Development of harmful algal bloom monitoring methods and forecast system for sustainable aquaculture and coastal fisheries in Chile (Monitoring of algae in Chile)
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2019.06.10
Visit to Dr. Shiraishi hatchery in Coyhaique

May 7th, 2019, Prof. Gonzalo Gajardo (Universidad de Los Lagos), Dr. Fumito Maruyama (Kyoto University) and Dr. So Fujiyoshi (Kyoto University) visited the Dr. Shiraishi Hatchery managed by Los Lagos University, located close to the city (10 min by car) of Coyhaique, Aysén Region, at the mouth of river Claro in Simpson River. Established in 1976 thanks to Japanese and Chilean technical cooperation, this center pioneered the adaptation of salmon from the Northern hemisphere to Chile (*1). The objective of this visit was to know one of the first salmon hatcheries in Chile that paved the way to the salmon aquaculture and to lean the role model for social implementation, […]

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2019.05.25
Visiting University of Antofagasta

On May 13, 2019, Dr. Nagai and Dr. Yarimizu visited Professor Carlos Riquelmé at the University of Antofagasta. University of Antofagasta is one of the four core institutes of SATREPS-MACH project and Professor Riquelmé is the Research Associate Director of the project. As a part of the special lecture of the Professor Riquelmé’s class, Dr. Nagai gave a lecture for the students. The lecture included the overview of SATREPS-MACH project, introduction of salmon culture in Japan, the history of salmon aquaculture business in Chile, and the situation of Harmful Algae Blooms in Chile. Dr. Nagai explained these topics connecting to our daily lives so that students would familiarize the lecture […]

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2019.05.25
SATREPS-MACH seminar held at IFOP-CREAN

On May 8, 2019, Dr. Maruyama, Dr. Nagai, and Dr. Fujiyoshi visited IFOP-CREAN to hold a SATREPS-MACH seminar for CREAN employees. The purpose of the seminar was to introduce the SATREPS-MACH project and networking between SATREPS-MACH members of Japan and the employees of CREAN. Many IFOP employees participated in this seminar. The lecture was organized in three parts: First, Professor Maruyama gave the overview of SATREPS-MACH project followed by IFOP’s lab assistant Jonathan Vilugrón for explaining the actual activities being carried out in Chile for the project, and finally Professor Nagai presented Dinophysis and its toxins associated with harmful algae blooms. The seminar was started with an award and recognition for […]

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2019.05.25
Workshop organized at city of Osorno

On May 3rd, 2019 Universidad de Los Lagos (ULAGOS) and our project MACH jointly organized “1st Workshop: Biotechnological Challenge and Improvements for Sustainable Aquaculture in The X Region”.   In the workshop attended by the Vice Dean of Research, Dr. Sandra Ríos, Dr. Fumito Maruyama (Kyoto University), Prof. Milko Jorquera (Universidad de La Frontera), Dr. Cristian Segura (INTEMIT) and Dr. Leonardo Guzmán (Instituto de Fomento Pesquero) from MACH Project had presentations (Project map). At the end of the workshop, a panel-discussion was performed by Prof. Gonzalo Gajardo (ULAGOS) who organized this workshop as well as all the presenters with exchanging opinions with the participants including academic staff from ULAGOS, undergraduate and […]

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2019.04.03
Field work was developed in the IFOP-CREAN facilities by MACH-SATREPS lab assistant Joaquin Rilling

On March 5th (Tuesday) 2019 field work was developed in the IFOP-CREAN facilities by MACH-SATREPS lab assistant Mr. Joaquin Rilling (assigned to assist Dr. So Fujiyoshi in UFRO). The field work developed consisted in the detection of Alexandrium catenella in water DNA samples collected from Los Lagos Region through Loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP). The methodology applied required Mr. Rilling to travel personally to Puerto Montt to bring both the suitcase lab where the equipment (Kaneka LAMP detector) its contained, and to use it due to his expertise. In this opportunity, the DNA samples were provided directly by Dr. Kyoko Yarimizu, who detected the presence of A. catenella microscopically before […]

