Mengyao ZHU

Research Fellow
Ocean Policy Research Institute of The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
  • Ocean Vis
  • Ocean Policy

Mengyao Zhu is a research fellow of the Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI), Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) since 2020. She received Ph.D. in Aquatic Bioscience at The University of Tokyo. Her research field is marine management and policy, especially focuses on the fishery stock assessment by using models, such as the spatio-temporal models, marine ecosystem models, the recruitment forecasting models, et al. From 2017 to 2019, she successively served as a Project Researcher in the University of Tokyo to participate in the Coastal Ecosystem Complex Project supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, and an Assistant Professor in Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China). Recently, she is focused on the project of Ocean Digital Society and in charge of the visualization of microplastic and fishery resource around world.


Fishery Stock Assessment, Marine Management and Policy, Visualization of Ocean, Spatio-temporal Modeling, Recruitment Forecasting Modeling, Marine Ecosystem Models






Zhu, MY. (2021) Current Situation for Research into the Marine Issue of Microplastics, and Future Challenges. Reprinted in The Marine Engineers (in Japanese) (original article is published in "OPRI Perspectives", and translated in English).

Zhu, MY., T. Yamakawa, T. Sakai : Combined use of trawl fishery and research vessel survey data in a multivariate autoregressive state-space (MARSS) model to improve the accuracy of abundance index estimates. Fish. Sci. 2018;DOI: 10.1007/s12562-018-1190-9

Zhu, MY., Yamakawa, T., Yoda, M., Yasuda, T., Kurota, H., Ohshimo, S., Fukuwaka, M. Using a multivariate auto-regressive state-space (MARSS) model to evaluate fishery resources abundance in the East China Sea,based on spatial distributional information. Fish Sci. 2017; 83: 499-513

Zhu, MY., Sakuramoto, K., Suzuki, N. Recruitment forecasting model of the Japanese Pacific walleye pollock Theragra chalcogramma, incorporating the ocean environment factors. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic studies 2013;1(1):32-38







2020- : Affiliated to OPRI-SPF as a Research Fellow
2017-2019 : Successively served as a Project Researcher in the University of Tokyo and an Assistant Professor in Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)


2017: Ph.D. of Agriculture, Graduated from the Department of Aquatic Bioscience, Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Science, The University of Tokyo