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Global Consulting for Marine & Fisheries Development / Fisheries Engineering Co., Ltd.

Email:fec@fishengn.co.jp

16-8 Shinjuku 2-chome,Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022, JAPAN

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▼Resource Studies ▼Fisheries Development Plans ▼Educational and Research Facilities
▼Vessels ▼Fishing Equipment ▼Fishing Ports and Fish Markets
▼Distribution and Processing ▼Market Research  
Resource Studies
PIC1 Admittedly, it is still exceedingly difficult to forecast the future size of fishery resources. Nonetheless, it is clearly important to establish the scale and method of development that is best suited to the target fishing ground by estimating the size of the existing resource, on the basis of an analysis of catch data and tag and release programs, and carefully studying the bio-physical conditions and environment of the grounds. In order to obtain objective data for this purpose, we plan and execute resource studies based on scientific methods.

Fisheries Development Plans
In establishing a fisheries development plan, whether intended for self-sufficiency in protein foodstuffs or the generation of foreign exchange through exports, the plan must be related to the socio-economic development program of the target country or region. Our consulting services cover all areas relating to fisheries development. We initiate projects with a basic review and analysis of secondary data and the need for a fisheries development program in relation to the infrastructure, social system, and related projects in the target country or area. We then proceed to the design of educational, training, and research facilities, fish production facilities, aquaculture facilities, and related facilities for distribution and processing. We offer construction supervision, guidance in implementation, and market research on primary and processed products. PIC2

Educational, Training, and Research Facilities
PIC3 The development of human resources is indispensable to the success of any fishery development program. Comprehensive training and research facilities play a most important role in this area. They must be geared to the various stages in the development of human resources - ranging from the direct training of production personnel to the cultivation of supervisory and research staff. Our group has considerable background in evaluating, from both a quantitative and qualitative standpoint, the manpower requirements in the various branches of fishery operations-oceanic and inland water fisheries; aquaculture; production and processing. We plan and design the most appropriate types and sizes of facilities, incorporating the selection of research and training equipment, supervise construction, and offer managerial guidance.

Vessels
Among the various fish production facilities, building of fishing vessels requires particularly broad experience and the exercise of sound judgment with respect to the type of fishery involved, conditions in the fishing grounds, construction costs, maintenance costs, and operating techniques. While the use of powered vessels is an integral part of modern fishery development, we feel that it is important to design vessels on a standard and scale that are optimum for the development objectives. PIC4

Fishery Gear and Fishing Equipment
PIC5 A given kind of fishing gear may differ considerably in shape or size, depending on the intended application - for aquaculture in inland waters or fishing in offshore or deep-sea waters -,the specific resource to be developed, the type of fishing ground, and operating methods. Recent years have seen a rapid change in fishing .gear, based on the development of new materials as well as a technological revolution in fishing equipment. Our group seeks to establish, develop, and recommend the most economically productive gear within the parameters of a long-term strategy for conserving and managing marine resources.

Fishing Ports and Fish Markets
The port which is to serve as both the home and unloading port for the fishing fleet is the interface between production and distribution and so must be capable of performing both functions. Numerous variables must be considered in selecting the site for a fishing port-distance from fishing grounds and consuming areas and its f unction as a harborage. Careful consideration must also be given to oceanographic and meteorological conditions in the planned port area, catch volume, and .vessel power. Port facilities, including a fish market, must be designed on a comprehensive basis, embracing all phases from unloading through shipment to the consuming markets. These facilities thus have an important position among the various kinds of fish production facilities. Our group develops its plans based on the participation of technicians skilled in a wide range of disciplines - from civil engineering and construction to production and distribution. PIC6

Distribution and Processing
PIC7 The preparations of a distribution structure along with the development of a processing industry are essential components of fisheries development. Current fish processing technology results not only in various primary processed products, such as frozen, canned, dried, smoked, salt-dried, paste, and meal, but also in high-grade processed products of superior nutritional value geared to consumer tastes. The basic processing technology comprises freezing and preservation techniques for maintaining freshness s and a sound distribution mechanism. Our group has had diverse experience in the design of ice-making, refrigeration, and related facilities of all sizes as well as in the planning and preparation of distribution facilities, including the design of food processing plants.

Market Research
For new food products produced by fish processing facilities as well as industrial and pharmaceutical products, a demand forecast must be made prior to production and sale. Using basic data comparing the price and quality of the subject product with competitive items already on the market, demand trends must be measured to permit an approximation of the market size for the new product. We have a vast reservoir of experience in comprehensive market studies. This includes not only pricing studies but quality comparison studies based on estimates of production cost and chemical analyses. PIC8

Aquaculture
PIC9 In recent years, advances in aquaculture technology have contributed immeasurably to increasing fish production per unit of area and in improving the productive efficiency of intensive aquaculture. This has, in turn, sparked the growth of energy-efficient traditional aquaculture of complex and mixed species. Through the use of seed release methods and natural production capacity based on the development of artificial breeding and technology for improving the fishing ground environment, the techniques of aquaculture as a means of expanding marine resources are steadily taking root.

Fisheries Engineering Co., Ltd. is actively engaged in the preparation of comprehensive aquaculture programs involving site selection, facility design, and production planning. In addition, we conduct studies on improving the biological environment of the waters and achieving optimum methods of seed release from the standpoint of both the resource and ecology.