In order to sustainably produce seaweed, it is necessary to understand the reproductive strategies of seaweeds, and then to properly conserve and increase the number of seaweed beds. It is thought that seaweeds strictly control the transition
from growth to reproduction by sensing changes in the external environment, but these control mechanisms are still not clear. By understanding the reproductive strategies of seaweeds and their reproductive mechanisms, I hope to contribute to the SDGs
(2 ZERO HUNGER and 14 LIFE BELOW WATER).
The United Nations has designated the decade starting in 2021 as the "Decade of Ocean Science," with the aim of contributing to the SDGs. Ocean science, as defined by the UN, includes the field of fisheries.