Working Group 43: Joint PICES/ICES Working Group on Small Pelagic Fish
Background and Motivations
Small pelagic fish (SPF) account for more than 30% by weight of the total landings of marine capture fisheries around the world. They also play an important role in the transfer of energy through mid-trophic levels in marine ecosystems and are key resources for the world’s growing aquaculture industry. The oscillations in the populations of SPF are dramatic and cyclical in response to climate variability on multi-decadal time scales. However, mechanisms linking climate variability to population dynamics are still unresolved. Hence, there are many challenges to sustainable use of SPF production. As the population dynamics of SPF display basin-scale teleconnections, synthetic and multidisciplinary studies are required to understand the processes and mechanisms to build predictive capacity.

International collaboration on SPF research was spearheaded by the GLOBEC Regional SPACC Program, launched in 1994 with a workshop in La Paz, Mexico. The SPACC program aimed to understand and predict climate-induced population dynamics of SPF in relation to physical and biological processes and included several major themes: long-term changes in ecosystems, retrospective analyses, comparative population dynamics, reproductive habitat dynamics, and economic implications of climate variability. The SPACC program culminated in 2010 with the publication of its review book. Since then, no international program specific to SPF has been launched, even though SPACC-II visions have been discussed (e.g., Alheit (2010) and van der Lingen et al. (2010) in GLOBEC International Newsletter, Vol. 16(1)). In the following decade, there has been substantial scientific progress made in several ecosystems: different hypotheses of mechanisms of population dynamics of SPF have been proposed, data from long-term monitoring and stock-assessment efforts have accumulated, numerical modeling approaches have progressed, and technologies such as genome analysis have rapidly developed. ICES and PICES co-sponsored a symposium on “Forage fish interactions: Creating the tools for ecosystem-based management of marine resources” (November 12–14, 2012, Nantes, France) leading to publication of 12 articles in the ICES Journal of Marine Science (2014, Vol. 71(1), pp. 1–152). The need for a platform to organize intensive international collaboration was re-confirmed during the PICES/ICES Symposium on “Drivers of dynamics of small pelagic fish resources” (March 6–11, 2017, Victoria, Canada). This symposium led to special issues in Deep-Sea Research Part II (2019, Vol. 159, pp. 1–182; 15 articles) and Marine Ecology Progress Series (2019, Vol. 617/618, 1–376; 22 articles).

The platform for international collaboration will allow the marine science community to more rapidly address challenging goals such as to:
  • Perform a synthesis of mechanisms linking climate variability to population dynamics of SPF among different ecosystems to reconcile various recruitment hypotheses;
  • Gain a holistic, ecosystem-level view of the causes and consequences of fluctuations in SPF populations such as how different factors (physical forcing, trophodynamics, and fishing pressure) interact to control the dynamics of populations;
  • Unite various fields (climate science, oceanography, plankton and fish ecology, quantitative fisheries stock assessment, sociology and economics) to build interdisciplinary approaches to examine SPF in social–ecological systems;
  • Incorporate new monitoring (e.g., environmental DNA) and modeling (e.g., end-to-end) technologies to better understand and manage pelagic ecosystems;
  • Provide scenarios of the effects of climate change on the distribution and productivity of SPF;
  • Propose strategies to safeguard marine ecosystem services stemming from SPF including conservation concerns related to SPF and their predators.
Contribution to the PICES and ICES Strategic Plans
The activities of the joint working group will contribute primarily to the first three of the six goals identified in the PICES Strategic Plan: (1) Foster collaboration among scientists within PICES and with other multinational organizations; (2) Understand the status and trends, vulnerability, and resilience of marine ecosystems; and (3) Understand and quantify how marine ecosystems respond to natural forcing and human activities (Goals 2 and 3 are similar to the two research themes in the PICES FUTURE integrative scientific program).

