A research team led by Drs. Yu-Lin Chang and Yasumasa Miyazawa at Application Laboratory, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC: president, Asahiko Taira) examined potential impacts of ocean circulation on decreasing Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica) catches in the western North Pacific, focusing on possible effects of changing winds. Their simulation results found that changes in ocean circulation during the past two decades affected the trend of glass eel catches in Japan and Taiwan with decreases of about 5% per year. This study project was carried out in collaboration with Nihon University.
Th results of this study were published in Scientific Reports on April 3, 2018 (JST).
Title: Potential impact of ocean circulation on the declining Japanese eel catches
Authors: Yu-Lin K. Chang1, Yasumasa Miyazawa1, Michael J. Miller2, Katsumi Tsukamoto2
Affiliations: 1JAMSTEC 2Nihon University
Please read the following press release for more details.
|Press Release (April 12, 2018): Ocean Circulation Likely to Decrease Japanese Eels|
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