Fisheries Law Centre – The Fisheries law update Winter ed. 2013

I am really happy to have contributed with a small insight on EU law to the winter edition of “The Fisheries law update”, quarterly publication that updates the legal community, academics, and a variety of stakeholders as to the recent developments in the area of fisheries and seafood international and north american regulations. You can download it here for free.

The Fisheries Law Centre (FLC) is a grass roots not-for-profit research centre in Vancouver, Canada, directed by a good friend, Adam Soliman, graduate in Agricultural Economics (BSc & MSc, University of British Columbia), Law (JD, Hong Kong), and Agriculture and Food Law (LLM, University of Arkansas) . The centre has three mandates: 1) to conduct research in the field of fisheries, aquaculture and seafood laws and regulations; 2) to build capacity by educating law students, lawyers, and other stakeholders in the area of fisheries and aquaculture laws; and 3) to facilitate legal representation to underprivileged small-scale fishers and NGOs wherever possible.

The aim of FLC is to protect the environment and consumers, and to support family fishermen and coastal communities. Although is based in Canada, the outreach is global. Fisheries and seafood law is a specialized area of the law and is interdisciplinary in nature. Although highly specialized, this area is also remarkably diverse, and includes such topics as:

  • Aboriginals’ right to fish
  • Access to justice in coastal communities
  • Animal Feed Regulations
  • Fisheries management schemes
  • Genetically engineered fish
  • Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing
  • Market structures
  • Seafood fraud
  • Seafood labelling requirements
  • Seafood safety
  • Sustainability certification schemes

The vision is to ensure family fishermen’ access to justice, to protect marine environment, to help coastal communities become more resilient, and to assist consumers in accessing safe and sustainable seafood.

The FLC family comprises highly passionate individuals committed to environmental, social, and economic justice.

The FLC is open to collaboration with interested individuals and organizations in developing new projects. You can contact the FLC directly here.


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