The activities of this joint working group also align with at least five of the seven science priorities set in the ICES Strategic Plan, including: (1) Ecosystem science, (2) Impacts of human activities, (3) Observation and exploration, (4) Seafood production and (5) Conservation and management science.
Terms of Reference
  1. Review recent progress on understanding how various drivers (environmental and/or anthropogenic) impact the population dynamics of SPF in different ecosystems and whether and how potential drivers shift with changes in ecosystem state.
  2. Create a networking environment for international and multidisciplinary collaboration to foster the establishment of similar study frameworks and comparative analyses of SPF across different social-ecological systems based on updated time-series data sets of climate indices, environmental factors and tipping points, fisheries biology and ecophysiological information (feeding, growth and survival), and inter-model comparisons.
  3. Identify, prioritize, and coordinate research most needed to advance our knowledge and capacity to predict the population dynamics of SPF at both short (seasonal to inter-annual) and long (decadal to centennial) time scales.
  4. Provide recommendations for strategies of marine ecosystem monitoring and fisheries management of SPF which will contribute to sustainable ecosystem-based fisheries management, through biophysical, ecosystem and/or socio-economic models.
  5. Organize a joint ICES/PICES symposium on SPF, tentatively scheduled for late 2021, that builds upon the 2017 symposium in Victoria, Canada, and showcases integrative analyses of this working group. Additionally, working group members will propose, coordinate, and convene topic sessions at PICES Annual Meetings and ICES Annual Science Conferences focused on key questions and recent advances in SPF science.
Expected Deliverables
Year 1: Task forces will be formed within the joint working group during its first meeting (ToR#2) to address SPF topics of focus. Examples include:
  • assembling updated regional time series for comparative analyses of the role of SPF in ecological tipping points;
  • sharing novel field and laboratory measurement techniques advancing knowledge on biology and ecophysiology of SPF and organizing training workshops;
  • comparing parameterization of SPF in models (food web to end-to-end) and inter-model comparisons of the direct and indirect effects of climate variability and change;
  • examining how fluctuations of the stocks of SPF have been linked to social and economic consequences to human communities.
Year 2
  • A world-wide review of current understanding of SPF responses to environmental change (bottom-up forcing) (ToR #1) is expected to be submitted as a manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal by the mid-point of Year 2. Targeted journals for such a review include Fish and Fisheries, Advances in Marine Biology, Marine Ecology Progress Series or ICES Journal of Marine Science.
Year 3
  • A “perspectives” type manuscript will be generated highlighting key questions in the dynamics of SPF and why these questions are critical to the research topics (ToR #3). This “perspectives” manuscript will be combined with recommendations for coordinated ecosystem monitoring and management strategies (ToR #4) and will be completed by the end of Year 3. A suitable venue for this report may be a special issue associated with the planned international symposium (see ToR #5). Additionally, key results emerging from the 2021 international symposium will be published in special issues of primary journals (with potential forums being Marine Ecology Progress Series or Deep-Sea Research Part II). The timeline for completion of these volumes is tentatively one year or one and a half year following the symposium.
Task Forces and Activities
Three broad Tasks Forces have been defined by WGSPF to address the range of ecological, management, and socioeconomic questions concerning SPF stocks worldwide. Then, eleven activities and a greater number of associated research questions have been identified to work on in the next three years. Within each activity, WG members will collaborate on a specific topic designed and championed by group members. Each topic is expected to use a comparative approach across systems and/or species.

Information on the current status of Task Force Activities can be found in the annotated agenda for the 2021 WGSPF Annual Meeting.

TASK FORCE ON ECOLOGICAL PROCESS KNOWLEDGE

Activity 1: Critical review, evaluation and testing of classic hypotheses
Leaders: Myron Peck (The Netherlands), Akinori Takasuka (Japan) Email

Activity 2: Life cycle closures - bottlenecks and gaps in knowledge
Leaders: Noelle Bolwin (USA), Ignacio Catalan (Spain) Email

Activity 3: Drivers of spatial distribution and phenology
Leaders: Rebecca Asch (USA), Marta Moyano (Norway) Email

Activity 4: Food-web dynamics
Leaders: Richard (Ric) Brodeur (USA), Susana Garrido (Portugal) Email

Activity 5: Internal and external drivers of growth, reproduction, and survival
Leaders: Florian Berg (Norway), Martin Huret (France), Martin Lindegren (Denmark) Email

TASK FORCE ON TRANSLATING PROCESS KNOWLEDGE

Activity 6: Survey design and monitoring
Leaders: Matthias Kloppmann (Germany), Chris Rooper (Canada) Email

