Fishing Vessel C o n f e r e n ce T o Be H e l d M a y 1 0 - 1 2 In M e l b o u r n e , F l o r i da

The International Conference on the Design, Construction, and Operation of Commercial Fishing Vessels is scheduled for May 10— 12 at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. The Conference is sponsored by Florida Sea Grant, the Southeast Section of SNAME, and FIT.

Some 200 participants are expected from many countries. Jan- Olof Traung, former chief of the Fishing Boat Section, FAO, will speak at the opening session and participate throughout.

Nine technical sessions will be held during the three-day meeting.

Session topics will include World Fisheries Today, Fishing Vessel Operations, Fishing Vessel Design, Fishing Vessel Construction, Advanced Concepts, Safety, Sail Assistance for Fishing Vessels, Fishing Vessels for Developing Countries, and Small-Scale Fisheries.

The Conference fee is $82, which includes lunch on three days, a reception on May 10, and a reception and dinner on May 11. It also includes one copy of the proceedings that will be published following the Conference, and pre-prints of papers.

For additional information contact Dr. John C. Sainbury, Professor of Ocean Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 32901; (305) 723- 3701, extension 452.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 13,  Apr 15, 1984 Curtis Bay

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