The editors are indebted to Drs Paul Winters and Sumiter Broca for their discussion and inspiration. They also acknowledge Dr Kostas Stamoulis for his warm understanding in pursuing this research further.
The editors would like to extend their appreciation to officers of the Government of Japans Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for inspiration to conduct this research. They are particularly grateful to Mr Hideki Moronuki and Mr Fumihiro Kabuta for their encouragement in this matter. They are also indebted to Mr Kazumasa Watanabe, who attends to FAOs administrative requirements and makes the timely delivery of results possible.
Also, thanks are given to Marina Pelaghias, Jane Shaw and the staff in the General Affairs and Information Department (GI) for the considerable work required in putting together the printed version of this book. The content is exclusively the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the position of FAO or its governing bodies.