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Gakushi Ishimura
石村 学志

 Program Chair, Associate Professor  

 Fishery Systems Science Program, Faculty of Agriculture

  SANRIKU Fisheries Research Center, Iwate University 

 准教授 岩手大学農学部水産システム学研究室・三陸水産研究センター

 

最近(Recent works) 漁業

相談について

日本や世界の水産資源または水産業を軸に複合領域分野で学び、研究する大学院生募集中です。 文系や水産と関係のない理系分野のバックグランドでも歓迎します。また、遠方の社会人も歓迎します。

Currently, I am looking for new graduate students who are interested in bioeconomic analysis, fishery policy, and sustainability education. If you are interested in, send me an email by including a CV/Resume and possibly unofficial transcripts and summarize your research interests and academic background

岩手大学農学部水産システム学研究室(資源経済・政策、数理資源管理分野)




E mail gakugaku @ iwate-u.ac.jp

Gaku Ishimura
Education Job/Research experiences Teaching Other Professional Affiliations Awards
Funding Services Publications Books Presentation

Education

Ph.D in Resource Management and Enviromental Studies (2010)
School of Resource Management and Environmental Studies/Fisheries Center, The University of British Columbia 
ブリティッシュ・コロンビア大学大学院(カナダ) 博士号(資源管理及び環境)
Dissertation title:”Transboundary management of a fish stock under climate variability: the case of Pacific sardine in the California current ecosystem” (https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/23246)


  • Graduate study in Economics (2003)

Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen Norway
ノルウエー経済経営管理高等学院 客員大学院生(経済)


  • Master of Marine Affairs (Fisheries Economics and Management, June 2003)

School of Marine Affairs, the University of Washington, Seattle WA USA
ワシントン大学大学院(米国)修士号(海洋政策)
Mater thesis:” Bioeconomic Model Approach for A Fluctuating Fish Stock: Bioeconomic Assessment of Harvest Strategies for the Pacific Whiting Fishery” Awarded Donald L. Mackernan Award 2003 as the best thesis at the University of Washington
(http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st5/documents/Ishimura_Masters%20Thesis.pdf)


  • Graduate study in Mathematical Biology/Biostatistics (September 1999-August 2000)

School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, the University of Washington, Seattle WA USA
米国 ワシントン大学大学院 客員大学院生(数理科学)


  • Graduate study in Biological Oceanography (April 1997- March 1998)
    北海道大学大学院水産科学研究科(生物・化学海洋学)

Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Hakodate, Hokkaido Japan


  • Bachelor of Science in Fisheries Science /Chemistry (March 1997)
    北海道大学水産学部 学士(水産化学)

 

Job/Research experiences

Assistant Professor (October 2008 – May 2014)
Center for Sustainability Study, Hokkaido University, JAPAN

 

Honorary Research Associate(April 2013 -)

Fisheries Center, the University of British Columbia

     

    Expert Consultant for Higher Education (2011- 2013)

    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) 

     

    Expert Consultant for Resource Management (2011)
    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) 

     

    National Scientist/Economist at Scientific Committee of the Regional Fishery Management Organizations
    2008 - 2011 International Scientific Committee of tuna and tuna-like species in the North Pacific (scientific body for the northern committee of Western and Central Fishery Commission)

     

    Advisory Scientist for prefectural governments (as an economist and stock assessment scientist)
    2010 -  2011Niigata Prefecture New Fishery Resource Committee

     

    Consultant Resource Economist/Scientist (September 2007 – September 2008)
    U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Hawaii

     

    Visiting Researcher (January 2008 –September 2008)
    National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries, Shimizu JAPAN

     

    Research Assistant (January 2004- August 2007)
    Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Fisheries Center, University of British Columbia

    • Ecosystem-Economic Model of the California Current Ecosystem: Bioeconomic Model for Pacific Sardine fisheries; application of game theory under climate changes funded by Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA.
    • Critical Habitat Designations Estimating the Cost to Fisheries to Marine Protected Area (Supervisor: Dr. Matt Berman, Professor, Department of Economics, the University of Alaska) funded by North Pacific Fisheries Management Council of U.S.
    • Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) Project: Determination of optimal harvesting strategies for the hake trawl and longline fisheries in Namibia and South Africa funded by the United Nations Office of Operations.

