The overall research goal of the Laboratory of Aquaculture is to contribute to effective stock enhancement of various fisheries resources in the seas and rivers through basic and applied studies.

1) Development of genetic markers to assess the impact of stocking of aquatic animals (Umino, T.)

2) Development of sustainable aquaculture techniques for fish and crustaceans (Wakabayashi, K.)


Fish stock enhancement, Stock identification, Genetic resources, Conservation



Strontium distribution in otolith of ayu

Strontium distribution in otolith of ayu

Lobster larvae feeding on jellyfish

Recent Publications

E. Blanco Gonzalez, N. Taniguchi and T. Umino. (2010) Can ordinary single-day egg collection increase the effective population size in broodstock management programs? Breeder-offspring assignment in black sea bream (Acanthopagrus schlegelii) through two-hourly intervals. Aquaculture, 308: 12–19.

T. Umino, E. Blanco Gonzalez, H. Saito and H. Nakagawa. (2011) Problems associated with the recovery on landings of black sea bream (Acanthopagrus schlegelii) intensively released in Hiroshima Bay, Japan. Ceccaldi, H.-J. Dekeyser, I. Girault, M. Stora, G. (Eds.) Global Change: Mankind-Marine Environment Interactions. Proceedings of the 13th French-Japanese Oceanography Symposium. Springer Science. p37-40.

E.Blanco Gonzalez and T. Umino. (2012) Managing the Genetic Resources in the Intensive Stock Enhancement Program Carried out on Black Sea Bream in Hiroshima Bay, Japan. Mahmut ÇALIÅžKAN (Eds.) ANALYSIS OF GENETIC VARIATION IN ANIMALS.INTEC. p217-230. ISBN: 978-953-51-0093-5

Kaori Wakabayashi, Hiroshi Sato, Yumiko Yoshie-Stark, Mariko Ogushi and Yuji Tanaka (in press) Differences in the biochemical compositions of two dietary jellyfish species and their effects on the growth and survival of Ibacus novemdentatus phyllosomas. Aquaculture Nutrition.

K. Wakabayashi. (2017) Embryonic development of the sea butterfly Desmopterus papilio (Gastropoda: Thecosomata). Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, 61, 142-146.

K. Wakabayashi, CH. Yang, JY. Shy, CH. He, TY. Chan. (2017) Correct identification and redescription of the larval stages and early juveniles of the slipper lobster Eduarctus martensii (Pfeffer, 1881) (Decapoda: Scyllaridae). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 37, 204-219.

K. Wakabayashi, BF. Phillips. (2016) Morphological descriptions of laboratory reared larvae and post-larvae of the Australian shovel-nosed lobster Thenus australiensis Burton and Davie, 2007 (Decapoda, Scyllaridae). Crustaceana, 89, 97-117.


Professor Umino, T.
Assistant Professor Wakabayashi, K.



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