1 : Elucidation of the ecological characteristics and stock assessment of the pelagic fishes such as sardine and mackerel, and evaluation and establishment of the fisheries management systems.
2 : Elucidation of biological function of marine organisms using biochemical techniques.
3 : Elucidation of the oceanographic structure and the mechanism of ecosystems of the fishing ground in the central region off the Pacific coast and its adjacent waters.
4 : Development of the technology for processing, preservation and quality and safety control of marine products.
5 : Socioeconomic study on the relationship between demand and supply, on marketing of marine products and on fisheries business.