Call for abstracts! Deadline for submissions: May 31st 2023.

Innovating for Change in Global Fisheries Governance (14-15 September 2023, Tromsø)

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The Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS) is pleased to announce the upcoming in-person workshop ‘Innovating for Change in Global Fisheries Governance’. 

The event is co-organized by Ass Prof Eva van der Marel (UiT), Dr Mercedes Rosello (Leeds Beckett University Law School, UK), and Dr Camille Goodman (Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, Australia). 

This workshop builds on a previous workshop with the same title, held in Tromsø in September 2016, the proceedings of which were published in a special section of the Marine Policy journal (Volume 84, 2017). The aim is to bring together scholars and practitioners from different disciplines to discuss the most recent legal, scientific, technical, and economic developments in sustainable fisheries, with the emphasis on identifying innovative solutions.

We welcome submissions on the following key topics:

  • Innovation in relation to environmental challenges (e.g. relationship between fisheries and climate change, pollution, etc.)
  • Innovation in relation to technical challenges (e.g. vessel/gear technologies, standards, data collection, and monitoring & enforcement)
  • Innovation in relation to human challenges (e.g. vulnerable human groups, equitable approaches, and small-scale fisheries)
  • Innovation in relation to new legal developments (e.g. the BBNJ treaty).

Submissions from early career scholars and doctoral candidates are warmly encouraged. If you are interested in attending, please send an abstract of your paper and a short biography (not exceeding 2 pages in total) to Eva (

The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2023. The intention is to organize the publication of selected papers in a special issue after the workshop. Some travel funding will be available to support attendance for speakers.

Starts: 14.09.23 at 08.15
Ends: 15.09.23 at 16.00
Where: Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS) at UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Location / Campus: Tromsø
Target group: Employees, Guests, Invited, Unit
Link: Klikk her
Contact: Eva van der Marel
Phone: +47 77 64 55 68
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