     

    Teaching Assistant (February 2004- October 2005)
    Department of Asian Studies/Institute of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia

     

    Pre-doc Visiting Researcher (2003,2004)
    Funded by the Research Council of Norway (Norwegian government) 
    Supervisor: Dr.Rögnvaldur Hanneson
    Center for Fisheries Economics, Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration

     

    Research Assistant (June 2001-June 2003)                 
    Supervisor: Dr. Daniel D. Huppert 
    School of Marine Affairs, The University of Washington, Seattle, USA

    • Development of stochastic bioeconomic model for US groundfish fisheries funded by Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA

     

Teaching

Graduate Level / Hokkaido University
Practical Leadership Theory (1 credit, English: CENSUS) 2010-

Natural Resource Management and Policy (2 credit, English, Graduate School of Earth and Environmental Sciences) 2011-

Environmental Policy (2 credit, English: CENSUS) 2010-

Sustainability Science I and II (4 credits, English, Co-organizer) 2008-

Environmental Ethics (2 credits, English) 2013-

 

Undergraduate Level / Hokkaido University
Petroleum Resource Economics (“Oil and Society” Co-organizer, 1credit, Japanese) 2009-

Others

Green College Fellow (January 2004- December 2008)
  Green College, the University of British Columbia   (www.greencollege.ubc.ca)

Professional Affiliations

Institute of International Fisheries Economics and Trade
American Agricultural Economics Association, 
American Fisheries Society
The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan
The Japan Petroleum Institute

Awards

  • University of British Columbia International Partial Tuition Scholarship 2007-2008
  • University of British Columbia Graduate Research Fellowship 2004-2007
  • Pacific Fishery Biologist Scholarship 2007
  • Environmental Canada Climate Impact Research Competition Second Prize 2007
  • University of British Columbia Graduate Teaching Fellowship 2004-2006
  • University of British Columbia Doctorate Tuition Award 2004-2008
  • Norwegian government fellowship for post/pre doctorate researcher 2003-2004
  • Donald L. Mackernan Award 2003 (Awarded as the best thesis at the University of Washington )

 

Funding

  1. 2012~2015   Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, JSPS (PI)   Challenging Exploratory Research Program     $4,300,000 JPY
    科学研究費助成 挑戦的萌芽研究
  2. 2012~2013   Research Grant Society for Conservation of Fisheries Resources and Marine Environment (PI)    $2,000,000 JPY 一般社団法人水産資源・海域環境保全研究会 研究助成
  3. 2012~2015    CANON Foundation         $900,000 JPY 深海魚の網羅的開拓 ~ 市場開拓戦略
  4. 2011~2012     Nihonseimei  Foundation Individual Research Grant (PI)     $2,000,000 JPY 東北地方太平洋沖地震震災後の気仙沼地域再建に向けた延縄漁業の生物経済分析と地域復興プログラム開発 (日本生命財団個別)
  5. 2011~2012 Nihonseimei  Foundation Special Grant                    
    東日本大震災復興をめざした第一次産業再生による地域再生提言(日本生命財団特別)
  6. 2011~2012    Matsushita Kounosuke Memorial Foundation (Panasonic) $ 500,000 JPY (PI)
    震災後の気仙沼漁業再建のための多国間共有水産資源の漁業政策研究~メカジキとヨシキリ鮫資源を例として
  7. 2010     $ 1,500,000  JPY (PI) Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Research Agency of Fishery, Japan  Economic studies on North Pacific billfish
  8. 2010     $ 1,000,000  JPY (PI)   Nomura Fisheries Foudation
  9. 2010     $ 150,000  JPY    Japan Petroleum Insititute
  10. 2009     $  400,000  JPY (PI) Northtech Foundation Young Talent Research Budget
  11. 2009     $ 1,000,000  JPY (PI)   Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Research Agency of Fishery, Japan  Stock resource studies on North Pacific billfish
  12. 2008     $ 2500  CAD (PI)    La socio-économique pour les changements climatiques Département de sociologie et d’anthropologie de l’Université d’Ottawa

