SAWADA Yoshifumi

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SAWADA Yoshifumi
Kindai University
Fisheries Laboratory
Job title
Associate Professor
Doctor(Agriculture)(Kyoto University), Master(Agriculture)(Kyoto University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Professor, Aquaculture Research Institute, Kindai University
Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kindai University

Committee Memberships

Japanese Society of Fisheries Science  Kinki branch financial secretary

Awards & Honors

Oct 2010
Distinguished achievements in the area of marine science Completion of whole life cycle of the Pacific bluefin tuna and mass juvenile production, Award for the meriter of the marine nation, Prime Minister of Japan
Winner: Aquaculture Research Institute, Kindai University
Oct 2004
Full cycle aquaculture of the Pacific bluefin tuna and industrialization of its technology, Award for the meriter of research and technological development in the area of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Winner: Aqauculture Research Institute, Kindai University

Published Papers

Changes in RNA, DNA, and protein contents in laboratory-reared yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares
Aquaculture Scinece   67 33-40   May 2019   [Refereed]
Blood chemistry of Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) juveniles showing abnormal swimming behavior
Tomoki Honryo, Tokihiko Okada, Michio Kurata, Yasunori Ishibashi, Yasuo Agawa, Yoshifumi Sawada
Aquaculture   506 355-358   May 2019   [Refereed]
Teratogenic effects of isolated and combined short-term hypercapnia and hypoxia on red sea bream (Pagrus major) embryos.
SAWADA Yoshifumi
Aquaculture Research   49    2018
Optimal period for the effective promotion of initial swimbladder inflation in yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares(Temminck and Schlegel), larvae
Tomoki Honryo, Michio Kurata, Ángel Guillén, Yoshiki tamura, Amado Cano, Maria Stein, Daniel Margulies, Vernon Scholey, Yoshifumi Sawada
   2017   [Refereed]
Michio Kurata, Yoshiki Tamura, Tomoki Honryo, Yasunori Ishibashi,Yoshifumi Sawada
48 4486-4502   2017   [Refereed]
Yasuo Agawa, Toshio Kaga, Shigekazu Katayama, Yoshifumi Sawada
Aquaculture Research   48 3320-3328   2016   [Refereed]
Early growth and development of the Pacific bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis
European Aquaculture Society Special Publication   2005(36) 464-465   2005
Early growth and development of the Pacific bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis.
Abstracts of Special Lectures in the 4th International Symposium “Reproductive, Genetic and Disease   2005(8-11) 15-17   2005
Effect of fasting on physical / chemical properties of the ordinary muscles of the full-cycle cultured Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) during chilled storage.
Fisheries Science   72 1079-1085   2006
Neutral Lipid Deposition in Larval and Juvenile Pacific Bluefin Tuna,Thunnus orientalis,under Different Rearing Temperatures
Aquaculture Sci   2008(56(1)) 19-30   2008
Problems in the seedling production of northern bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis (Temminck & Shlegel)
European Aquaculture Society Special Publication   2002(32) 464-465   2002
Fish physiology and biochemistry   37(3) 693-700   Jul 2011


Effects of the Temperature and Salinity Gradient on the Verfical Distribution of Copepod Oithona davisae - Laboratory Experiment-
Bulletin of Plankton Society of Japan   39 87-96   1993
Effect of the Temperature Gradient on the Vertical Distribution of Intel Copepod Oithona davisae -Laboratory Experiment-
2 41-45   1993
Yoshifumi Sawada, Tateki Fujiwara, Wataru Sakamoto
Umi no Kenkyu   3(3) 169-180   1994
Masahiko Furusawa, Youichi Miyanohana, Minoru Ariji, Yoshifumi Sawada
Fisheries Science   60(3) 261-265   1994
Water Exchange Time and Flow Characteristics of the Upper Water in the Eastern Osaka Bay -Anticyclonic Circulation in the Head of the Estuary-
Bulletin on Coastal Oceanography   31(2) 227-238   1994

Books etc

Full-life cycled aquaculture of the Pacific bluefin tuna
SAWADA Yoshifumi (Part:Contributor, Biotechnology)
Agriculture and forestry statistics publishing inc.   Mar 2012   
Food Habits of Marine Fish Larvae
Early Development in Fishes   1991   
Bluefin tuna Advances in marine finfish aquaculture
Soubunsha   2000   
Present status of marine finfish aquaculture Advances in marine finfish aquaculture
Soubunsha   2000   
Kelp grouper Advances in marine finfish aquaculture
Soubunsha   2000   
Pacific bluefin tuna
KouseishaKouseikaku   2005   
Organic degradation process in different microenvironments (seawater, sinking particles and bottom sediments) in aquaculture areas. In “Chemical Pollution and Environmental Changes (Eds., S. Tanabe, H. Takeoka, T. Isobe and Y. Nishibe)”
Universal Academy Press, Tokyo   2007   
Advances in tuna aquaculture
SAWADA Yoshifumi (Part:Contributor, Chapter 13 Genetics in tuna aquaculture)
Elesevier Publishing   Mar 2016   

Conference Activities & Talks

Centrum defects in cultured red bream,Pagrus major
Sep 2004   
Advances in the production technology of the pacitic Bluefin tuna Thunnus orentalis in Japan
May 2005   
Annottions and expression profiles of 9,408 clones from embryonic cDNA libraries of red sea bream,Pagrus major
Jun 2005   
Visual sensitivity in juvenile Pacific bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis
Canadian Conference for Fisheries research, meeting, Halifax   Jan 2008   Canadian Conference for Fisheries research, meeting, Halifax
Visual sensitivity in juvenile Pacific bluefin tuna, chub mackerel, and striped jack
Seminor on new directions in marine science and aquaculture   Mar 2008   Seminor on new directions in marine science and aquaculture


Research on Seedling Production of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna
1995 - 1997
Early development of immune system in Thunnus orientalis
Development of abalone aquaculture technology using deep sea water
Development of fish larval feed
Development of red sea bream juvenile feed

Research Grants & Projects

Comparative studies of the reproductive biology and early life history of two tuna species for the sustainable use of these resources
Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan International Cooperation Agency: Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development
Project Year: Oct 2010 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): SAWADA Yoshifumi
International education and research center for aquaculture science of blueifn tuna and other species
Japan Society for the promotion of science: Global COE Program
Project Year: Apr 2008 - Mar 2013    Investigator(s): KUMAI Hidemi
Development and application of masculinization technology of tiger puffer
Japan Science and Technology Agency: 
Project Year: Oct 2009 - Mar 2010    Investigator(s): SAWADA Yoshifumi
Promary study of immune system for the basis of bluefin tuna aquaculture technological development
Japan Society for the promotion of science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2006 - Mar 2008    Investigator(s): INAGAWA Hiroyuki
Center for supporting finfish aquaculture industry of bluefin tuna and other species
Japan Society for the promotion of science: 21st Century COE Program
Project Year: Apr 2003 - Mar 2008    Investigator(s): KUMAI Hidemi