International Fishing Exhibition Scheduled For August 11-15 In Trondheim, Norway The site of several important fishing organizations and research institutions, the city of Trondheim, strategically located in the heart of Norway's fisheries, will be the venue for one of the world's largest international fishing shows this year.

Called Nor-Fishing 92, the event has been set for August 11 and 15 at the Nidaro exhibition center. Seminars will be presented at the Royal Garden Hotel in Trondheim.

Last held in 1990, Nor-Fishing drew over 750 companies from 29 nations. An impressive 41 countries were represented among the 16,350 professionals who attended the show.

This year' show will focus on the impact of tight quotas and the growing environmental awareness on both Norwegian and international fishing. One seminar during the exhibition, for example, will focus on more selective fishing and making better usage of by-products.

Underlying these topics is the view that improved utilization of seafood resources could also yield a longterm economic dividend for fishermen and the fishing industry. The two main seminar topics, which will be presented on Wednesday, August 12, and Thursday, August 13, will be: "UtilizationofResources—Selective Fishing,"and "FisheryBy-Products, A Resource or a Problem?" Selective catches of large fish and the most valuable species will normally be the most profitable approach, with side catches of little value frequently thrown away.

The question is whether sorting screen techniques developed in Norway for selective prawn fishing can be used in other fisheries with side catch/throw-out problems. It is also debatable whether current regulations are adapted to such technological innovations.

Presentations will cover national and global challenges associated with selective fishing technology, methods for use with specific species, and size selection from trawling and purse seining.

One paper also asks whether fish survive when they escape from a catch, thereby making selective fishing worthwhile.

Characterized as one of the world's leading event of its kind, Nor-Fishing covers a total exhibition area of 15,000 square meters—13,000 square meters of which is indoors.

Using no less than six exhibition halls, more than 500 companies will be presenting the very latest products and services offered by the international fishing industry.

Nor-Fishing '92 embraces every aspect of the fishing industry at sea and on land—from shipyards and ship's equipment to fishing gear, engines and deck machinery. The maritime electronics group is the biggest ever at the show, filling an entire exhibition hall.

A large Danish contingent will include 21 companies, while a number of Swedish companies have joined forces in a common display.

A novelty at this year' show are the tour programs for participants wishing to see more of Norway's fishing industry or its Arctic scenery.

These weekend excursions include a flight to Svalbard and a cruise along the coast, a visit to one of Europe's largest fish farms, and a trip by the Coastal Express to Kristiansund.

Nor-Fishing provides an important meeting place for the international fishing industry. A number of foreign delegations have announced their attendance at the show. These groups are from the Netherlands, Japan, and Iran. The fisheries minister of Mexico will head a group of industry representatives. In addition, a group of 60 fisheries officials and representatives of fishing organizations in the Nordic countries will be meeting during the show.

For further information on Nor- Fishing '92, contact: the Norwegian Trade Fair Foundation, P.O. Box 130 Skoyen, N-0212 Oslo, Norway; telephone: +47 2 43 91 00; or fax: +47 2 43 19 14.

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