The Fisheries Law Centre

Supporting fishers, consumers & coastal communities


    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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A new beginning…


Posted By on Nov 28, 2014

By Viviane Koutob Ten years ago, Senegal was taking a big decision concerning the conservation of fisheries biodiversity and the protection of their habitats. In 2004, at the World Parks Congress, the decision of creating 5 MPAs (Marine Protected Areas) was a persistent idea throughout the congress recommendations. After 10 years, an examination and evaluation of the created MPAs are worth their while, in the knowledge that Senegal is...

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By Charlie Crittenden Upon the completion of my first year at UBC Law, I searched for a summer opportunity to put some of my newfound knowledge into practice. I had taken in my fill of coursework and now I wanted to see what it was like (at least to some extent) to be lawyer. I had the privilege of receiving a research position with the Fisheries Law Centre and Ecotrust Canada. The general subject of my research was looking into...

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The FLC is excited to announce the expansion of the Global Summer Internship Program (GSIP). The FLC’s internship program will now be available to interested students and organizations throughout the year as the Global Internship Experience in Fisheries Law (GIE). The GIE is designed to train students in the area of fisheries and seafood law as well as raise awareness about complex problems facing small-scale fisheries and their...

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Julie Girling is the Conservative MEP for South West England and Gibraltar. She currently serves as the European Conservatives and Reformists Group Coordinator for the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, and also sits on the Committees on Agriculture and Women’s Rights. In the last parliamentary mandate she also sat on the Committee on Fisheries, and worked on key elements of fisheries and agriculture...

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