Title：Antarctic krill – Biology, Ecology and Management
Speaker：Dr. So Kawaguchi
Date：March 26, 2015 - Thursday
Venue：College of Marine Science A323
So Kawaguchi：Principal Research Scientist, Australian Antarctic Division, Research field: Krill Biology Ecology & Fisheries
So is a Senior Research Scientist at the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), and manages the AAD Krill Research Program. His current research interest is biology and ecology of Antarctic krill, as well as application of commercial krill fishery information to krill management.
So attended Hokkaido University, majoring Fisheries Science (1982-85) and studied zooplankton distribution in the North Pacific. Then he spent 5 years for a PhD course (1986-90) in Graduate School of Fisheries Science, Hokkaido University and gained PhD in Fisheries Science through “Studies on Characteristics of Substances Related to Cadmium Tolerance in Marine Diatoms”. Then he joined the Central Research Laboratory of Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd., (the Japanese largest krill fishing company) where he started his career as a krill scientist and experienced commercial krill fishing (1990-1994). From April 1994 until December 2002, he worked for the National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries of the Japanese Fishing Agency. During this period, he developed his skills in krill fishery information analysis. He regularly attended CCAMLR WG-EMM, Scientific Committee, and the Commission meeting, as a member of Japanese delegation. He served as a Vice-Chair of the CCAMLR Scientific Committee in 2002. At the same time he was involved in live krill experiments in collaboration with Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium where, for the first time, succeeded to breed krill in captivity. He convened an International Workshop on Understanding Living Krill for Improved Management and Stock Assessment in 2002. Since December 2002, he joined Australian Antarctic Division, and is now responsible for managing the Krill Biology Ecology & Acoustic Group. So continues his involvement in the work of CCAMLR, particularly in relation to development of management procedures for the krill fishery. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers.