Marine and freshwater resources may hold the key to that.
Japan, a country that surrounded by seas, has utilized a wide range of marine resources for food. However, the world's population continues to grow and, alongside that, the supply of marine products is approaching to the point where overfishing may deplete renewable marine stocks. Ensuring a stable supply of marine resources without depleting stocks has become an important issue of the 21st century.
Aquaculture Research Institute, Kindai University has helped to increase the production of marine and freshwater resources through years of research in hatcheries and aquaculture technologies. This approach may some day help to convert the fisheries "from fishing to farming".The Aquaculture Research Institute continues its research in the quest for a Blue Revolution that will increase the production of marine and freshwater stocks and ensure the sustainable development.
It is fact that hatcheries cause environmental pollution in surrounding area. Therefore, harmony with the natural environment is a key research theme in using hatcheries to increase production of marine and freshwater stocks. The Aquaculture Research Institute, Kindai University is applying results from past research into developing hatcheries and aquaculture technologies to increase both production and harmonization with the natural environment.