Press Release

April 13,2011

Incorporated Administrative Agency, Fisheries Research Agency

Establishment of headquarters for promoting survey, research and development for the restoration and reconstruction of fisheries on the Pacific coast of Tohoku Region

The Tohoku Earthquake damaged seriously fisheries industries on the Pacific coast of Tohoku Region. The Fisheries Research Agency established the headquarters and a local office for promoting research and development for restoration and reconstruction of fisheries.

The headquarters 1) gives technical advice on reconstruction plans by the Fisheries Agency, 2) makes research plans for the restoration and reconstruction, and 3) helps quake stricken prefectures to restore their research and development functions. The headquarters also provides liaison and coordination with outside organizations such as the Fisheries Agency. The local office supports various local activities and conducts researches for the restoration and reconstruction.