Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Why Study Biology by the Sea?$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Karl S. Matlin, Jane Maienschein, and Rachel A. Ankeny

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780226672762

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226673097.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 26 June 2022

The Misaki Marine Biological Station’s Dual Roles for Zoology and Fisheries, 1880s–1930s

The Misaki Marine Biological Station’s Dual Roles for Zoology and Fisheries, 1880s–1930s

(p.87) Four The Misaki Marine Biological Station’s Dual Roles for Zoology and Fisheries, 1880s–1930s
Why Study Biology by the Sea?

Kjell David Ericson

University of Chicago Press

Marine biological stations have not existed solely inside the academic disciplines of zoology or biology. This chapter takes the case of Japan’s Misaki Marine Biological Station in order to argue that marine biological work was also part and parcel of fisheries work. It traces the convergence and divergence of zoological and fisheries work during Misaki Marine Biological Station’s first half-century, a period spanning from the 1880s to the 1930s. The first section introduces founder Mitsukuri Kakichi’s efforts to institutionalize zoology as a state-supported scientific discipline connected to “applied” fisheries concerns. The second section follows several of Mitsukuri’s zoology protégés who became involved in the formulation of fisheries science as a new discipline. The third section considers how Misaki changed when the discipline of fisheries science joined the zoology program from the early 1910s onward. The fourth section retells the 1920s and ’30s rise of an indoor, physiologically-focused “experimental zoology” at Tokyo Imperial University and its consequences for both zoology and fisheries science. The chapter highlights Misaki’s deep connections to fisheries problems as a constituent part of “applied” zoology and to the multi-stranded field of fisheries science itself.

Keywords:   Zoology, Fisheries, Japan, Misaki

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.