FAO Fisheries Department

Fuel savings for small fishing vessels



A new manual from the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Fuel savings for small fishing vessels, provides practical advice to fishing boat owners and crews, boat builders and boat designers and fisheries administrators on ways to reduce fuel costs. With a focus on small fishing boats, it also serves as a guide for those involved with fuel savings for small vessels used in support of aquaculture activities. The manual provides information and diagrams to boat designers and boat builders on hull shape for low resistance and the selection of efficient propellers.