Global Fisheries Legal Education Program (GFLEP)

The Global Fisheries Legal Education Program (GFLEP) is designed to provide continuing legal education about fisheries such as courses, workshops, and lectures to legal professionals (i.e. law professors, environmental lawyers, general practitioners, etc). To ensure that the program’s content is meaningful, relevant and objective, the FLC brings in non-legal experts and speakers to combine their perspectives with formal legal knowledge. Non-legal professionals such as fishery managers, government employees and fisheries science academics, also attend these programs and thereby enhance the quality of participation and the robustness of the key outtakes. The trans-disciplinary nature of fisheries law demands this broad base of collaborative partnerships; FLC is focused on providing this collaboration in order to deliver the mandates highlighted in the FAO SSF Guidelines.