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Date of birth: November 26, 1953
Nationality: Japanese
Address: Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University, Kagamiyama, Higashi Hiroshima, 739-8528, Japan
Phone: 81-82-424-7962. Fax: 81-82-423-5329

  • Academic Qualifications:

1977: Master Degree of Agriculture Science Economics, Graduate School, Division of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Japan.
1987: Doctor Degree of Agriculture Science Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Japan.

  • Fields of Specialization:

Fisheries Economics, Coastal Resource Management, Community Development, Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics.

  • Recent Research Topics:

Coastal Resource Management in Japan and Southeast Asia, Sustainable Community Development in Coastal Area, Seafood Trade and Fisheries.

Employement Records

  • Professor on Food production and resource economics: from 1998 to present:

As a professor on food production management, I work for the Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University. My duty is giving lectures on theories of agriculture and fisheries economics, frameworks of coastal resource management, and community development. My recent research focuses mainly on participatory and community-based approach to sustainable coastal resource management, development policy for coastal fisheries, and multi-functionality of fisheries and fishing communities.

  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA): from 2001-October 2002

Position: Expert on Fisheries Socio-economics
I was dispatched to Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) as JICA'son Fisheries Socio-economics. I was responsible for making a project plan of community-based coastal resource management project and implementing it together with the counterparts of the Department of Fisheries in Thailand. Lessons and technologies gained through the implementation of this collaborative project were transferred to other member countries of the ASEAN.

  • Kagoshima University: October1991-March 1998

Position: Associate Professor on Marine Social Science
As an associate professor on International Marine Social Science, I worked for the Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University (state university). I was responsible for giving lectures on theory of fisheries development, framework of fisheries management, international trade of fisheries products, and so on. I conducted researches on community-based approaches to coastal fisheries management, marketing system of fisheries products. The research activities were conducted both in Japan and Southeast Asia.

  • Hiroshima University: October1987-September 1991

Position: Instructor on Asian Political Economy
As a lecturer on Asian Political Economy, I belonged to the Department of Asian Studies, Hiroshima University (state university). I planed and organized the theoretical frameworks of development economy, agricultural economics, and socioeconomic changes in rural communities.

  • Japan International Cooperation Agency: January 1984- January 1987

Position: Expert on Fisheries Economics
Under the direction of JICA, I worked for the Trainning Department of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) as an expert of fisheries economics. I undertook the researching activities mainly in Thailand.

