General Informaiton

Valid passports are required. Entry visas may be necessary depending on the participant's nationality. Please refer to the website

Request an Invitation Letter for Visa Application:

  • Fill out and send the FORM (xls) and the scanned PASSPORT PAGE with your PHOTO (pdf / jpeg / png format) to Dr. Tetsuo Fujii (

    Note: Letters for Visa applications will only be provided for people who have pre-registered for the symposium. Payment is not required at this time.

Apply for Visa (processing time varies):

  • After receiving an invitation letter, submit your VISA application at the Japanese Embassy or any Japanese Consulate in your country.

Deadline for invitation letter request

Please note that new requests for letters will NOT be accepted after April 15, 2024, due to the time required to obtain an official government-issued invitation letter and deliver the original hard copy to the applicant.

Please send your request form as soon as possible before the deadline, even if your travel arrangements are not finalized.

Host Country Information:

Dr. FUJII Tetsuo
Japan Fisheries Research & Education Agency (FRA)
1-1-25 Shin-urashima, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. 221-8529
Tel: +81-45-277-0120

Important Dates
April 24, 2024
Apr. 27 (JST 24:00PM)
SIGN-UP FORM deadline (25 max capacity)
COOP Event is FULL
  • Evening Workshop for Early Career Ocean Professionals (June 4). This event is no longer available for sign-up.
June 4, morning, 2024
September 30, 2024
  1. Manuscript submission for publication
February 7, 2024
January 26, 2024
January 22, 2024
December 8, 2023
PAST Deadline (midnight, Victoria BC, Canada) PAST Deadline
  1. Early Registration
  2. Abstract Submission
  3. Financial Support Application
November 15, 2023
PAST Deadline (midnight, Victoria BC, Canada) Place holders expire for Abstracts accepted for MSEAS-2020 if the abstracts are not resubmitted.
October 1, 2023
PAST Deadline
  1. Abstract Submission
  2. Financial Support Application