Courses/Workshops

Upcoming Courses/Workshops

Title: International Training Course in Trawl Technology

Duration: 5 days

Location:  Fisheries and Marine Institute, St. John’s

Dates: Oct 28 to Nov 1, 2019

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (updated May 2, 2019)

What are the dates?

Oct 28 to Nov 1, 2019

Where is the venue?

Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, located in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

What are the objectives?

This five-day course is designed to provide participants with basic understanding of trawl performance and engineering, with an emphasis on commercial fishing and seafood production. Curriculum will cover trawl design, hydrodynamic performance of trawls using the flume tank, species and size selectivity, fish behaviour, discard reduction, seabed impacts, fuel consumption, environmental impacts, and seafood sustainability initiatives.

Who should attend?

Participants commonly work for fishing companies, seafood processors, brokerages, auction houses, net makers, academia (teachers/instructors), government, eNGO’s, fisheries inspectors, certification programs, or fishery improvement plans.

What is the format?

This course consists of lectures, flume tank observations of model trawls, and practical exercises with full-scale fishing gear (land-based).

What is the curriculum?

Curriculum will cover trawl design and hydrodynamics, fish capture behaviour, methods of bycatch reduction, ecological impacts of trawling, and best practices.

Will I get a certificate?

Participants that attend the entire course (5 days) will receive a Certificate of Participation.

What is the cost of this course?

This five-day course being offered at a cost of $2,770 CAD + 15% HST tax.

What does the course fee cover?

Course fees cover the cost of training, as well as related training materials. For those participants who book at our “hotel of choice”, the fee will also cover transportation to and from the venue. Course participants will also have lunch and nutrition breaks provided at no additional charge.  The course fee does not include the cost of airfare or accommodations.

Is a course outline available?

To view the course outline, click here.

Where can I stay?

The Jag Hotel is the “hotel of choice”. Shuttle service to and from the course venue will be provided to participants staying at this hotel. To make a booking please email reservations@jaghotel.ca or call toll free 1-844-564-1524 with a valid credit card and ask for an “International Trawl Technology” room. To get the reduced rate of $129 /night CAD (plus applicable taxes) rooms must be booked before October 4, 2019.

For those who wish to stay elsewhere, there are a number of fine hotels, as well as bed and breakfasts within the city. Visit the following link for more information: www.stjohns.ca/visiting-our-city/plan-your-visit. Note that transportation to/from the venue will only be provided from the “hotel of choice”. If you’re looking to stay within walking distance, you can check out the Super 8 Hotel, which is only 1.5km away from the Institute (a 15 minute walk).

What are typical weather conditions for October in Newfoundland?

Newfoundland weather is very unpredictable. As the locals say “if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes”. Be prepared for temperatures between 5-15 degrees Celsius.

When can I register?

Registration commences immediately, and early registration is encouraged. Deadline for registration is September 27, 2019.

How do I register/pay?

Please visit this page to register and pay online with credit card.

What happens if the course is cancelled?

In the event of low enrolment, the course may be cancelled and a refund will be issued.

Past Courses/Workshops

International Survey Trawl Course – Dec 2017

International Survey Trawl Course – Dec 2017

International Survey Trawl Course – Dec 2016

International Survey Trawl Course – Dec 2016