Major Publications

  • Yamao, M. Developing Social Capital to Replace Foregoing Donors: A Study on the changes in the structure and functioning of coastal communities of Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Indonesia in post-tsunami period. Toyota Foundation. 2011
  • D A M De Silva & M Yamao. Rice pinch to war thrown nation: an overview of the Rice supply chain of Sri Lanka and the consumer attitudes on government Rice risk management. The Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Volume 4. Number 2. May 2009. pp.77-96
  • Yamao, M. New movement of coastal resources management in Southeast Asia, focusing on CBRM and co-management The 7th International Symposium Proceedings. Key note lecture. 2008.
  • Yamao,M. Suanrathanachai,P. Chenkitkosol,W. Sakulseng,P. Present and Future of Tsunami-affected Coastal Community:Hou do people struggle fpr recpnery of livelihood and social capital? 5thWorld Fisheies Congress. TERRAPUB, 2008.
  • Yamao, M. Growth East Asian Consumer Market of Fisheries Products and Trade. In Perspective of Alternative Commodities Chain:Production,Trade and Consumption. Kasetsart University press, 2008. pp.95-111
  • Yamao, M. Fisheries-Based Industries in the Asia-Pacific Region:Toward the Conservation and Sustainnable Use of Marine Resources. In Mimura, Nobuo (Ed.). Asia-Pacific Coasts and Their Management. States of Environment. Springer, 2008. pp: 137-147.
  • Yamao, M. Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific Region. In Mimura, Nobuo (Ed.). Asia-Pacific Coasts and Their Management. States of Environment. Springer, 2008. pp: 193-199.
  • Yamao, M. Coastal Management Developing Countries: New Development in Coastal Management. In Mimura, Nobuo (Ed.). Asia-Pacific Coasts and Their Management. States of Environment. Springer, 2008. pp: 206-212.
  • Yamao, M. New Framework of Revitalizing Coastal Fishing Communities in Japan: Responsible Fisheries and Multifunctionality of Fishing Communities, Regional Fisheries Study, 44(2), 2004/02, pp.55-74.
  • Yamao,M and Kuga, M. The Social and Economic Situation of Small-scale Fisheries in Tambol Pakklong, Chumporn Province, Agricultural and Fisheries Economics of Hiroshima University, 12, 2004/03, pp.1-35.
  • Torii, T. and Yamao, MEffects and Problems of Works on Environmental Protection and Regional Promotion by a Local Organization, Agricultural and Fisheries Economics of Hiroshima University, 12, 2004/03, pp.36-41
  • Yamao, M. Greater People's Participation and the Increasing Role of Local Government in Coastal Fisheries Management: Toward Decentralization of Resource Management, SEAFDEC, 2003/09, pp.135-149
  • Yamao, M. Backgrounds and Planned Activities pf Locally Based Coastal Resource Management, Toward Further Development of Coastal Resource Management: Lessons Gained through Locally Based Coastal Resource Management in Pathew District, Chumporn Province, SEAFDEC, 2003/09, pp.63-72.
  • Yamao, M.and Sungkasem, P. Past, Present and Future of Project Activity of LBCRM-PD, Toward Further Development of Coastal Resource Management, SEAFDEC, 2003/09, pp.73-92
  • Yamao, M.Toward Further Development of Coastal Resource Management, Toward Further Development of Coastal Fisheries Management, SEAFDEC, 2003/09, pp.189-197.
  • Yamao, M. and Suanratthanachai, P. Background and Project Proposal of Locally Based Coastal Resources Management in Pathew District, Chumporn Province (LBCRM), SEAFDEC, 2002/07, p.50.
  • Wongsanga, P., Wickramanayake, B.W.W. and ,Yamao MThe Development of an Assessment Tool to Incorporate the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries into Coastal Fisheries Management Policy, Experiences in Thailand, Journal of Regional Fisheries, 2002, 42(2), pp.1-23
  • Yamao, M. and et alThai Coastal Fisheries and Management Issues: Through A Case of a Collaborative Pilot Project in Chumporn Province, SEAFDEC, The Training Department Today Gazette, 2002/12, 1(1), pp.16-22.
  • Yamao, M. Strategy and Challenges of SEAFDEC/TD-DOF Collaboration: Locally Based Coastal Resource Management, Pathew District, Chumporn Province (LBCRM-PD), Proceeding of the Conference on "Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Asia Pacific Region", 2002/10, pp.1-5.
  • Ruangsivakul, S. and Yamao, M.People's Groups and Community-Based Arrangements in Tambol Pakklong, Pathew District, Chumporn Province, SEAFDEC, 2002/09, p.43.
  • Ruangsivakul, S. and ,Yamao M. Klum Meebaan Kap Khuwam Samat Nai Kan Pleruup Satnam, SEAFDEC, (in Thai), 2002/09, p.38.
  • Lawapong, A. and , YamaoM.Kan Talat le Kan Chai Prayot Sinkha Satnam Nai Thongthin Tambol Pakklong, Amphur Pathew, Chumporn Province SEAFDEC (Bangkok), in Thai, 2002/08, p.65.
  • Lawapong, A. and ,yamao M.Marketing and Utilization of Fish Products in Tambol Pakklong Pathew District, Chumporn Province, SEAFDEC (Bangkok), 2002/08, p.41.
  • Yamao, M.Contribution toward the Development of Agriculture and Forestry: By Encouraging Sustainable Use of Resources and People's Self-help Activities, The Japan Society for International Development Alleviating Regional Disparity between the Bangkok Metropolitan Area and the Northeastern Region: A Case of the Kingdom of Thailand, JICA, 2001, pp.131-203.
  • Yamao, M. and Torii, T. Imports of Fisheries Product by Japan, Mikuni, H. ed. Problems of Changing Food Markets, Tsukuba, 2000, pp.225-247.
  • Torii, T. and ,Yamao M. A Study on Management Body of Coastal Resource Utilization, Journal of Fisheries Economics, 2000, pp. 27-50.
  • Yamao, M. Asian Economic Crisis and Its Impact to Fisheries Industries, FAO Fisheries Report No.624(FIT/R624), 2000, p.73-107.
  • Yamao, M. New Era of Challenge: Development of Rural-based Co-operative Movement, Reforming of Agricultural Co-operatives for Regional Development, 2000, pp.194-212.
