The marine biology and sustainable fisheries industries are booming in Japan, with the country becoming the second largest seafood exporter in the world in the past decade.
The number of marine biologists working in the industry is growing every year and is expected to increase by more than 40 percent by 2020, according to the Association of Marine and Aquatic Scientists (AMSA).
The industry has also been hit by a rise in demand for fish caught on artificial reefs.
The AMSA said it is estimating the sector’s annual growth will reach almost 40 percent this year.
The industry has a history of expanding rapidly, especially with a high degree of cooperation with fisheries industry, including through scientific research and conservation.
The country’s government has set up several marine research and development centers and set up a special government agency called the Fisheries Commission to manage fisheries management.
The government has also taken steps to improve fishery conditions.
In January, the Japanese Fisheries Agency and the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans launched a pilot program to improve the efficiency of fisheries management in coastal areas.
The agency is also planning to establish marine fisheries management programs at fishing grounds in the future.
The AMSA also expects to see the industry grow by more by 2020.
The marine science industry is also expected to contribute to the country’s economic growth by providing a significant share of the countrys seafood exports, the association said.