Full member Individuals with academic knowledge of fisheries science or related to the academy
Organization members Public or government organizations, institutions, or universities
Sustaining members Sponsoring organizations or institutions
Foreign members Individuals with academic knowledge of fisheries science or other relations to the academy from outside Japan
Honorary members Individuals recognized for their outstanding contributions
Student members Students from universities, junior and senior colleges, and comparable schools

Full and student members will automatically be enrolled in a particular local branch of the society.

Annual membership fee

No entry fee is charged upon being accepted as a member, the annual membership fees indicated below are to be paid by the end of February each year.

It is decided in our company contract that no refund of the membership is made for any reasons.

Full members: 10,000 yen
Organization members: 30,000 yen
Sustaining members: 50,000 yen
Foreign members: 10,000 yen
Student members: 5,000 yen

Membership benefits

Members can receive full-access rights for on-line publication of both Fisheries Science (English) and Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi (Japanese) published six times per year respectively. Full, Sustaining, Foreign and Student members have the opportunity to contribute to the Societyユs annual meetings by presenting their research work.

Application for membership

Application form (PDF) / (Word)

Those who intend to become either full, foreign or student members are required to submit an application form.

When admitted with the approval of the Board of Directors, members will receive all the aforementioned benefits. At the time of application the appropriate membership fees for the year concerned must be paid in advance.

The members are directed to use their membership numbers in all correspondences with the numbers must be notified as soon as possible.


Full or Student members

Please remit the membership fees to the account (Postal transfer account number: 00100-1-59529, Account owner’s name: Nippon Suisan Gakkai (日本水産学会)). Be sure to write down your contact information (name, phone and e-mail address) in the space for correspondence.

If student members wish to continue the membership, the fees for the following year must be paid in advance until the end of December.

Foreign members

Please pay the membership fees in one of the following ways.

(1)By international postal money order

  • Place of payment: Tokyo; payable in Japanese Yen
    Pay to the order of: ” the Japanese Society of Fisheries Science ”
    Please send the order to:
    Address: 4-5-7, Konan, Minato, Tokyo 108-8477, JAPAN
    Tel: +81-3-3471-2165
  • International postal money orders are available at post offices in almost all countries. Some small post offices may not have the money orders.
  • Applicants may send an international postal money order by themselves in the U.S. In other countries, however, the international postal money order is sent to our office directly by the post offices. In this case, please send the receipt along with the other application materials.
  • If you cannot purchase in Japanese Yen, please purchase one in another currency such as US dollars at the day’s rate.

(2)By PayPal

  • Payable in Japanese Yen
  • You need a PayPal account to pay by PayPal.
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(3)By credit card (MasterCard or VISA) 

  • Payable in Japanese Yen
  • If you cannot purchase an international postal money order in Japanese Yen, please send CREDIT CARD PAYMENT FORM. Discover, MasterCard and VISA cards are accepted

Procedures for withdrawal/changes

Notice of changes

Please notify promptly the Secretariat of the Society of any change in the information which is registered with this Society including journal mailing address and place of work after admission to the Society.

Withdrawal from membership

If you wish to cancel your membership, please notify promptly the Secretariat of the Society to that effect. Except for student members, membership continues to be effective unless your intent to withdraw is conveyed to the Secretariat of the Society. Withdrawal is not allowed within the annual period. Intent to withdraw should be conveyed until not later than December of the year in which you wish to cancel your membership. Please note that a withdrawal notification made on or after January will result in withdrawal from membership only by the end of that year.

The membership application form and other details may be obtained from:

The Office of the Japanese Society of Fisheries Science
4-5-7 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8477, Japan
Tel +81-3-3471-2165 Fax +81-3471-2054