Activity 7: Improving short-term forecasts and/or long-term projections
Leaders: Stefan Koenigstein (USA), Ryan Rykaczewski (USA) Email

Activity 8: Improvements to management
Leaders: Salvador Lluch-Cota (Mexico), Richard Nash (UK), Andres Uriarte (Spain) Email

TASK FORCE ON SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL APPROACHES
(Activity structure and leadership may be modified)

Activity 9: Networks, vulnerability, and opportunities of dependent human communities
Leader: Myron Peck (The Netherlands) Email

Activity 10: Quantifying trade-offs in goods and services
Leaders: Cecilie Hansen (Norway), Isaac Kaplan (USA) Email

Activity 11: Bioeconomic modeling
Leader: Myron Peck (The Netherlands) Email

Please inform the Activity Leaders and WG Co-Chairs which activity or activities you are interested to join and feel free to recommend additional people. You will then be part of the conversation to define specific topics.
Meetings and Events
  • WG 43 / WGSPF workshop, February 12–14, 2024, La Paz, Mexico
    Objectives of the workshop: (1) to review the work done by WG Task Forces (TF on Ecological Process Knowledge, TF on Translating Process Knowledge, and TF on Social-Ecological Approaches) and to synthesize the outcomes of their activities; (2) to initiate the development of a high-impact manuscript that describes the outputs of the first phase of the WG, including papers submitted to a Special Issue of Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (CJFAS) and to a Theme Section of Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS) from the Small Pelagic Fish Symposium held in Lisbon, Portugal, in November 2022 (SPF-2022); and (3) to discuss the scope, potential scientific program and logistics for the next SPF symposium to be convened in Mexico (SPF-2026).

  • Topic Session (S3) on “Responses of small pelagic fish to extreme events in Pacific ecosystems” at PICES-2023, October 24, 2023, Seattle, USA
    PICES-2023 Program, S3
    PICES-2023 Book of Abstracts, S3

  • Topic Session (S10) on “Improved detection and understanding of factors affecting changes in North Pacific forage communities and implications to ecosystems” at PICES-2023, October 25, 2023, Seattle, USA
    PICES-2023 Program, S10
    PICES-2023 Book of Abstracts, S10

  • WG 43 virtual business meeting in conjunction with PICES-2023, September 13, 2023 (in Eastern Pacific time zones); September 14, 2023 (in Western Pacific time zones)
    PICES-2023 WG 43 business meeting report

  • International symposium on “Small Pelagic Fish: New Frontiers in Science for Sustainable Management”, November 7–11, 2022, Lisbon, Portugal
    Symposium website
    Symposium summary

  • Post-symposium WG 43 / WGSPF meeting, November 12–13, 2022, Lisbon, Portugal
    Objectives of the meeting: (1) to expand the networking environment for international and multidisciplinary collaboration; (2) to identify, prioritize, and coordinate research themes based on the issues raised during the symposium; and (3) to discuss future directions of the groups and studies.

  • Topic Session (S5) on “Environmental variability and small pelagic fishes in the North Pacific: Exploring mechanistic and pragmatic methods for integrating ecosystem considerations into assessment and management” at PICES-2022, September 27, 2022
    PICES-2022 FIS Session S5 Summary

  • WG 43 virtual business meeting in conjunction with PICES-2022, September 19, 2022 (in Easter Pacific time zones); September 20, 2022 (in Western Pacific time zones)
    PICES-2022 WG 43 business meeting report

  • Workshop (W2) on “Pelagic and forage species – predicting response and evaluating resiliency to environmental variability” at PICES-2021 Virtual Meeting, September 23, 2021 (in Eastern Pacific time zones); September 24, 2021 (in Western Pacific time zones)
    PICES-2021 FIS Workshop W2 Summary

  • WG 43 virtual business meeting in conjunction with PICES-2021 Virtual Meeting, September 23, 2021 (in Eastern Pacific time zones); September 24, 2021 (in Western Pacific time zones)
    PICES-2021 WG 43 business meeting report

  • WGSPF business meeting in conjunction with ICES Virtual ASC-2021, from 16:00 to 18:00 CEST on September 10, 13 and 14
    2021 WGSPF Annual Meeting annotated agenda

