Study Group: Impacts of Mariculture on Coastal Ecosystems
  • Acronym: SG-IMCE
  • Parent Committee: SB
  • Term: Nov. 2018 - Oct. 2019
  • Mailing List
Motivation and Goals:
Mariculture, especially large-scale mariculture, is an important factor affecting coastal ecosystems. In PICES Scientific Report No. 44, a previous PICES expert group (Working Group 24 on Environmental Interactions on Marine Aquaculture) provided analyses and overviews of:
  • Environmental Interactions of Marine Aquaculture
  • Marine Aquaculture Legislative Frameworks and Environmental Interactions Research
  • Pathogens of Aquatic Animals: Detection, Diagnosis and Risks of Interactions Between Wild and Farmed Population
Terms of Reference
  1. Review recent research, activities and priorities related to the effects of pathogenic and harmful organisms derived from mariculture on coastal marine ecosystems in PICES nations;
  2. Assess the opportunities to partner with other organizations to address the issues identified above;
  3. Prepare Terms of Reference for a Working Group to address the issues identified;
  4. Where appropriate, identify opportunities for future PICES expert groups to address issues related to the impacts of aquaculture that were not addressed in the Terms of Reference of the proposed Working Group. This is added in anticipation that the range of issues identified may exceed the capacity for a single PICES working group, in keeping with the recommendation from Working Group 24 to keep subsequent Working Groups focused on specific and tractable objectives;
  5. Review capacity for forecast/projects on the impacts of mariculture on coastal ecosystems to support mariculture management.
Annual Meetings



Dr. Mark Polinski (SG-IMCE)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
(250) 756-7070
Dr. Tetsuo Fujii (GC, SG-IMCE)
Fisheries Agency
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan
1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan 100-8907
(81-3) 6744-2372
Dr. Toyomitsu Horii (FUTURE-SSC, MEQ, SG-IMCE)
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
15F Queen's Tower B, 2-3-3 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 2206115
(81-45) 227-2600
(81-45) 227-2700
Dr. Miyoung Cho (SG-IMCE)
Pathology Research Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS)
216 Haean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Korea, R 46083
(82-51) 720-2480
(82-51) 720-2498
Dr. In-Kwon Jang (SG-IMCE)
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
825 Daewangpangyo-ro, Seongnam-si
Gyeonggi-do, Korea, R 13449
(82-51) 759-2355
Dr. Linda Rhodes (SG-IMCE)
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
NOAA Fisheries
2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98112-2097
(206) 860-3279
(206) 860-3467