Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) is Australia’s only multidisciplinary university-based centre dedicated to research, education and training on ocean law, maritime security and natural marine resource management. ANCORS was established as a joint venture between the Royal Australian Navy and the University of Wollongong in 1994. Originally named the Centre for Maritime Policy (CMP) and focusing on marine strategy and security, the Centre has expanded significantly over the years in recognition of the increasing importance of the sea and the consequent need for improved management of the oceans and as a response to growing challenges to security at sea.

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Maritime experts tackle food security issues in Pacific

ANCORS funding boost aims to improve wellbeing of Pacific island nations.

Catching, trading and eating fish is central to the South Pacific way of life, but in recent years rising populations and associated increased fishing pressure has led to a decline in coastal fisheries.

By the year 2030, an additional 100,000+ tonnes of fish per year will be needed across the Pacific region to ensure good nutrition and health outcomes.

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