The Sixth Annual Meeting of Asian Fisheries Acoustics Society, AFAS2012


AFAS2012 has been successfully finished.
See you again in AFAS2013 in Tokyo!

NOVEMBER 26-27, 2012

Hosted by
Pukyong National University


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Since its foundation in Dalian, China in 2007, the Asian Fisheries Acoustics Society (AFAS) has successfully organized five annual meetings under the umbrella name of gThe International Conference on Underwater Acoustics for Sustainable Fisheries in Asiah. These conferences have effectively promoted the dissemination and development of fisheries acoustics in Asia. The fifth annual conference of AFAS was held in Qingdao, China from 17 to 18 November 2011. The theme of conference was gapplication of acoustic science and technology for low-carbon fisheryh to reflect the need to develop a ggreenerh fishery.

The upcoming sixth annual conference of AFAS will be held in Busan, Korea from 26 to 27 November 2012. Both full presentation and short note on these special topics are welcome. Short note is deemed to inspire further discussions on the 3 special topics. Keynote speakers will be invited to give presentations on gfisheries resource management in their countriesh. Scientists, researchers and manufactures in the field of fishery acoustics as well as other fishery research areas are welcome. The traditional 4 major topics in relation to the 4 study groups of AFAS will of course still be main topics of the sixth annual meeting.


Prof. Chun-Woo LEE (Chair)
Pukyong National University, Korea

Prof. Kohji IIDA (Vice Chair)
Chairman of AFAS, Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan

Prof. Hyeon-Ok SHIN (Vice Chair)
Pukyong National University, Korea

Prof. Doo-Jin HWANG (member)
College of Fisheries and Ocean Science, Chonnam National University, Korea

Prof. Yong TANG (member)
College of Ocean Engineering, Dalian Ocean University, China

Mr. Raja Bidin Raja HASSAN (member)
Head of Fisheries Oceanography and Resource Exploration, MFRDMD, Malaysia

Prof. Akira HAMANO (member)
National Fisheries University, Japan


Participants are encouraged to submit paper on all topics for discussion during the meeting, and papers on the 3 special topics in relation to gfisheries resource management of their countriesh are particularly welcome. Contributed papers will be selected by the steering committee for oral presentation, and each will be given 20 minutes including 5 minutes for questions. Short note on the 3 special topics will be limited to 10 minutes for presentation. The language of the meeting will be English.



Abstract should be submitted to the meeting secretariat only by Email in the format of Microsoft Word (*.doc). The deadline of abstract submission is October 26, 2012



All participants should complete the Registration Form and send to the meeting secretariat by Email before October 10, 2012. The Registration Form can be downloaded from the AFAS website

Registration fees for Korean

Non Student : 170,000 KRW
Student : 100,000 KRW
Walk-in : 170,000 KRW

Registration fees for Foreigners

Non Student : 150 USD
Student : 100 USD
Walk-in : 150 USD



Meeting Venue: The conference will be held at the conference room of VISTAS Hotel in Pukyung National University (Daeyeon Campus, See 64. Mirae Bldg. in the map). Smaller breakout meeting facility may also be available upon early request.

Accommodation: VISTAS hotel with special contract rate are available:

VISTAS Hotel (4 star): Room rate:  66,000 KRW(Double/day), 77,000KRW(Twin/day)

 Room reservation is preferably done through the meeting secretariat before 15 October, 2012.



Busan, a bustling city of approximately 3.6 million residents, is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. The size of Busan is 767.35km2 which is 0.8% of the whole land of the Korean Peninsula. The natural environment of Busan is a perfect example of harmony between mountains, rivers and sea. Its geography includes a coastline with superb beaches and scenic cliffs, mountains which provide excellent hiking and extraordinary views, and hot springs scattered throughout the city. Busan enjoys four distinct seasons and a temperate climate that never gets too hot or too cold.
Busan is the second largest city in Korea. Its deep harbor and gentle tides have allowed it to grow into the largest container handling port in the country and the fifth largest in the world. The city's natural endowments and rich history have resulted in Busan's increasing reputation as a world class city of tourism and culture, and it is also becoming renowned as an international convention destination.


Prof. Hyeon-Ok SHIN (Chair), Division of Marine Production System Management, Pukyong National University
Prof. Jang-Young Ahn (Vice Chair), College of Ocean Science, Jeju National University
Prof. Doo-Jin HWANG (Vice Chair), College of Fisheries and Ocean Science, Chonnam National University

Dr. Sung-Uk Park (Vice Chair), Fisheries System Engineering Division, National Fisheries Research & Development Institute
Dr. Don Hyug KANG, Marine Living Resources Research Department, KORDI

Dr. Kyung-Hoon LEE, Fisheries System Engineering Division, National Fisheries Research & Development Institute
Dr. Yoo-Won LEE, Ship Operating Education Team, Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology
Prof. Myoung Hee KANG, College of Ocean Science, Gyeongsang National University


The detail information of AFAS 2012 is posted on the AFAS website. For further information, please contact the meeting secretariat:

Prof. Doo-Jin HWANG
College of Fisheries and Ocean Science, Chonnam National University
50 Daehak-ro, Yeosu, Jeonnam, KOREA
Tel: + 82 61 659 7126
Fax: + 82 61 659 7129

 VISTAS Hotel is located in Daeyeon Campus of Pukyung National University


How to get in Busan from Incheon airport.

1) Air plane: Incheon airport -> Kimpo airport -> Busan airport (Kimhae)
2) Air plane: Incheon airport -> Busan airport (Kimhae) (There are not many flights for this route)

3) Train: Incheon airpot -> Seoul train station -> Busan train station
Incheon airpot -> Seoul train station

Seoul train station -> Busan train station

Taxi fee from the Busan train station to the hotel (Vistas) would be 8,000 -10,000 won.
Taxi fee from the Busan airport to the hotel would be around 15,000-18,000 won.