Dr. Toshio Kasuya graduated in 1961 from the Division of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tokyo, and obtained
his Doctorate in Agriculture from the University of Tokyo in 1972. Dr. Kasuya had a long career in many prestigious Japanese
institutions related to fisheries and marine mammals conservation and management. From April 1961 to March 1966, he was a
researcher at the Japanese Whales Research Institute. In April 1966 he joined the Ocean Research Institute at the University
of Tokyo, where he was a Research Associate until March 1983. In April 1983 he joined the Far Seas Fisheries Research Laboratory
of the Japanese Fisheries Agency where he exercised as Project Leader and later until March 1997 as Division Director. From
April 1997 to March 2001, Dr. Kasuya has been a Professor at the Faculty of Bioresources, Mie University, and from April
2001 to March 2006 a Professor at the Division of Animal Sciences, Teikyo University of Science and Technology.