Fishery stock management

  When fishery stocks are caught without management and beyond their ability to reproduce, stocks are overfished and decrease dramatically. Of course decreased stock can be recovered using various mitigation measures, but it is more important to act before such overexploitation occurs. JANUS supports sustainable use of fishery stocks with management based on scientific evaluation.
  Aquatic products produced in a sustainable manner can also be introduced to consumers by the marine eco-label system. JANUS engages in encouraging all concerned, from producers to consumers, to use fishery stocks in a sustainable manner.

Fishery stock management

   For the sustainable use of fishery stocks, science based stock management is vital. At JANUS, we collect valuable information from fishermen, fisheries cooperatives, and research institutes, in order to deal with the Regional Fisheries Management Organization (RFMO). In particular, in order to collect precise catch information required by the RFMO and conduct resource evaluations based on such information, we support the capacity building of scientific observers, develop mitigation measures preventing by-catch that can be effectively introduced to fishing operation, and collect information on the current trend of argument in international conferences.

Marine eco label certification support

 MEL認証マーク The Marine Eco-Label Japan (MELJ) system was launched in December 2007 to support fishing operations that are considerate of fisheries stocks and the ocean. This MELJ system certifies fisheries that make positive efforts to conserve resources and the ecosystem by attaching an eco-label to their products.
   JANUS supports fisheries applying for certification by helping them with their applications.