The Nereus Program will support the “Strengthening International Fisheries Law in an Era of Changing Oceans” workshop on February 7 and 8, 2017. The event will be held by the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) and the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL), Utrecht University.

Speakers include Nereus Fellow Richard Caddell (Utrecht), Director of Science William Cheung, and Principal Investigators at Utrecht Erik Molenaar and Alex Oude Elferink. The draft chapters and presentations prepared for the workshop are intended to culminate in a book entitled “Strengthening International Fisheries Law in an Era of Changing Oceans”, edited by Richard Caddell and Erik J. Molenaar.

February 7:
09.10-09.20 Introduction to the Workshop and information on the Project
Richard Caddell & Erik J. Molenaar, NILOS & UCWOSL

09.20-10.10 Modelling Future Oceans: The Past and Emerging Future of Fish
Stocks and Fishing
William Cheung, Nippon Foundation Nereus Program and University
of British Columbia
Commentators: Richard Caddell & Erik J. Molenaar

13.40-14.20 Participation and Allocation in RFMOs
Erik J. Molenaar, NILOS & UCWOSL
Commentator: Richard Barnes

15.20-16.00 International Fisheries Law and Interactions with Global Regimes and
Richard Caddell, NILOS & UCWOSL
Commentator: Eva van der Marel

February 8: 
15.20- 15.50 Options and Pathways to Strengthen International Fisheries Law in a
Context of Changing Oceans: Preliminary Conclusions and Discussion
Richard Caddell & Erik J. Molenaar, NILOS & UCWOSL


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