  • Topic Workshop (W6) “Research priorities for understanding the population dynamics of small pelagic fish in the North Pacific” at PICES-2020 Virtual Meeting, October 14, 2020 (in Eastern Pacific time zones); October 15, 2021 (in Western Pacific time zones)
    PICES-2020 FIS Workshop W6 Summary

  • WG 43 virtual business meeting in conjunction with PICES-2020 Virtual Meeting, September 8 and 9, 2020 (in Eastern Pacific time zones); September 9 and 10, 2020 (in Western Pacific time zones)
    2020 WG 43 business meeting report

  • WG 43 / WGSPF first (kick-off) meeting, March 9-11, 2020, ICES Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark
    WGSPF kick-off meeting agenda
    meeting summary
Products
Annual Meetings

Reports

2022, 2021, 2020

Session and Workshop Summaries

PICES-2022:
TS5, Environmental variability and small pelagic fishes in the North Pacific: Exploring mechanistic and pragmatic methods for integrating ecosystem considerations into assessment and management

PICES-2021:
VW2, Pelagic and forage species – predicting response and evaluating resiliency to environmental variability

PICES-2020:
VW6, Research priorities for understanding the population dynamics of small pelagic fish in the North Pacific

Symposia / Inter-sessional Workshops

PICES/ICES/FAO Symposium on "Small Pelagic Fish: New Frontiers in Science and Sustainable Management"
2022, Lisbon, Portugal

PICES Press

Winter 2023, Vol. 31, No.2
Symposium in Lisbon Re-unites the Global Community Investigating Small Pelagic Fish
SPF2022 Symposium Workshop 1: Application of Genetics to Small Pelagic Fish
SPF2022 Symposium Workshop 2: Species Distribution Models to Inform Multispecies and Ecosystem Models
SPF2022 Symposium Workshop 3: Small Pelagics for Whom? Equitable Distribution of Nutritional Benefits
SPF2022 Symposium Workshop 4: Evaluating Tradeoffs / Responses to Spatio-Temporal Changes in Forage Distribution and Abundance
SPF2022 Symposium Workshop 5: Recent Advances in the Daily Egg Production Method
SPF2022 Symposium Workshop 6: Small Pelagic Fish Reproductive Resilience

Summer 2020, Vol. 28, No. 2
Identifying research priorities for understanding the dynamics of small pelagic fish

Other Reports

WGSPF kick-off meeting report, March 9-11, 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark [pdf]

Peer-reviewed Papers
Small Pelagic Fish in the New Millennium: A bottom-up view of global research effort (Peck M.A., Alheit J., Bertrand A., Catalán I.A., Garrido S., Moyano M., Rykaczewski R., Takasuka A., van der Lingen C.D.) Prog. Oceanogr., 2021, Feb, Vol. 191 (Open Access)

Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS), Theme Section “Small pelagic fish: new research frontiers”
(This Theme Section includes contributions from the 2022 international (ICES, PICES, FAO) symposium on “Small Pelagic Fish: New Frontiers in Science for Sustainable Management”)
Editors: Myron Peck, Ignacio Catalán, Susana Garrido, Ryan Rykaczewski, Rebecca Asch, Jan McDowell, Elliott Hazen, Isaak Kaplan

Rooper CN, Boldt JL, Cleary J, Peña M, Thompson M, Grinnell M
Evaluating factors affecting the distribution and timing of Pacific Herring Clupea pallasii spawn in British Columbia (https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14274)
MEPS SPF2: AV1 | Full text in pdf format (Open Access)

Wells BK, Santora JA, Bizzarro JJ, Billings A, Brodeur RD, Daly EA, Field JC, Richerson KE, Thorson JT
Trophoscapes of predatory fish reveal biogeographic structuring of spatial dietary overlap and inform fisheries bycatch patterns (https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14319)
MEPS SPF2: AV2 | Full text in pdf format

Gunther KM, Baker MR, Aydin KY
Using predator diets to infer forage fish distribution and assess responses to climate variability in the eastern Bering Sea (https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14389)
MEPS SPF2: AV3 | Full text in pdf format