Services

Stakeholder Council Member, Marine Stewardship Council (http://www.msc.org/about-us/governance/structure/msc-stakeholder-council)
(september 2014 – Current)

Admission Committee, Green College, the University of British Columbia
(February – September 2007)

Publications

  1. Ishimura, G., S. Herrick, and U.R. Sumaila. 2014   “The Impacts of Waiting Cooperative Management of a Transboundary Fish Stock Vulnerable to Climate Variability: the case of Pacific Sardine“. Global Environmental Research (18) 207-216.
  2. Swartz, W., Ishimura, G. 2014 “Assessment of Total Fisheries-Related Biomass Removal from Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zones: 1950-2010“ Fisheries Science (79) 3
  3. Chittenden, AR.,  Ishimura, G. Tanaka S, Momota E, Fukushima Y, Tanaka N 2014 “The development of an International Education Alliance for global human resources in sustainability: the case of Sustainability Leader Program Alliance “ Journal of Higher Education and Lifelong Learning (21) 1-8.
  4. Ishimura, G., M., Bailey 2013 “The market value of freshness: Observations from the swordfish and blue shark longline fishery in Kesennuma, Japan“ Fisheries Science (79) 3 547-553
  5. Bailey, M., G. Ishimura, R. Paisley, U. R. Sumaila 2013 “Present and future allocation approaches for internationally shared fish stocks“ Marine Policy (40) 124-136
  6. Ishimura, G., S. Herrick, and U.R. Sumaila. 2013 “Stability of cooperative management of the Pacific sardine fishery under climate variability current“ Marine Policy (39) 333-34
  7. Ishimura, G., S. Herrick, and U.R. Sumaila. 2012 “Fishing games under climate variability: transboundary management of Pacific sardine in the California Current System.” Environment Economics and Policy Studies   Vol.15 (2)189-209
  8. Tsering, T. and Ishimura, G. 2012 "A Historical Overview of Education and Social Change in Spiti Valley, India." Ladakh Studies, 28: 4-16
  9. Bower, J. and Ishimura, G. 2012 “Four suggestions to improve fisheries educatio program in developing countries“ African Journal of Aquatic Scince (37) 2: 225-227
  10. Brodziak, J. and G. Ishimura.2011 “Development of Bayesian production models for assessing the North Pacific swordfish population.” Fisheries Science.10.1007/s12562-010-0300-0
  11. Ishimura, G. Abe, K, Brodziak, J and Kadota, M 2011 “Searching for optimal economic fishing effort for swordfish (Xiphias gladius) by Japanese distant longline fishing vessels” Working Paper of International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna like species in North Pacific /11/BILLWG-13/15.
  12. Ishimura, G. Abe, K, Brodziak, J and Kadota, M 2011“Preliminary development of Economic capacity and reference points for Western and Central swordfish fisheries (Xiphias gladius) in the North Pacific.” Working Paper of International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna like species in North Pacific /11/BILLWG-14/15.
  13. Ito, K.  G. Ishimura. K. Yokawa and K. Ishida 2011“Determining the ex-vessel price of landings                       in the Japanese off-shore longline fishery” Working Paper of International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna like species in North Pacific /11/BILLWG-12/15.
  14. Brodziak, J. and G. Ishimura.2010 “Production model analyses of maximum sustainable yield-based reference points for the North Pacific swordfish stocks” International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna like species in North Pacific (ISC)/10/BILLWG
  15. K. Ito, G. Ishimura, K. Yokawa and K. Ishida, 2010, “Updated the market value of freshness: Preliminary evidences from swordfish and blue shark market for a pelagic longline fishery,” International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna like species in North Pacific (ISC)/10/BILLWG-1/7.
  16. Brodziak, J. and G. Ishimura. 2010. “Stock assessment of North Pacific swordfish (Xiphius gladius) in 2009.” National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Islands Fishery Science Center Administration Report. http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov/do/peer_reviews/NorthPacificSwordfishStockAssessment.php