  • Yamao, M. Fisheries Today in the Philippines, Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University, 1999, pp. 1-205.
  • Yamao, M. Community-Based Approach and Cooperatives, Journal of Co-operative Studies, 1998, 18(1), pp.27-40.
  • Yamao, M. Coastal Resource Management and Community Development in Southeast Asia, World Fisheries Vol.1, OECF, 1998, pp.175-188.
  • Yamao, M. Fishers' Organization for Development of Coastal Fisheries in Chile, World Fisheries Vol.1, OECF, 1998.,pp.463-484.
  • Yamao M. New Phase and Trends of Coastal Fisheries Management in Southeast Asia, Regional Fisheries Study, 1997, 37(3), pp.273-281.
  • Yamao, M. Changes in Japanese Imports of Fisheries Products and Their International Environments, Regional Fisheries Study, 1997, 38(1), pp.13-33.
  • Yamao, M. Perspective of Fishers Organizations Integrated to Coastal Fisheries: Through Experiences Gained in Thailand, Proceedings of The Regional Workshop on Coastal Fisheries Management Based on Southeast Asian Experiences, SEAFDEC, Bangkok, 1999, pp. 295-312.
  • Yamao, M. Encouraging Coastal Women Participation in Fisheries Management in Indonesia, Proceedings of The Regional Workshop on Coastal Fisheries Management Based on Southeast Asian Experiences, SEAFDEC, Bangkok, 1997, pp. 322-331.
  • Yamao, M. Aquaculture in Thailand, Standing on a Turning Point, Handbook of Aquaculture Management, 1997, pp. 154-158.
  • Sakatsume, H. and , Yamao, M Impacts of Increasing Imports of Food to Cooperatives' Business in Southern Part of Kyushu, Cooperative Studies Vol.23, 1997, pp. 277-293.
  • Yamao, M. Transitional Stage towards Structural Reform, South Pacific Study, 1996, 16(2), pp. 175-197.
  • Yamao, M. Shin Thi Kuam Phijyarana Nai Kom Kotang Chumnum Sahakon Pramong, Hean Pratheet Thai (in Thai), Cooperative Promotion Department in Thailand, 1996, pp. 1-12.
  • Yamao, M. Movement of Fisheries Cooperative towards New Development, Fisheries Cooperative Management, 1996, pp. 34-37.
  • Yamao, M. Perspectives of Co-operative Marketing for Rice in Thailand: Development and Decline under Structure Changes of Rice Business, 1996, Journal of Co-operative Studies, 15(3), pp. 16-28.
  • Yamao, M. Problems and Perspectives of Abalone Resources Management, Some Successful Case Studies onFisheries Management, Zengyoren, 1996, pp.122-136., E. and , Yamao M. Fish Marketing Systems in North Sulaweisi : The Development of Commercial Fisheries and Its Impact to Distribution of Fisheries Produce, Bulletin of Fisheries Economy, Japan, 1995, 36(1), pp. 101-117.
  • Yamao M. Promotion Policy for Coastal Fisheries and Development of Fishermen's Organization in Thailand, Bulletin of Fisheries Economy, 36(2), 1995, pp. 207-221.
  • Yamao, M. Perspectives of Cooperative Movement in Developing Countries: New Directions of Cooperative Movements, 1995, p.101-128.
  • Yamao, M. Rice Mill Factories and Their Function in Rice Marketing System, Comparative Study on Rice Distribution and its Control System, Hokkaido University Press, 1994, pp.163-188.
  • Yamao, M. Development of Rice Milling Industry in Korea, A Study on Rice Distribution and Its Control System in Korea, Hokkaido University, 1994, pp.7-15.
  • Yamao, M. Political Economy of Agricultural Cooperatives in Southeast Asia, South Pacific Study, 14(1), Kagoshima University, 1993, p.119-136.
  • Yamao, M. Recent Development of Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives in Thailand, Comparative Study on Rice Distribution and Its Control System in Thailand and Korea, Hokkaido University, 1993, pp. 62-89.
  • Yamao, M. Cooperative Movement in Thailand: Towards the Establishment of Cooperatives Society Act in 1968, South Pacific Study, Kagoshima University, 1993, 14(2), pp.183-210.
  • Yamao, M. Political Economy of Agricultural Cooperatives in Southeast Asiaof Co-operative Study, 1993, 12(2), p. 72-83.
  • Yamao, M. An Analysis on the Recent Changes of Rice Policy in Thailand, Agricultural and Fisheries Economics of Hiroshima University, No.5, 1993, pp.8-17.
  • Yamao, M. Direct Transactions of Consumers' Co-operatives by Passing through Wholesale Markets, Agriculture and Agricultural Study 1992, No.11, pp. 1-11.
  • Yamao, M. Development of Promotion Policy for Fisheries Cooperatives in Thailand, Agricultural and Fisheries Economics of Hiroshima University, No.4, 1991, pp57-74.
  • Yamao, M. Development Process of Thai Fishing Industry in the 1960's (II), Area Studies No.16, 1990, pp.31-65.
  • Yamao, M. Development Process of Thai Fishing Industry in the 1960's(I), Area Studies No.15, 1989, pp.27-90.
  • Yamao, M. Cooperative Movement towards Fisheries Development in Southeast Asia, Journal of Co-operative Study, 9(1), 1989, pp.75-80.
  • Yamao, M. The Thai Fish Agent and Marketing System, SEAFDEC, 1987, p.59.
  • Yamao, M. Development Process of the Fishermen's Groups in Thailand, SEAFDEC, 1987, p.119.
  • Yamao, M. Fisheries Economics, SEAFDEC, 1987, p.59.

Symposium and Special Presentation

  • Organizing the International Symposium on Food and Environmental Economics, held in Hiroshima University, 9th of December, 2011.
  • Organizing symposium on New Resume of Fisheries Management, The Japan Regional Fisheries Society, November 2004, Nagasaki, Japan.
  • Organizing symposium on New Movements of Japan-Korea Economic Relationship in Fisheries Sector, The Japan Fisheries Society, September 2004, Tsushima, Japan.
  • Guest speech on Area Study for Fisheries Development, Future of Area Study held by Science Council of Japan, September 2004, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Organizing special session on Community-based Fisheries Management (CBFM) and the Role of Fisheries Co-operative, 2004


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