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Recent advances in fisheries science and ecological research for small cetaceans

Update: 03. 15, 2012

(Apr. 19, 2012)

Date: April.19.2012 (Thu) 10:00 - 17:00
Venue: Auditorium
 Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba 277-8564, JAPAN
 Tel: +81-4-7136-6011
 Hiroshi Okamura, National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries
 tel: 045-788-7514, fax: 045-788-5004,email: okamura[at]
 Masao Amano, Nagasaki University
 Hiroshi Ohizumi, Tokai University
Contact Person at AORI:
 Kunio Shirakihara, email: shirak[at]


10:00 - 10:10 Brief Introduction (Hiroshi Okamura)

Part I: Ecological research in small cetaceans (Chair : Hiroshi Okamura)

10:10 - 10:40   Feeding habits and depredation of toothed whales

Hiroshi Ohizumi (Tokai University)

Yoshihiro Horii (Tokyo Metropolitan Center for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Izu Islands)

10:40 - 11:10   Social Ecology of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins around Amakusa, western Kyushu, Japan

Miki Nishita (Nagasaki University)

Miki Shirakihara (Toho University)

Masao Amano (Nagasaki University)

11:10 - 11:40   Genetic and family structure in small odontocete by population genetic approach

Yuki F. Kita (Tokai University)

11:40 - 12:10   From acoustics to sociality in small odontocetes

Tadamichi Morisaka (Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto University)

== Lunch ==

Part II: Population assessment and management of small cetaceans (Chair: Hiroshi Ohizumi)

13:30 - 14:00   Abundance of small cetaceans

Hiroshi Okamura (National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries)

14:00 - 14:30   Distributional patterns of small cetaceans in the North Pacific

Yu Kanaji (National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries)

Makoto Okazaki (National Research Institute of Fisheries Science)

14:30 - 15:00   Bycatch of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and finless porpoises

Miki Shirakihara (Toho University)

15:00 - 15:30   Population management procedures for small cetaceans and marine mammals in domestic and overseas waters

Toshihide Kitakado (Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology)

Part III: Discussion about future small cetacean research and management (Chair: Hiroshi Okamura)

15:45 - 17:00
Masao Amano (Nagasaki University)
Toshihide Iwasaki (National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries)
Nanami Kurasawa (Iruka & Kujira (Dolphin & Whale) Action Network)
Kunio Shirakihara (University of Tokyo)


Research meeting