Maathuis MAM, Couperus B, van der Molen J, Poos JJ, Tulp I, Sakinan S
Resolving the variability in habitat use by juvenile small pelagic fish in a major tidal system by continuous echosounder measurements (https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14368)
MEPS SPF2: AV4 | Full text in pdf format (Open Access)

Thorvaldsen KG, Neuenfeldt S, Mariani P, Nielsen JR
Hiding in plain sight: predator avoidance behaviour of mesopelagic Maurolicus muelleri during foraging
(https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14424)
MEPS SPF2: AV5 | Full text in pdf format

Fonseca P, Barata M, Castanho S, Pousão-Ferreira P, Garrido S
Effect of diet composition and temperature on the gastric evacuation rate of European sardine: implication for egg predation estimates (https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14445)
MEPS SPF2: AV6 | Full text in pdf format (Open Access)

Luján C, Oliveros-Ramos R, Barrier N, Leadley P, Shin YJ
Key species and indicators revealed by an uncertainty analysis of the marine ecosystem model OSMOSE (https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14465)
MEPS SPF2: AV7 | Full text in pdf format

Veríssimo A, Fonseca P, Garrido S
Molecular barcoding reveals patterns of egg predation in small pelagic fish (https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14498)
MEPS SPF2: AV8 | Full text in pdf format

Ruzicka J, Chiaverano L, Coll M, Garrido S, Tam J, Murase H, Robinson K, Romagnoni G, Shannon L, Silva A, Szalaj D, Watari S
The role of small pelagic fish in diverse ecosystems: knowledge gleaned from food-web models (https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14513)
MEPS SPF2: AV9 | Full text in pdf format

Jacobson KC, Marcogliese DJ, MacKenzie K
Parasites of small pelagics reflect their role in marine ecosystems (https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14529)
MEPS SPF2: AV10 | Full text in pdf format

Berg F, Seljestad G, Folkvord A
Growth of spring- and autumn-spawned larvae of Atlantic herring Clupea harengus: a long-term experiment mimicking seasonal light conditions (https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14521)
MEPS SPF2: AV11 | Full text in pdf format (Open Access)

Garrido S, Albo-Puigserver M, Moyano M
REVIEW: Larval trophic ecology of small pelagic fishes: a review of recent advances and pathways to fill remaining knowledge gaps (https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14543)
MEPS SPF2: AV12 | Full text in pdf format

Teles-Machado A, Plecha SM, Peliz A, Garrido S
Anomalous ocean currents and European anchovy dispersal in the Iberian ecosystem (https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14526)
MEPS SPF2: AV13 | Full text in pdf format

Takahashi M, Higuchi T, Shirai K, Ito Si, Yoda M
Interdecadal variabilities in growth and temperature trajectories of Trachurus japonicus juveniles: 1960s-1970s versus 2000s-2010s (https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14557)
MEPS SPF2: AV14 | Full text in pdf format

Ferreira ASA, Neuheimer AB
Estimating a thermal constant of spawning to explain spawning time of Pacific herring Clupea pallasii across space and time (https://doi.org/10.3354/meps14569)
MEPS SPF2: AV15 | Full text in pdf format

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (CJFAS), Special Issue
(This Special Issue includes contributions from the 2022 international (ICES, PICES, FAO) symposium on “Small Pelagic Fish: New Frontiers in Science for Sustainable Management”)
Editors: Chris Rooper, Molly Ahern, Jennifer Boldt, Sarah Gaichas, Cecile Hansen, Richard Nash, Andres Uruiarte, Tim Ward

Katja Mäkinen, Marjut Rajasilta, Suvi Ruuskanen, Tiia Karpela, Aarne O. Lauerma, and Johannes Sahlstén
Effects of incubation temperature and maternal phenotype on Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras) eggs and larvae: An experimental study
(https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2023-0032)

Sarah K. Gaichas, James Gartland, Brian E Smith, Anthony Wood, Elizabeth Ng, Michael Celestino, Katie Drew, Abigail S. Tyrell, and James T Thorson
Assessing small pelagic fish trends in space and time using piscivore stomach contents
(https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2023-0093)

