News & Topics


International Cooperative Human Resource Development Program for Realizing Sustainable Asian Fisheries and Marine Environment / AFIMA Leaders Program Student Achievement Presentation 2023


In the summer of 2023, five students from Nagasaki University studied abroad in the AFIMA Leaders Program for a short period of time.

The students presented the results of their studies at Universiti Malaysia Trengganu and Pukyong National University.

Here are the contents of each presentation.



Ryo Okamoto

Faculty of Environmental Science, 4th year
Studied at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu for about 2.5 months



Through a variety of fieldwork
Experiencing the local natural environment

At Universiti Malaysia Trengganu, I attended lectures on fish microbiology, economics, and fish specimens. During the fieldwork conducted in Kelantan, specimens were made from fish obtained at fishing ports and fish markets, and an illustrated book was produced. The snorkeling and bottom trawling we experienced on Bidong Island were also impressive. There, I spent precious time with lizards, squirrels, and small fish and coral reefs that I could not see in Nagasaki. I was anxious during my study abroad period, but the local teachers and students were kind and helped me in any way they could, so I was able to get through it. I hope to apply these experiences to the rest of my life.


Specimen preparation.


Beautiful Bidong Island visited by the class.





Shunya Kiyabu

Faculty of Fisheries, 4th year
Studied at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu for about 2.5 months



Influenced by the Malaysian national character
I have become more proactive myself.

I originally studied zooplankton. I decided to study abroad this time because I wanted to further develop his previous research. At Terengganu University, I had some trouble with classes in non-specialized fields and many opportunities to use the Malay language, but I was supported by the kindness of the people around me. I was happy to see certain results in a study that examined changes in the population of fish fed feather meal (a feed made from the feathers of parent chickens) and yeast. I was also greatly influenced by the diplomatic nature of the Malaysian people and their positive attitude toward learning. It has certainly helped me grow.


Research projects examining changes in fish populations.


Malaysia is full of friendly and cheerful people.





Kento Nakase

Faculty of Fisheries, 2th year
Studied at Pukyong National University for about 4 months



With people from other cultures
I realized the necessity and difficulty of communicating thoughts and feelings

I studied at Pukyong National University to gain an international perspective on fisheries resource management, improve my language skills, and experience Korean culture. In the Global Fisheries Economics lecture, I proposed a marketing plan for sustainable marine resource products and felt the difficulty of communicating my opinion correctly. There is also a boarding exercise to Cheju Island to observe the fishing and aquaculture farms. I also had the opportunity to eat island food, which was a good experience from a cultural aspect. I had many opportunities to use English there, and I realized again that speaking English broadens your worldview.


We also did an internship at M S C.


Boarding practice.





Mine Sugito

Faculty of Fisheries, 1th year
Studied at Pukyong National University for about 4 months



Learning about fisheries from a different angle
Changed my way of thinking

I studied Fisheries Management and Economics at Pukyong University. Some lectures required two or three presentations, so active participation in class was necessary. The library was well stocked and easy to spend time in, so when a report assignment of more than 4,500 words was assigned, I stayed there and prepared it. I believe that my English skills have improved, not only because of the reports, but also because about 70% of the local language used was English. This year’s study focused on approaching fisheries from an economic perspective, such as the situation of fisheries in Korea and how to sell processed marine products. I originally majored in biology, but it was a great experience for me to see fisheries from a completely different angle.


Jagalchi Market, Korea’s largest market specializing in fish.


Sailboat party prepared by the teacher as an opportunity for socializing.





Yuri Yamamoto

Graduate School of Fisheries Science and Environmental Studies, Master’s Program, 1st Year
Studied at Pukyong National University for about 4 months



Facing global fisheries science
Improved research attitude and motivation

In the lecture on global fisheries studies, I was able to deepen my learning by listening to the opinions of students from diverse countries. Extracurricular activities include participation in BISFE 2023, an international exhibition focused on seafood and fisheries. Experiencing the actual international trade site of marine products in Busan has inspired my motivation for the global fishery industry in the future. When I presented my research at a conference, I had a valuable opportunity to receive questions and suggestions from foreign professors, and it was also a good chance to review my own research.


Various companies from aquaculture to seafood processing equipment manufacturers participate in BISFE2023.


Conference Presentations.