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Fisheries Sciences

Nurturing the future in our oceans, for a world of oceanography that coexists with life

At the opening ceremony of Sapporo Agricultural College, the founding vice-president, Dr. William Smith Clark, showed us that we must be resolute in exploring new paths based on his “Lofty Ambition” speech. At the Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences at Hokkaido University, we take up the challenge of implementing fisheries sciences to achieve a sustainable fisheries industry while being mindful of Dr. Clark’s words.

The educational philosophy of the Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences is to learn about the sustainable and efficient use of biological resources in our oceans and waters, and how to protect marine ecosystems. This is in response to international, regional, and industrial demands concerning the global environment, resources, and food problems, and we aim to develop creative and motivated personnel. Therefore, we have created a curriculum that features the development of personnel with advanced specialized knowledge, a broad perspective, and high ethical standards to achieve this goal.


Division Laboratory
Marine Bioresource and Environmental Science Marine Biology and Biodiversity, Marine Bioresource Science,  Marine Environmental Science, Marine Environment and Resource Sensing, Fisheries Engineering, Humans and the Ocean
Marine Life Science Aquaculture Biology, Aquaculture Genetics and Genomics,  Marine Biotechnology and Microbiology, Marine Bioresources Chemistry,  Marine Food Science and Technology, Marine Chemical Resource Development


Marine Bioresource and Environmental Science, Marine Life Science  
Master's degree (Fisheries Sciences), Doctorate degree (Fisheries Sciences)


Academic fees

Fees for the 2024 academic year

Examination fee

Enrollment fee

Tuition fee

30,000 yen

282,000 yen

535,800 yen (annual)

Admission/Faculty members

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