Carryn Lee de Moor
Explicitly Incorporating Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management into Management Strategy Evaluation, with a focus on Small Pelagics (https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2023-0092)

Felipe Javier Quezada, Desiree Tommasi, Timothy Frawley, Barbara Muhling, Isaac Kaplan, and Stephen Stohs
Catch as catch can: Markets, availability, and fishery closures drive distinct responses among the U.S. West Coast Coastal Pelagic Species fleet segments
(https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2023-0094; Open Access)

Samantha Schiano, Geneviève M. Nesslage, Katie Drew, Amy M. Schueller, Ryan J. Woodland, and Michael J Wilberg
Evaluation of Alternative Harvest Policies for Striped Bass and Their Prey, Atlantic Menhaden
(https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2023-0089)

Robert P. Wildermuth, Desiree Tommasi, Peter Kuriyama, James Smith, and Isaac Kaplan
Evaluating robustness of harvest control rules to climate-driven variability in Pacific sardine recruitment
(https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2023-0169; Open Access)

Leire Citores, Leire Ibaibarriaga, Maria Santos, and Andres Uriarte
A Bayesian spatially explicit estimation of daily egg production: application to anchovy in the Bay of Biscay
(https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2023-0126; Open Access)

Jennifer Beckensteiner, Sebastian Villasante, Anthony Charles, Pierre Petitgas, Christelle Le Grand, and Olivier Thebaud
A systemic approach to analyzing post-collapse adaptations in the Bay of Biscay anchovy fishery
(https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/10.1139/cjfas-2023-0087)

Naseera Moosa and Doug S Butterworth
Investigating the influence of minor krill-predators on the krill-predator dynamics of the Antarctic ecosystem in the International Whaling Commission’s Management Area II
(https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2023-0086)

Laurence T. Kell, Jacob Bentley, David Feary, Afra Egan, and Cormac Nolan
Developing management plans for sprat (Sprattus sprattus) in the Celtic Sea consistent with an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries
(https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2023-0090)

