The purpose of this paper is to explain the problem statement and backgrounds of the Symposium on Human Resource Development for Regional Fisheries. Along with the decline of fisheries industries, depopulation of fishing communities and aging of population, local leaders in fisheries are expected to have various roles. They flexibly adapt to changeable surroundings of society. Shown in successful programs of capacity building, leaders have acquired idea and knowledge of how to make networks among leaders at a wider level, beyond their narrow vicinity. Capacity building may target both internal and external supporters. Fishers, local governments, and stakeholders were invited to participate in the discussion of this symposium to share their experiences and opinions with scholars and experts.
The purpose of this study is to verify the validity or potential on after-school care club for children as actor and field of “study activities on foods and food life” or “Gyosyoku education”, in case of Komaruyama club in Nanao city.
Advantages on active condition of study lies in after-school care club for children. “Gyosyoku education” function as the growth of children’s various study ability. Support staffs and guardians also recognize children’s growth by study and have good evaluation on opportunity to study. But in this activity, there are some problems which must improve.
The objective of this research is to clarify specific current seafood consumption trends among the Japanese Millennial Generation (those currently between the ages of 18-30 years old at the time of surveying), and how the fisheries industry can tailor their products to create demand and promote sales based off the findings.
This survey collected data from 422 Japanese citizens nationwide which helped us distinguish general food and seafood preferences, typical eating habits, and factors that influence food purchase. Particular importance was placed on finding the influence of quantitative values such as freshness, price, brand, packaging, location (food origin), and eco-certification on seafood purchasing decisions.
After analyzing the results, it was concluded that the Millennials have a lower importance factor on every listed value, except for eco-certification. Both Millennials and older generations share the same classic value preferences in seafood, but Millennials will rate all of these lower than their counterparts because the majority has no current demand or preferences for seafood. By this it is meant regardless of taste.
We could find however that Millennials did strongly valued the eco-certification and that they were more than willing to pay more for this certification when compared to older generations. Because of this, for the Millennial Generation, it was suggested that consumption could be promoted by selling marine products that appealed to social factors, such as pursuing an environmental certification or marketing eco-friendly catches/farming.