Research Center for Aquaculture Systems

The center conducts research and development on aquaculture systems, focusing on aqua-culture feed formulation, fish nutrition, and effective utilization of aquaculture environment.

Aquafeed Group

Aquaculture Environment Group


Production of a low fishmeal (LFM) diet (upper left). Abnormal tissue development in the intestine and liver of amago salmon fed on a LFM diet (upper right). Microparticles ingested by bluefine tuna larva (lower left). Digestive tract of larval Japanese eel with a novel diet (lower right). Suspended culture of bivalves utilizing phytoplankton bloom induced by finfish culture effluents (upper right). Suspended culture of asari clam using a plastic container with sand substrates (left). Vertical profile of chlorophyll a concentration around finfish culture cages (red broken line) (lower right).