Working Group 14: Effective Sampling of Micronekton to Estimate Ecosystem Carrying Capacity
  • Acronym: WG 14
  • Parent Committee: BIO
  • Term: Oct. 1997 - Oct. 2004
  • Co-Chairs:
    Orio Yamamura (Oct. 2001 - Oct. 2004, Japan)
    Richard D. Brodeur (Oct. 1997 - Oct. 2004, USA)
Terms of Reference
  1. Evaluate current sampling methods and identify problems, especially for the simultaneous determination of micro-nekton and their prey;
  2. Propose and evaluate solutions to the micronekton sampling problem, in general and as relevant for CCCC Program;
  3. Recommend collaborative field efforts among PICES member countries to intercalibrate/compare present and future micronekton sampling methods;
  4. Obtain and tabulate available data on the consumption and biomass of micronekton from the North Pacific for use in energy flux calculations. Stratify the data by region and functional groups/taxa, and provide a qualitative estimate of the level of confidence in each of these estimates to identify areas where future research is necessary;
  5. Review the proposal and make recommendations concerning the proposed joint BIO/FIS workshop to follow-up on selected aspects of micronekton studies discussed at topic session on micronekton at PICES VI.
Annual Meetings


2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

PICES Scientific Report
PICES Sci. Rep. No. 30, 2005
Micronekton of the North Pacific
Members (Contact information as of October 2002)
John F. Dower
University of Victoria Victoria, BC
David L. Mackas
Institute of Ocean Sciences
P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada. V8L 4B2
Ming-Yuan Zhu
Department of Marine Biology
First Institute of Oceanography
State Oceanic Administration
3A, Hongdao Branch Road,
P.O. Box 98,
Qingdao, Shandong,
People's Republic of China. 266003
Naoki Iguch
Japan Sea National Fisheries Research
1 Suido-cho
Niigata, 951-8121
Orio Yamamura
Hokkaido National Fisheries Research
116 Katsurakoi
Kushiro, Hokkaido, 085-0802
Tae-Won Lee
Chungnam National University
Republic of Korea. 305-764
Chul Park
Chungnam National University
Yooseong-gu Gung-dong 220
Republic of Korea. 305-764
Yong-Chul Park
National Fisheries Research & Development Institute (NFRDI)
408-1 Shirang-ri, Kijang-up, Kijang-gun
Republic of Korea. 619-900
Won-Duk Yoon
West Sea Fisheries Research Institute
San 66-3, Eulwang-dong, Jung-gu
Republic of Korea. 400-420
Andy A. Balanov
Institute of Marine Biology
Russian Academy of Sciences
E.N. Il`insky
Nikolay V. Parin
Russian Academy of Sciences
Nakhimovskii Pr. 36
Moscow, Russia 117218
Vadim F. Savinykh3
Pacific Fisheries Research Centre (TINRO-Centre)
4 Shevchenko Alley,
Russia. 690950
Richard D. Brodeur
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 S. Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365
Kenneth Coyle
Institute of Marine Science
School of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences
University of Alaska Fairbanks
P.O. Box 757220
Fairbanks, AK
U.S.A. 99775-7220
Bruce H. Robison
Research & Development Department
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
P.O. Box 628, 7700 Sandholdt Road,
Moss Landing, CA 95039