Toshihiro Wada

Toshihiro Wada

Dr. Toshihiro Wada is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Environmental Radioactivity, Fukushima University, Japan. Dr. Wada earned his PhD in Agriculture from Kyoto University. His main research areas include flatfish ecology, ethology, physiology, and fisheries biology, with a focus on the stock enhancement and restocking programs of rare flatfish species. Dr. Wada’s recent research includes using biologging techniques (biotelemetry and data loggers) to refine release strategies and to develop resources management measures of flatfish species. After the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident occurred in March 2011, his focus shifted to evaluating Fukushima’s fisheries damaged by tsunami and radioactive contamination and the effects of drastically decreased fishing pressure on flatfish and other demersal fish populations has had on restoration efforts. As a member of the Fukushima’s local fisheries restoration council, Dr. Wada’s current goal is to contribute to rebuilding Fukushima’s fisheries through support of a newly developed management framework.

 

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