Nishiura Station / Life Science

The aquaculture controls creature resources inhabiting the ocean by a human hand and is industry to increase it, and to use.

We understand physiology ecological characteristics of the target creature well to improve productivity of the aquaculture and cannot miss technology development to use efficiently.

In our section, I analyze an aquaculture creature from a bioscientific viewpoint and make full use of a bioscientific technique and aim at developing the innovative technique that productivity of the aquaculture improves drastically.

It is "the study about the new aquaculture class and aquaculture system" that go particularly positively in our section.

Recent student research themes


  • Efficient production of Satsuki trout seedlings and selection of excellent individuals
  • Behavioral analysis of harmful red tide plankton Cochlodinium polykrikoides in Misho Bay, Ainan-cho
  • Early detection method for red sea bream infectious diseases at aquaculture sites
  • To establish a gonad preservation protocol for suma


  •  Analysis of growth characteristics of thread-sail filefish in onshore tank and development of artificial insemination technology
  • Research on body temperature of small tuna suma
  • Identification of the breeding season of coral food snails Drupella fragum
  • Empirical study on the use of insect-derived functional polysaccharide “Silkrose®” in fish farming: effectiveness for parasitic diseases and meat quality improvement
  • Analysis of fish pathogen genes in fish culture



  • Development of artificial seminal plasma for establishment of artificial insemination technology for stephanolepis cirrhifer
  • Search for suitable water temperature for growth and maturation of bigfin reef squid
  • Development of new pest control technology for harmful red tides
  • Trial of integrated production of Satsuki trout (Oncorhynchus masou ishikawae) in Ainan-cho
  • Observation of physiological changes associated with nutritional status of Japanese anchovy

About accommodation

Nishiura Station has long and short stay rooms.Used by visitors, students and international students who come to SEFREC.

You do the cooking and washing yourself.

Kitchen, washing machine, shower room and toilet are all shared.


Please contact us regarding stay room.

Research on new cultivate kind and cultivate system

Suma - Iyo no himetakami
Suma - Iyo no himetakami
  • The aquaculture of suma and filefishs, and research on breeding of excellent suma.
  • Development of a stable supply method of anchovy as a bait of a bonito and research on aquaculture basis technology.

Research corresponding to needs in the future

  • Research on small live fish transportation such as a leatherfish, the red grouper.
  • Basic life, seed and seedling production of oval squids, research on aquaculture technique.
  • Development of selection breeding of cherry salmon corresponding to the regionality and the aquaculture system.
  • Research on new artificial insemination technology.
  • Research on fleshy substance improvement of suma.
Squid baby
Squid baby

Research of the base on reproduction, outbreak

Laboratory instrument
Laboratory instrument
  • Analyzed the molecular mechanism of becoming it sex determination, gonadal nature
  • Research on next-generation breeding system by the provisional belly
  • Research on molecular mechanism of the fertilization and the outbreak
  • Research on accumulation mechanism of the egg component
  • Base research on lipid metabolism of the aquacultured fish
  • Base research on exercise of sperm activity for seed and sapling production

 Funakoshi Sta.

1289-1, Funakoshi, Ainan-cho Minamiuwa-gun, Ehime, 798-4205, Japan

tel. +81-895-82-1022

fax. +81-895-82-1026  


 Nishiura Sta.

25-1, Uchidomari, Ainan-cho Minamiuwa-gun, Ehime, 798-4206, Japan

tel. +81-895-73-7112

fax. +81-895-73-7113  


 Matsuyama Sta.

3, Bunkyocho, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime, 790-0826, Japan

tel. +81-89-927-8145

fax. +81-89-927-8820