Working Group 23: Comparative Ecology of Krill in Coastal and Oceanic Waters around the Pacific Rim
  • Acronym: WG 23
  • Parent Committee: BIO
  • Term: Oct. 2007- Oct. 2011
  • Co-Chairs:
    Song Sun (PR China)
    William Peterson (USA)
Terms of reference
  1. Assemble lists of existing data (including metadata) that contribute to an analysis of the comparative ecology of Euphausia pacifica and Thysanoessa species. Identify gaps in our understanding of krill ecology, life history and population dynamics.
  2. Prepare a research plan to help fill gaps in our understanding, and aid regional collaborative research efforts. Explore ways and means of facilitating exchange of scientists between laboratories and on research cruises.
  3. Convene “hands-on” practical workshops with krill biologists (including students and established scientists) from PICES member countries to help them initiate and carry out krill research programs. These workshops could be convened before each PICES meeting, or at other times as appropriate. Protocols for experimental work have been already published on the PICES website at: http://www.pices.int/projects/Euphasiid/PICES%20Protocols%20COMPLETE.pdf.
  4. Initiate euphausiid research programs in PICES member countries which will include sampling on a regular basis (biweekly-monthly) to determine seasonal cycles of spawning and growth, and incubations of live animals for measurement of brood size and molting rates.
  5. Work with modelers to better parameterize euphausiids in the NEMURO and other models so as to explore their role in coastal and oceanic food chains.
  6. Convene a krill workshop at the GLOBEC Open Science Meeting (May 2009).
  7. Organize a Krill Symposium or a Topic Session at PICES XX in 2011, and submit a set of krill synthesis papers for a special issue of a scientific peer-reviewed journal.
Products
Annual Meetings

Reports

2010, 2009, 2008

PICES Scientific Report
PICES Sci. Rep. No. 43, 2013
Report of Working Group 23 on Comparative Ecology of Krill in Coastal and Oceanic Waters around the Pacific Rim
PICES Press
July 2009, Vol. 17, No. 2
Krill Biology and Ecology Workshop
Other Publications
Krill Publications
Members
Moira Donald Galbraith
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Institute of Ocean Sciences
P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
Phone: (1-250) 363-6692
Fax: (1-250) 363-6690
E-mail: Moira.Galbraith@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
David L. Mackas
Institute of Ocean Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
9860 W. Saanich Rd., P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
Phone: (1-250) 363-6442
Fax: (1-250) 363-6690
E-mail: Dave.Mackas@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Hongliang Huang
Chinese Academy of Fisheries Sciences
East Sea Fisheries Institute
300 Jungong Rd., Yangpu District
Shanghai
China, PR 200090
Phone: (86-21) 6580-6226
E-mail: ecshhl@163.com
Song Sun
Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Environmental Science
Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS)
7 Nanhai Rd.
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266071
Phone: (86-532) 8289-8598
Fax: (86-532) 8289-8612
E-mail: sunsong@ms.qdio.ac.cn
Tao Zuo
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
106 Nanjing Rd.
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266071
Phone: (86-532) 8583 6344
E-mail: zuotaolinch@yahoo.com.cn
Michio J. Kishi
Graduate School of Environmental Science
Hokkaido University
N10W5 Kita-ku
Sapporo, Hokkaido
Japan 060-0810
Phone: (81-11) 706-2323
Fax: (81-11) 706-2323
E-mail: mjkishi@nifty.com
Yuji Okazaki (WG-23)
Fisheries Management and Oceanography Division
Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA
3-27-5 Shinhama-cho
Shiogama, Miyagi
Japan 985-0001
Phone: (81-22) 365-9913
Fax: (81-22) 367-1250
E-mail: okazakiy@affrc.go.jp
Kenji Taki (WG-23)
Oceanic Resources Division
National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries, FRA
2-12-4, Fukuura, Kanazawa
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 236-8648
Phone: (81-45) 788-7502
Fax: (81-45) 788-5004
E-mail: takisan@affrc.go.jp
Se-Jong Ju
Deep-Sea and Marine Georesources Research
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute (KORDI)
787 Haean-ro, Sangrok-gu
Ansan, Gyeonggi-do
Korea, R 425-600
Phone: (82-31) 400-7684
Fax: (82-31) 418-8772
E-mail: sjju@kordi.re.kr
Hyung-Ku Kang
Marine Living Resources Research Dept.
Korea Ocean R&D Institute (KORDI)
Ansan P.O. Box 29
Seoul
Korea, R 425-600
Phone: (82-31) 400-7723
Fax: (82-31) 408-5934
E-mail: kanghk@kordi.re.kr
Young-Shil Kang
Marine Ecology Research Team
East Sea Fisheries Research Institute, NFRDI, MIFAFF
482, Sacheonhaean-Ro, Yeongok-Myeon
Gangneung, Gangwon-do
Korea, R 210-861
Phone: (82-33) 660-8500
Fax: (82-33) 661-8512
E-mail: yskang@nfrdi.go.kr
Hyoung-Chul Shin
Korea Polar Research Institute, KORDI
Songdo Techno-Park, 7-50 Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu
Incheon
Korea, R 406-840
Phone: (82-32) 260-6270
Fax: (82-32) 260-6109
E-mail: hcshin@kopri.re.kr
Natalia T. Dolganova
Pacific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
Phone: (7-4232) 400-881
Fax: (7-4232) 300-751
E-mail: dolganova@tinro.ru
Anatoly F. Volkov
Laboratory Hydrobiology
Pacific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
Phone: (7-4232) 401-968
Fax: (7-4232) 300-751
E-mail: volkov413@yandex.ru
Michael J. Dagg (BIO, WG-23)
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
8124 Hwy. 56
Chauvin, LA
U.S.A. 70344
Phone: (1-985) 851-2856
Fax: (1-985) 851-2874
E-mail: mdagg@lumcon.edu
William T. Peterson (BIO, WG-23)
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), NMFS, NOAA
2030 SE Marine Science Dr.
Newport, OR
U.S.A. 97365
Phone: (1-541) 867-0201
Fax: (1-541) 867-0389
E-mail: Bill.Peterson@noaa.gov
C. Tracy Shaw
Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies, HMSC
Oregon State University
2030 SE Marine Science Dr.
Newport, OR
U.S.A. 97365
Phone: (1-541) 867-0306
Fax: (1-541) 867-0389
E-mail: tracy.shaw@noaa.gov