The Ninth Annual Meeting of Asian Fisheries Acoustics Society, AFAS2015


NOVEMBER 16-17, 2015

Windsor Suites Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

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Hosted by

Kasetsart University (KU)
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC)
The Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)


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The Asian Fisheries Acoustics Society (AFAS) has successfully organized eight annual meetings under the umbrella named "The International Conference on Underwater Acoustics for Sustainable Fisheries in Asia", These conferences have effectively promoted the dissemination and development of fisheries acoustics in Asia. The eighth annual conference of AFAS was held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from 18 to 19 November 2014 with the participation of 70 scientists from 9 countries. The upcoming ninth annual conference of AFAS will be held for the first time in Thailand from 16 to 17 November 2015. Oral and poster presentations are welcome to contribute to conventional sessions and some keynote speakers will be invited to give presentations on "fisheries resource management in their countries"


Mr. Raja Bidin Bin Raja Hassan (Chairman)

Prof. Kohji Iida (Vice Chairman)
Chairman of AFAS, Hokkaido University, Japan

Dr, Chumnarn Pungsri (member)
Secretary-General, SEAFDEC Secretariat, Thailand

Assoc. Prof. Shettapong Meksumpun (member)
Dean, Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Assoc. Prof. Yoshinori Miyamoto (member)
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan

Prof. Doojin Hwang (member)
Chonnam National University, Korea

Prof. Yong Tang (member)
Dalian Fisheries University, China

Prof. Ming-An Lee (member)
National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan


Abstract should be submitted to the meeting secretariat only by E-mail in the format of Microsoft Word (*.doc). The deadline of abstract submission is October 31, 2015.
Please notify that your paper most fits to following sessions

1)Acoustic Technology (SGAT)
Investigate new technologies in fisheries acoustics.

2)Theory and Target Strength (SGTS)
Investigate theoretical and practical problems on fisheries acoustics including target strength of animals.

3)Echo Survey (SGES)
Research methodologies and evaluation of acoustic fisheries survey.

4)Acoustic Application (SGAA)
Research broad aspects of underwater acoustics for fishery and fishery surveys.

5)Ecosystem Monitoring (SGEM)
Research methodologies and evaluation of ecosystem monitoring.



Size: One page of A4 size paper.
Margin: Top 30 mm, bottom/left/right 25 mm.
Font: Time New Roman, 12 point.
Title: 13 point font size, bold and align center.
Author(s), Affiliation(s), and Address(es): 11 point, align center.
Text: 12 point, single space and fully justified.
Keyword: 12 point in one line volume at maximum.


AFAS award was established in AFAS2012. "Young Fisheries Acoustician Award" is given to an excellent presentation of fisheries acoustic researcher under the age of 40. "Student Best Presentation Awards" are given to best presentation by students. If you are an entry for these awards, please indicate in your abstract.


Contribution papers will be selected for oral or poster presentations. The language of the conference will be English. Each oral presenter will be given 15 minutes including invited lectures, oral and poster presentations. The maximum size for poster presentation is 120x90 cm.


All participants should complete the Registration Form and send to the meeting secretariat by E-mail before September 30, 2015. The Registration Form can be downloaded from the AFAS website.

Registration fees:

  Non Student:    150 USD

  Student :          100 USD

  Walk-in :           150 USD



The conference will be held at conference room of Windsor Suites Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
Attendants are highly requested to stay this hotel through meeting secretariat with a special rate.


Bangkok is the capital and the most populous city of Thailand. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million. Over 14 million people live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region. The Asian investment boom in the 1980s and 1990s led many multinational corporations to locate their regional headquarters in Bangkok. The city is now a major regional force in finance and business. It is an international hub for transport and health care, and is emerging as a regional centre for the arts, fashion and entertainment. The city is known for its vibrant street life and cultural landmarks, as well as its notorious red-light districts. The historic Grand Palace and Buddhist temples including Wat Arun and Wat Pho stand in contrast with other tourist attractions such as the nightlife scenes. Bangkok is among the world's top tourist destinations.


Dr. Yuttana Theparoonrat (Chair)
SEAFDEC Training Department, Thailand

Assis. Prof. Methee Kaewnern (Vice Chair)
Kasetsart University, Thailand

Dr. Taweekiat Amornpiyakrit (Vice Chair)
SEAFDEC Secretariat, Thailand

Ms. Naulanong Thongdee (member)
SEAFDEC Secretariat, Thailand

Dr. Nopporn Manajit (member)
SEAFDEC Training Department, Thailand

Mr. Weerasak Yingyuad (member)
SEAFDEC Training Department, Thailand

Assis. Prof. Monton Anongponyoskun (member)
Kasetsart University, Thailand

Mr. Rutpong Koonchornboon (member)
Kasetsart University, Thailand

Ms. Thanyanut Inthang (member)
Kasetsart University, Thailand


The detail information of AFAS 2015 is posted on the AFAS website ( For further information, please contact the meeting secretariat:

Dr. Yuttana Theparoonrat
SEAFDEC Training Department, Thailand.  P.O. Box 97 Phrasamutchedi, Suksawad roadSamutprakan, 10290, Thailand ,

Tel: +662 4256160  Fax: +662 4256110




Winsor Suites Hotel, Sukhumvit 20 road, Klongtoey, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand. Tel: 66 2-262-1234, Fax: 66 2-258-1522,

If you fly to Suvanabhumi International Airport, you can access to Windsor Suites Hotel by two following route;

1) By Airport Rail Link

   You should take Airport rail link at underground floor from Airport Station to Magasan Station with spending around 40 min. At  Magasan Station, you should change to MRT underground train at Phetchaburi Station (using wake way from Airport rail link to MRT station). Take MRT for one station from Phetchaburi Station to Sukhumvit Station. From Sukhumvit Station to Winsor Suites Hotel by walking (10 min.) through Sukhumvit road Soi 20 for 100 m from the entrance of Sukhumvit road Soi 20.

2) By Airport Taxi

   You should using Airport Taxi counter at 1st Floor, Please inform to the Taxi counter to go to Winsor Suites Hotel, at Sukhumvit road Soi 20. The Taxi fair will be indicated by Taxi Meter plus 50 Baht airport service charge.