able to attend classes of any member schools like those of their own school. Considering the fact that the credits are issued from their own school via ILP, this unique linkage program is definitely original, and there are no other examples available in the world.
Students from the member schools are expected to attend four of seven subjects concerning lecture and/or laboratory classes. Moreover, they will take the practical training on the latest analytical method at the laboratory for each research area under the supervision of host scientist. Onboard training by using the faculty training vessel is also provided. English language is used in all the scheduled classes, indicating that there is no border of the difference in language. During the Summer Session, we will offer various activities for the acceleration of international cooperation in education.
We strongly believe that the opportunity in the summer session would be very valuable and helpful for students to accelerate experience and knowledge, and contribute to your achievement in the field of Fisheries Sciences as well as your future life.

Dean Shunsuke KOSHIO
Lesson scenery

Opening Ceremony of Summer Session for the Graduate School of Fisheries 2017

2017/08/23
Dean Shunsuke KOSHIO

On 19th August, 2017, an opening ceremony of Summer Session for the Graduate School of Fisheries 2017 was held at Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima. The summer session is offered for the master course students registered for the “Postgraduate (Master) Program on Tropical Fisheries with International Linkage (ILP)”, which is an international alliance to share the curriculum formed with characteristic subjects provided by the member schools in Southeast Asian countries and Japan.

Around 60 teaching staffs and master course students including 17 students from five member schools such as Sam Ratulangi University, Indonesia, University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia, University of the Philippines, Visayas, Philippines, Kasetsart University, Thailand and Nha Trang University, Vietnam attended at an opening ceremony. Professor Shunsuke Koshio, Dean of Faculty of Fisheries, expressed his welcome greeting and celebrated that the first activity of ILP has successfully started. Representatives of each school student also presented their greetings and future perspectives。

The governing council of ILP comprises representatives of the member schools, and has guaranteed the qualification of education. Since 2015 when the program started, the registered students are able to attend classes of any member schools like those of their own school. Considering the fact that the credits are issued from their own school via ILP, this unique linkage program is definitely original, and there are no other examples available in the world。

Students from the member schools are expected to attend four of seven subjects concerning lecture and/or laboratory classes. Moreover, they will take the practical training on the latest analytical method at the laboratory for each research area under the supervision of host scientist. Onboard training by using the faculty training vessel is also provided. English language is used in all the scheduled classes, indicating that there is no border of the difference in language. During the Summer Session, we will offer various activities for the acceleration of international ooperation in education。

We strongly believe that the opportunity in the summer session would be very valuable and helpful for students to accelerate experience and knowledge, and contribute to your achievement in the field of Fisheries Sciences as well as your future life.

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