The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

Indigenous Use and Management of Marine Resources

Joint Research Coordinator KISHIGAMI Nobuhiro

Reserch Theme List


This research seeks to clarify how indigenous peoples in the circum-Pacific region (tropical, semi-tropical and frigid, semi-frigid zones) and the Arctic region utilize and manage marine resources which are coastal or migrate over wide areas. Our major goals are to comparatively research various contemporary problems related to the use of natural resources by indigenous peoples, in terms of living and commercial usage, rights of indigenous people and resource usage, legal confrontations based on laws of customary law, sustainable resource management and conservation, ethnic knowledge and environmental issues.