  17. Ishimura, G., K. Ito. and K. Yokawa. 2009 “Does extending days of searching fishing grounds and fishing operation add catch? : Preliminary observations from the operations of Japanese coastal longline fisheries” International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna like species in North Pacific (ISC)/09/BILLWG-SS/05
  18. Ishimura, G., and J. Brodziak, 2009 “Model-averaging to account for prior uncertainty in swordfish intrinsic growth rate and carrying capacity” International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna like species in North Pacific (ISC)/09/BILLWG-2/03
  19. J. Brodziak and G.Ishimura, 2009 “Development of Bayesian surplus production models for the assessing North Pacific swordfish population” International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna like species in North Pacific (ISC)/09/BILLWG-2/02
  20. Cisneros-Montemayor, G. Ishimura and G. Ponce, 2009 “Preliminary overview of the Recreational Billfish Fishery in the Eastern Coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico” International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna like species in North Pacific (ISC)/09/BILLWG-1/09.
  21. Ishimura, G., and K.Yokawa, 2009, “An Overview of Economics and Operations of the Longline Fisheires in Kessen-numa, Japan,” International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna like species in North Pacific (ISC)/09/BILLWG-1/11.
  22. K. Ito, G. Ishimura, K. Yokawa and K. Ishida, 2009, “The market value of freshness: Preliminary evidences from swordfish and blue shark market for a pelagic longline fishery,” International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna like species in North Pacific (ISC)/09/BILLWG-1/12.
  23. Ishimura, G., and Yokawa, K. 2008, “Preliminary economic overview of the swordfish longline fishery in Kesen-numa, Japan”, International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna like species in North Pacific (ISC) ISC/08/BILLWG-2/13.
  24. Ishimura, G., Yokawa, K. and Ichinokawa, M. 2008, “Update of the Catch per Unit Effort distribution of Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) by the Japanese offshore and distant-water longline fishery in the Pacific,” International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna like species in North Pacific (ISC) ISC/08/BILLWG-2/07.
  25. Ishimura, G., Yokawa, K. and Ichinokawa, M. 2008. “Archiving Blue marlin harvesting in Japanese coastal fishery,” International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna like species in North Pacific (ISC) ISC/08/BILLWG-1/05.
  26. Berman, M., E. Gregr, G.Ishimura, R. Coatta, R. Flinn, R. Sumaila, and A. Trites 2008 “Economic Valuation of Critical Habitat Closures,” Fisheries Center Research Report, Vol. 16(8) 102 pp
  27. Ishimura, G., Punt, A.E. and Huppert, D.D 2005.“ Management of Fluctuating Fish Stocks-The Case of Pacific whiting “ Fisheries Research Vol 73 1&2 . http://www.st.nmfs.gov/st5/abstracts/Management_of_Fluctuating_Fish_Stocks.htm
  28. Sumaila, U.R. J. Alder, G. Ishimura, W. W. L. Cheung, L. Dropkin, S. Hopkins, S. Sullivan and A. Kitchingman. 2005 “Values from marine ecosystems of the United States” Oceana Reports 51pp.
  29. Ishimura, G., Huppert, D.D. and Punt, A.E. 2004. “Can we stabilize fisheries’ benefits from a fluctuating stock? The bioeconomic assessment of the Pacific whiting fishery,”  Proceeding of Institute of International Fisheries Economics and Trade 2004

Books

  1. Ishimura, G., and M. Bailey.2011  “Defining sustainability of fishery resource,”  In  Sustainability Science, Vol 1., United Nations University Press, Tokyo, JAPAN.
  2. Sumaila, U.R.,  J. Alder, G. Ishimura, W. W. L. Cheung, L. Dropkin, S. Hopkins, S. Sullivan and A. Kitchingman  2010. In press. “U. S. Marine Ecosystem Habitat Values”. In Ommer, R., K. Cochrane, P Cury and I. Perry (eds.). World Fisheries: A Social-ecological analysis, Willey-Blackwell, Oxford, UK.
  3. Miyake, M. P., P. Guillotreau,CH. Sun and G. Ishimura. 2010. “Tuna stock status and changes in fisheries” FAO Technical Paper Series, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, NO. 543 Rome, Italy. 151p

 

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