In the Pacific Ocean off the Tohoku district (Mixed water region), many economically important fishery resources are distributed: pelagic fishes such as saury, sardine, mackerel and squid, and demersal fishes such as cod, theadfin, flatfish, rockfish and tanner crab. In the TAC system, fishery research institutes are required to estimate the stock level and its trends of these species and to compute the ABC (Allowable Biological Catch) of these stocks each year with accuracy.
This branch is located in Hachinohe which is one of the most important landing ports for the fisheries in the Mixed water region, and two sections were established from October 1998 on: Stock Assessment Section and Fisheries Biology Section. These sections investigate sustainable utilization measures of the fishery resources including ABC estimation, catch forecast, and harmonization between the marine ecosystem and fisheries in cooperation with the other institutes of the Fisheries Agency, prefectural fisheries experimental stations and universities.
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