Posts by Adam Soliman


    Introducing Fisheries Law at Harvard   On August 1, 2015 I started my Visiting Scholar appointment at East Asian Legal Studies Center at Harvard Law School. It is not only a great honour to be invited; it is a great opportunity for us at FLC to discuss the issues facing small-scale fisheries across the world.   At Harvard, one of the ways I plan to drive awareness and engagement is to initiate a series of...

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By Adam Soliman Plentiful in numbers but with a muted collective voice, the majority of fisheries around the world are small in scale. Comprising roughly 90 per cent of all fishers around the world, small-scale fisheries (SSF’s), make up the bulk of the estimated 34 million individuals who eke out a living in the low skill trade of fishing. Roughly 8 per cent of the world’s population finds itself depending on these fisheries for...

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By Adam Soliman On June 11, the MP for Sydney-Victoria Mark Eyking presented the problem of hundreds of fishermen being cut off from their employment insurance (EI) in the House of Commons. Eyking brought to light that over “180 people living in communities north of Cape Smokey — such as Bay St. Lawrence — were denied their insurance claims after a Service Canada investigation into claims between 2007 to 2010”.[1] The investigation...

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By Adam Soliman Producers of genetically engineered (GE) salmon have been lobbying for permission from the FDA to commercially release transgenic salmon since 2010, and they are getting close to receiving FDA approval, which would allow these fish to enter the US food system.[1] One of the main GE salmon producers, AquAdvantage, modifies Atlantic salmon by injecting genes from Pacific salmon and Arctic eelpout that cause engineered...

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Bankruptcy in the United States is governed by the Bankruptcy Code set forth in Title 11 of the United States Code, sections 101-1330. Under chapter 12, debtors propose a repayment plan of installments to creditors over three to five years. Generally, the plan must provide for payments over three years unless the court approves a longer period. Under Chapter 12, certain special provisions are offered to family farms and fishermen, to...

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