Fisheries Law Center

The Fisheries Law Center (FLC) is a non-profit grassroots research center headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada. Although FLC is based in Canada, its outreach is global with researchers located in many countries around the world. FLC’s mandate is to ensure that it is able to provide services to the public, to help protect the environment , to help communities become more resilient, and to assist consumers in accessing safe and sustainable education, education, and legal representation. The FLC family is highly committed to environmental, social, and economic justice .

FLC’s research is primarily focused on fisheries law , that is, the legal analysis of fisheries management , seafood laws, and aquaculture regulations. Their research projects on fisheries management schemes studies catch shares (eg Individual Transferable Quotas ); Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fisheries . RFMOs , TURFs, and MPAs. Their seafood studies focuses on sustainable seafood, sustainable and ecolabelling certification schemes, labeling requirements, traceability, and regulatory affairs. Their aquaculture studies mainly focus on fish feed regulations. FLC publishes a quarterly update on legal developments in fisheries law.

In addition to conducting research, FLC offers internships and volunteer opportunities for aspiring fisheries law advocates. These internships provide students interested in fisheries with readings and workshops, as well as numerous opportunities to engage in in-depth conversations with fishermen and leaders in coastal communities. [1] Furthermore, FLC offers continuing legal education (CLE) courses across North America. FLC is an active participant in the fishery community at conferences and law schools around the world. [2] Adam Soliman is the director of FLC and one of the few scholars who focus on fisheries law.

See also

  • Fish markets
  • Fisheries law
  • Fisheries management
  • Fisheries science
  • Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing
  • overfishing
  • Sustainable seafood


  1. Jump up^ Soliman, Adam. “New Not-For-Profit Research Center: The Fisheries Law Center” . Ag Law News . Retrieved 10 November 2013 .
  2. Jump up^ Bernadett, Lauren. “The LLM Program in Agricultural and Food Law” . Retrieved 10 November 2013 .

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