Development of the Satoumi Concept

  • Tetsuo Yanagi


The new concept of Satoumi, which means “Coastal sea with high biodiversity and productivity under human interaction,” has been widely accepted and is included in the Japanese national policy such as “Strategy for Establishment of Environmental Nation in 21st Century” (2007.6), “3rd National Strategy for Bio-diversity” (2007.11), “Basic Marine Plan” (2008.3), and “National Economic Growth Strategy” (2008.6). The Environmental Agency, Japan began to support the activities of the creation of Satoumi in 2008.


Chemical Oxygen Demand Coral Reef Tidal Flat Human Interaction Fishing Ground 
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  • Tetsuo Yanagi
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  1. 1.Research Institute for Applied MechanicsKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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