Asian Fisheries Acoustics Society




Point of contact
3-1-1 Minato-cho, Hakodate
Hokkaido 041-8611 JAPAN
Faculty of Fisheries Sciences
Hokkaido University
TEL: +81-138-40-8852
FAX: +81-138-40-8854

Message from Chairman
Chairman: Yoshinori Miyamoto

Once underwater acoustic technologies have been developed for the effective fishing tools, now it has contributed to estimate fish resource abundances as a scientific survey tools. Now the missions given to scientists in fisheries acoustics is to recommend appropriate fishery production based on the evaluation of fish resources using underwater acoustic technologies for the sustainable fisheries which does not impacts to natural resources and ocean environment.

     Recently, the number of researchers in Asia has been increased and the technologies on underwater acoustics have been highly developed in Asian countries. However, so far, the exchanging information and cooperative works on fisheries acoustics over the countries still look like quite few. So we have established the Asian Fisheries Acoustics Society (AFAS) based on past activities in order to promote further progress of science and technologies on Fisheries Acoustics in Asian countries.

     Ten years have passed since our society, but the importance of fishery acoustics in Asian countries is increasing more and more. Since there are many particular problems in Asian fisheries such like small quantities with numerous species, benthic animals, freshwater fish, and aquaculture, the AFAS aims to apply the acoustical technologies for those problems.Furthermore, we aim to do basic education of underwater acoustics to Asian countries and enlightenment of fishery acoustics.

Directors and Advisers (2018-2019)

(1)Honorary Chairman:

     Kohji IIDA, Hokkaido University, Japan


   Yoshinori MIYAMOTO, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Techology, Japan

(3)Vice chairman:
    Rajabidin HASSAN: MFRDMD, SEAFDEC, Malaysia
    Tohru MUKAI: Hokkaido University, Japan, Japan

     Koki ABE: National Research Institute of Fisheries Engineering, Japan
     Tomonari AKAMATSU: National Research Institute of Fisheries Engineering, Japan
     Doojin HWANG: Chonnam National University, Korea
     Ming An LEE: National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
     Hsueh-Jung LU: National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
     Kazushi MIYASHITA: Hokkaido University, Japan
HyonOk SHIN: Pukyong National University, Korea

     Tohru MUKAI: Hokkaido University, Japan
     Yasushi NISHIMORI: Furuno Electric Co. Ltd., Japan
     Kouichi SAWADA: National Research Institute of Fisheries Engineering, Japan
     Yuttana Theparoonrat: SEAFDEC, Thailand
     Kazuo AMAKASU: Tokyo University of Marine Science and Techology, Japan
     Yong TANG: Dalian Fisheries Uniersity, China
     Xianyong ZHAO: Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, China

     Masahiko FURUSAWA, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan.

   Akira HAMANO: National Fisheries University, Japan

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