Volume 80, Issue 2, March 2014

Fisheries provide food, feedstuff, and materials which are reliant on ecosystem services provided by marine and freshwater systems. Fish spawn and mature in aquatic systems, from which they are harvested by fishers, distributed and processed in households, restaurants, or processing plants, and either eaten by consumers, used in aquaculture, horticulture or agriculture, or used in manufacturing. The movement of fish from sea to plate follows distinct sequential stages. We call this the “fisheries system”. While each stage of the fisheries system has been the focus of specific research activities, these activities have generally proceeded from the perspective of individual disciplines, e.g., oceanography, chemistry, biology, ecology, resource dynamics, economics, business management, food science, processing, nutrition studies, etc. As a result, their objectives, data, models, discussions, etc., do not present an effectively integrated perspective of the fisheries system as a whole. This Special Feature brings together research from across disciplines to provide a broad perspective of the walleye pollock Theragra chalcogramma fisheries system. While this falls short of being a fully integrated model, it highlights key interfaces among disciplines and illustrates fundamental research questions for each stage. By highlighting these questions and interfaces, we hope to foster an intellectual environment that will lead to true “integrated research” that can best be pursued by multi-disciplinary teams rather than by individual scientists who limit their research activities to the narrow scope of their specific disciplines.

FOREWORD (Pages 103-107)
Introduction: from the birth to the table of walleye pollock Theragra chalcogramma
Mitsutaku Makino, Suam Kim, Anatoly Velikanov, Keith Criddle, Tetsuichiro Funamoto, Masahito Hirota, Yasunori Sakurai


REVIEW ARTICLE (Pages 109-116)
Walleye pollock: global overview
Oleg A. Bulatov


REVIEW ARTICLE (Pages 117-126)
Comparison of factors affecting recruitment variability of walleye pollock Theragra chalcogramma in the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan off northern Japan
Tetsuichiro Funamoto, Orio Yamamura, Osamu Shida, Kazuhiko Itaya, Ken Mori, Yoshiaki Hiyama, Yasunori Sakurai


ORIGINAL ARTICLE (Pages 127-138)
A preliminary study to understand the transport process for the eggs and larvae of Japanese Pacific walleye pollock Theragra chalcogramma using particle-tracking experiments based on a high-resolution ocean model
Hiroshi Kuroda, Daisuke Takahashi, Humio Mitsudera, Tomonori Azumaya…


SPECIAL FEATURE: ORIGINAL ARTICLE (Pages 139-149)
Effect of environmental factors and prey species on daytime and nighttime vertical distribution of juvenile walleye pollock in and around Funka Bay
Yohei Kawauchi, Masayuki Chimura, Takashi Mutoh, Masamichi Watanobe, Hokuto Shirakawa, Kazushi Miyashita


SPECIAL FEATURE: REVIEW ARTICLE (Pages 151-160)
Eastern Bering Sea pollock recruitment, abundance, distribution and approach to fishery management
Mikhail A. Stepanenko, Elena V. Gritsay


SPECIAL FEATURE: REVIEW ARTICLE (Pages 161-172)
Stock assessment and management for walleye pollock in Japan
Ken Mori, Yoshiaki Hiyama


SPECIAL FEATURE: REVIEW ARTICLE (Pages 173-179)
Interannual changes in the timing of walleye pollock spawning migration and their impacts on the gillnet fishery in the southwestern Pacific coast of Hokkaido, Donan area, Japan
Osamu Shida, Yukio Mihara, Takashi Mutoh, Kazushi Miyashita


REVIEW ARTICLE (Pages 181-191)
Changing usage and value in the Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) program
Alan C. Haynie


ORIGINAL ARTICLE (Pages 193-203)
Straddling the line: cooperative and non-cooperative strategies for management of Bering Sea pollock
Keith R. Criddle, James W. Strong


REVIEW ARTICLE (Pages 205-211)
Processing technology for walleye pollock: surimi innovation
Yutaka Fukuda


REVIEW ARTICLE (Pages 213-218)
Market and consumption of walleye pollock in Korea
Do-Hoon Kim, Sukyung Kang, Suam Kim


REVIEW ARTICLE (Pages 219-226)
Marketing and distribution of walleye pollock: past, current and future developments
Masahito Hirota, Masamichi Kawano, Mizue Haga


REVIEW ARTICLE (Pages 227-236)
Towards integrated research in fisheries science
Mitsutaku Makino, Yasunori Sakurai