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Professional short courses

Bring yourself and your staff up to speed on key maritime security and oceans governance issues with an ANCORS short course. These intensive classes stay abreast of regulatory and industry changes to help keep your qualifications fresh and your working knowledge relevant.

2021 Short Courses and dates

All courses will be delivered online and they will all run for 3 weeks each starting:
  • 1 March 2021
  • 3 May 2021
  • 2 August 2021
  • 1 November 2021

Examines the international principles for sustainable fisheries management, ecological aspects of fisheries, fisheries economics, fisheries data collection and analysis, and fisheries and coastal resource management.

It also examines the application of international fisheries management principles and measures in a number of national jurisdictions.

You will discuss the management frameworks established by regional fisheries organisations and the challenges confronting member States in implementing such frameworks.

Delivery: Online. Full details will be sent to registrants.

Fees: The fee for each course is A$2,850.00 (including GST).

The International Fish Trade short course presents on the globalized nature of international trade and seafood markets. It examines the interaction of international fisheries law and trade law, including health and sanitary requirements for fish processing and trade, and World Trade Organization (WTO) fisheries and environment related disputes. Recent and emerging issues in seafood trade, trade agreements, labelling and seafood traceability are examined.

The course includes the following topics:

  • Overview of global fish trade;
  • International legal framework for fish trade;
  • Rules of origin;
  • Tariff and non-tariff barriers;
  • Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary measures (case studies);
  • Fisheries subsidies and trade;
  • The European Union and fish trade- Economic Partnership Agreements (case studies in tuna);
  • WTO dispute settlement procedure and trade restrictive measures;
  • Certification and eco-labelling;
  • Catch certification and CITES;
  • Seafood traceability, fish fraud and Illegal Unreported and Unregulated fishing; and
  • Discussion of participants: current fish trade issues.

The International Fish Trade course is specifically designed for fisheries department staff, policy officers, and mid-level managers in commercial businesses, government and in and regional and international organisations.

Delivery: Online. Full details will be sent to registrants.

Fees: The fee for each course is A$2,850.00 (including GST).

This course examines the fisheries provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, and the gaps and shortcomings in the law of the sea framework. It addresses:

  • the political economy of international fisheries and the historical evolution of international fisheries law;
  • the fisheries regime under the Law of the Sea Convention;
  • post-law of the sea global binding and non-binding instruments;
  • regional fisheries organisations;
  • fisheries access agreements;
  • GATT/WTO and international fisheries law;
  • the compliance and enforcement framework; and
  • emerging issues in international fisheries law.

Delivery: Online. Full details will be sent to registrants.

Fees: The fee for each course is A$2,850.00 (including GST).

A thorough analysis of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, focusing on legal and policy issues.

It sets the historical development of the law of the sea; a framework for understanding the Law of the Sea Convention:

  • baselines under the Convention; maritime zones under the jurisdiction of the coastal state;
  • the high seas;
  • the deep seabed;
  • maritime boundary delimitation;
  • Australian maritime boundary issues;
  • protection of the marine environment under the Law of the Sea Convention;
  • the legal regime for managing marine resources in the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf;
  • the legal regime for managing marine living resources on the high seas;
  • practical aspects of the continental shelf;
  • emerging issues; and
  • dispute settlement under the Law of the Sea Convention.

Delivery: Online. Full details will be sent to registrants.

Fees: The fee for each course is A$2,850.00 (including GST).

Focuses on the specific enforcement and regulatory powers of states in the various maritime zones of jurisdiction.

The course addresses the prescriptive and enforcement powers of coastal states and the rights and freedoms of other states. Relevant policy and legal considerations in the development and enforcement of maritime jurisdiction will be covered, including:

  • international law considerations in maritime regulation and enforcement;
  • regulation and enforcement in internal waters, the territorial sea and contiguous zone,
    in archipelagic waters and international straits, in the exclusive economic zone and on the high seas;
  • regulation of marine scientific research;
  • regulation and enforcement of marine environmental law under the Law of the Sea Convention;
  • regional cooperation in maritime enforcement;
  • sea border incursion indicators;
  • protecting Australia's maritime borders;
  • post-9/11 issues; and
  • the Crimes at Sea Act.

Delivery: Online. Full details will be sent to registrants.

Fees: The fee for each course is A$2,850.00 (including GST).

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