Improving the Approval Processes for Activities Affecting the Marine Environment: Lessons from the Relationship of Social License and Free, Prior, Informed Consent

Project outline and objectives: Conflicts over activities in the marine environment are increasing.  As recent controversies like the “super trawler,” and marine aquaculture in Macquarie Harbour and Okehampton Bay suggest, marine activities involve impacts on common pool environmental resources. They often involve fundamental conflicts between private and public interest values.…

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Operationalising the precautionary principle in developing countries’ fisheries management: the case for differentiation

Project outline and objectives Fishing contributes significantly to the livelihood of coastal communities in many developing countries, through subsistence, artisanal and commercial operations. Over-exploitation of fisheries resources is a major challenge in many of these countries, a consequence of economic imperatives and non-existent or inadequate regulation and enforcement of fishing…

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1- PhD opportunities in fisheries law and governance

We are seeking high quality candidates interested in pursuing PhD studies in marine governance, to complement our work on climate change adaptation and the role of law and governance in promoting the resilience of Australia’s terrestrial and marine resources. These are priority areas within the Faculty of Law, the Centre…

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