News
  • Changes within Working Group 43 Membership (U.S.A.): Dr. Richard Brodeur is a new member of the WG-43 representing U.S.A.
    12/1/2021 12:09:00 PM PST
  • Changes within Working Group 43 Membership (China): Dr. Jianguo Du, Prof. Tao Zhang, and Prof. Zhimeng Zhuang (China) stepped down as WG-43 Members.
    4/24/2020 8:29:55 AM PST
  • New Working Group 43 Membership: Prof. Dohoon Kim (Korea) is a new member of the Group.
    4/14/2020 9:58:34 AM PST
  • New Working Group 43 Membership: Ryan Rykaczewski and Akinori Takasuka have been elected WG-43 Co-Chairs.
    2/12/2020 8:29:25 AM PST
  • New Working Group 43 Membership: Matthew Baker, Isaac Kaplan, Ryan Rykaczewski, and Noelle Bowlin are new members of WG-43 representing USA.
    2/3/2020 11:23:54 AM PST
Members
Dr. Jennifer L. Boldt (FUTURE-SSC, MONITOR, WG-43)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
(1-250) 734-3224
Jennifer.Boldt@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Prof. Francis Juanes (WG-43)
Department of Biology
University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Rd.
Victoria, BC
Canada V8P 5C2
250-721-6227
juanes@uvic.ca
Dr. Chris Rooper (FIS, WG-43, WG-47)
Pacific Biological Station
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
3190 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T6N7
(250)-327-4857
chris.rooper@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Dr. Sachihiko Itoh (POC, WG-43)
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha
Kashiwa, Chiba
Japan 277-8564
(81-4) 7136-6326
(81-4) 7136-6327
itohsach@aori.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Dr. Toshihide Kitakado (WG-43)
represents NPFC in WG-43
Department of Marine Biosciences
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
5-7, Konan 4, Minato
Tokyo, Japan 108-8477
+81-3-5463-0568
kitakado@kaiyodai.ac.jp
Dr. Shinichiro Nakayama (WG-43)
Highly Migratory Resources Division, Fisheries Stock Assessment Center, Fisheries Resources Institute
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
2-12-4, Fukuura, Kanazawa
Yokohama, Japan 236-8648
+81-45-788-7516
+81-45-788-5001
shinichironak@affrc.go.jp
Dr. Haruka Nishikawa (WG-43, WG-49)
Research Institute for Value-Added-Information Generation
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 236-0001
+81-45-778-5283
harukan@jamstec.go.jp
Dr. Kazuhiro Oshima (WG-43)
represents NPFC in WG-43
Pelagic Fish Resources Division
Fisheries Resources Institute
2-12-4, Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku,
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 236-8648
+81-45-788-7516
oshima_kazuhiro28@fra.go.jp
Dr. Motomitsu Takahashi (BIO, S-CCME, WG-43)
Pelagic Fish Resources Division, Fisheries Stock Assessment Center, Fisheries Resources Institute
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
1551-8 Taira-machi
Nagasaki, Nagasaki
Japan 851-2213
+81-95-860-1635
+81-95-850-7767
takahamt@fra.affrc.go.jp
Prof. Akinori Takasuka (WG-43)
WG-43 PICES Co-Chair
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
The University of Tokyo
1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo
Tokyo, Japan 113-8657
+81-3-5841-5307
atakasuka@mail.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Dr. Fei Chai (WG-43)
Second Institute of Oceanography
Ministry of Natural Resources
36 Baochubei Rd.
Hangzhou, People's Republic of China 310012
86-571-81963198
86-571-88839374
fchai@sio.org.cn
Prof. Xianshi Jin (FIS, WG-43)
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
106 Nanjing Rd., Shinan District
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266071
(86-532) 85849430
(86-532) 85811514
jin@ysfri.ac.cn
Prof. Yongjun Tian (WG-43, WG-45)
College of Fisheries
Ocean Univeristy of China
5 Yushan Rd.
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266003
86-532-82033378
86-532-82032960
yjtian@ouc.edu.cn
Prof. Hui Zhang (WG-43)
Institute of Oceanology, CAS
7 Nanhai Road
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266071
0532-82891860
zhanghui@qdio.ac.cn
Dr. Kui Zhang (WG-43)
South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
231 West Xingang Road, Haizhu District
Guangzhou, Guangdong
People's Republic of China 510000
(86-20) 89108007
(86-20) 84451442
zhangkui@scsfri.ac.cn
Dr. Sukyung Kang (AP-UNDOS, FUTURE-SSC, SB, WG-43)
SB Chair
Fisheries Resources Management Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS)
216 Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Republic of Korea 46083
(82-51) 720-2270
(82-51) 720-2277
sukyungkang@korea.kr
Prof. Dohoon Kim (HD, WG-43)
Marine & Fisheries Business and Economics
Pukyong National University
Yongso-ro 45, Nam-gu
Busan, Republic of Korea 48513
+82-51-629-5954
delaware310@pknu.ac.kr
Dr. Jung Jin Kim (FIS, WG-43)
Fisheries Resources Management Division
National Institute of Fisheries Science
216 Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun
Busan, Republic of Korea 46083
+82-51-720-2295
king.jungjin@korea.kr
Dr. Matthew Baker (WG-43, WG-44)
North Pacific Research Board (NPRB)
1007 West Third Ave., Suite 100
Anchorage, AK
U.S.A. 99501
907-644-6713
Matthew.Baker@nprb.org
Dr. Noelle M. Bowlin (WG-43)
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
NOAA NMFS, Fisheries Resources Division
8901 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, CA
U.S.A. 92037-1508
(1-858) 546-7146
noelle.bowlin@noaa.gov
Dr. Richard David Brodeur (WG-43)
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Oregon State University
2030 S. Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR
U.S.A. 97365
541-961-4426
ricbrodeur1@gmail.com
Dr. Isaac C. Kaplan (WG-43)
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
2725 Montlake Blvd. E
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98112
(206)302-2446
isaac.kaplan@noaa.gov
Dr. Ryan R. Rykaczewski (CREAMS-AP, FUTURE-SSC, WG-43)
WG-43 PICES Co-Chair
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Ecosystem Sciences Division NOAA PIFSC 1845 Wasp Blvd, Bldg. 176
Honolulu, HI
U.S.A. 96818-5007
(1-808) 725-5372
ryan.rykaczewski@noaa.gov