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2019.03.15
Resident Representative of JICA Chile visited Instituto Tecnológico del Salmón (INTESAL), which is one of advisory members of MACH project

    On January 22nd, in 2019, Resident Representative of JICA Chile, Mr. Ryozo Hanya, visited Instituto Tecnológico del Salmón (INTESAL; Salmon Technology Institute). INTESAL is one of our collaborating members from private sectors along with Instituto Tecnológico de Mitilicultura (INTEMIT; Technological Institute of Mussel Farming) (Direct Collaborating Entity II (Private Sector); link). Dr. Kyoko Yarimizu (NRIFS, Japan, staying at IFOP), Dr. Mikihiko Kawai (Kyoto Univ., staying at UFRO) and Mr. Yuji Misu (MACH project coordinator) accompanied him.     From INTESAL, Dr. Paulina Artacho (Research and Development Management) and Dr. Daniel Jimenez (Health & Analysis Manager) attended the meeting and explained to us their activities including environmental and HAB […]

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2019.03.15
Resident Representative of JICA Chile visited University of Los Lagos (ULAGOS)

    On January 23rd, in 2019, Resident Representative of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Chile, Mr. Ryozo Hanya, visited University of Los Lagos (ULAGOS). ULAGOS is one of Core Project Members of SATREPS MACH project (link).     Mr. Hanya talked with Dr. Gonzalo Gajardo, professor of ULAGOS and Research Associate Director of our project, to hear about the progress of the project. Mr. Hanya also visited Bahía Mansa with Dr. Yohei Miyashita, Research Assistant Professor, and Ms. Karen Vergara, Research Assistant of our project. Bahía Mansa is one of our sampling points where we have started the weekly sampling and monitoring (link). We showed him how we are […]

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2019.03.15
Resident Representative of JICA Chile visited Instituto Fomento Pesquero (IFOP)

    On January 22nd, 2019, Ryozo Hanya, Resident Representative of JICA Chile, visited Instituto Fomento Pesquero (IFOP) which is one of the four core project management institutes in Chile for SATREPS MACH project (link). Mr. Hanya discussed the project overview and its strategies with Dr. Leonardo Guzmán (the Project Manager of MACH project), Dr. Oscar Espinoza (the head of Center for the Study of Harmful Algae (CREAN)), and Dr. Kyoko Yarimizu (a Japanese researcher from National Research Institute of Fisheries Science (NRIFS)). Dr. Guzmán and Dr. Espinoza gave Mr. Hanya a tour of CREAN facility which provided him depth knowledge of our project with respect to monitoring and analyses […]

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2019.03.15
Resident Representative of JICA Chile visited University of La Frontera (UFRO)

    On January 24th, in 2019, Resident Representative of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Chile, Mr. Ryozo Hanya, visited University of La Frontera (UFRO). UFRO is Project Director of SATREPS MACH project among the four Core Project Members in Chile (link) and has given us much cooperation from the rector down to the administrative offices.     Mr. Hanya talked with Dr. Milko Jorquera (full professor of UFRO and Project Director of MACH project), Dr. Jacquelinne Acuña (associate professor of BIOREN-UFRO and one of the MACH project researchers) and Mr. Ignacio Rilling (the project lab assistant). We explained to Mr. Hanya the commitment of UFRO to this project and […]

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2018.12.31
Exchange opinions with mussel farmers cooperative of Choros Maltones (Chilean large mussel)

    On December 4thTuesday, Distinguished Professor Takashi Gojobori of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Professor Emeritus Ichiro Imai of Hokkaido University and members of our project visited Nehuentue city.  Nehuentue is at the mouth of Imperial river, the lower reach of Temuco, and close to one of our sampling sites (link). We met with members of farmers cooperative of Chilean large mussel, Choros Maltones, and administration office of Carahue city to introduce our project and exchange opinions about sustainable fisheries of that region.    They explained the history of mussel farming of the region, how they farm mussels, and surrounding problems. They also explained Nehuentue cooperative has produced larger […]

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