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Blog | The Fisheries Law Centre. 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... Read More By Viviane Koutob Ten years ago, Senegal was taking a big decision concerning the conservation of fisheries biodiversity and the protection of their habitats. Read More 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. Read More The FLC is excited to announce the expansion of the Global Summer Internship Program (GSIP). Read More Julie Girling is the Conservative MEP for South West England and Gibraltar. Plan | Ocean Planning in the Northeast. The Northeast Regional Planning Body (RPB) is proud to release the draft Northeast Regional Ocean Plan for public review and comment.

Several years of public engagement, scientific study and data analysis, and collaboration has led to this draft, and the RPB looks forward to hearing the feedback of everyone who is interested in the future of New England’s ocean and its resources. The RPB wants your feedback on this draft Plan. The public comment deadline is July 25, 2016, and you can comment on each chapter electronically at each chapter landing page, in-person at any of our upcoming public comment meetings, through the comment form below, or by submitting written comments to: Betsy Nicholson, NE RPB Federal Co-lead National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Regional Office 55 Great Republic Drive Gloucester, MA 01930-2276. You may also provide comments by sending an e-mail

Review the Plan. Plan | Ocean Planning in the Northeast. United Nations World Ocean Assessment. The gateway to environmental law. English Français Español Select one or more databases for simple or advanced search ECOLEX is a database providing the most comprehensive, global source of information on environmental law. ECOLEX is operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP. Please feel free to contact us at if you have any suggestions or experience any difficulties. user agreement privacy acknowledgements.

The JCLOS Blog | The blog of the K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea. The December 2015 Washington Meeting on High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean By: Erik J. Molenaar PDF Version: The December 2015 Washington Meeting on High Seas Fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean Matter commented on: The first meeting of the so-called ‘Broader Process’ on international regulation of high seas fishing in the central Arctic Ocean, held in Washington, D.C. between 1-3 December 2015. Between 1-3 December 2015, delegations from the five Arctic Ocean coastal States – namely Canada, Denmark, Norway, the Russian Federation and the United States (the so-called ‘Arctic Five’) – as well as delegations from five other States and entities – namely China, the European Union (EU), Iceland, Japan and South Korea – met in Washington, D.C. for a meeting on high seas fishing in the central Arctic Ocean.

The meeting was initiated, hosted and chaired by the United States. By: Nigel Bankes Continue reading By: Anna-Maria Hubert Continue reading By: Seamus Ryder Continue reading Introduction. SHEDDING SOME LIGHT ON THE INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY. In my previous post, I outlined some of the possible impacts of mining at deep-sea vents on marine life, and how effective regulation at a regional scale will be essential to reduce risks of habitat loss and potential species extinction. So for a second post to accompany Week 6 of our “Massive Open Online Course” on “Exploring our oceans”, let’s now take a look at the regulator that already exists for seafloor mining in international waters: the United Nations International Seabed Authority (ISA).

As we shall see, its procedures perhaps deserve some scrutiny and constructive critique, given their responsibility for environmental protection of the deep-sea floor. How the ISA works First of all, we should note that the International Seabed Authority exists to administer seafloor mining in international waters; it does not actually have a mandate to consider whether seafloor mining per se is desirable or not.

Seafloor of the East Scotia Ridge; (c) NERC ChEsSo Consortium An ISA anecdote.