Since the University of Hokkaido’s Hakodate Campus facility for the Faculty of Fisheries Science opened in 1958, the Fisheries Museums has made its collection of fisheries-related material widely available to the general public. On April 1 2007, the Hokkaido University Museum and the Faculty of Fisheries Science decided to make this exhibition facility an official branch of the museum.
(1) To gather materials related to fisheries, particularly actual objects, specimens, models, and texts linked to northern Japan.
(2) To organize, categorize, and store the documents and artifacts mentioned above.
(3) To publish catalogs and reference books for educational and research purposes.
(4) To provide relevant data to researchers both within and outside Japan, while educating the general public about fisheries.