Professional Short Courses

International Fish Trade

International Fish Trade

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.

Administrative Details

Venue: University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW. Full details will be sent to registrants.

Fees: The fee for each course is A$2,750.00 (including GST).

Accommodation: Accommodation may be available on campus if sufficient prior notice is provided. Alternatively, accommodation is available at nearby hotels or motels.

To enquire about our courses or for assistance with accommodation, please contact us. 

Available Courses

Dates Duration Registration

26 - 30 August 2019

5 days

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Last reviewed: 11 October, 2018