SCELG Fisheries Consultancies

The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) are internationally recognised experts on international biodiversity law and the law of the sea, and have been awarded a number of consultancies.

Fighting against the trade of illegally harvested fisheries products

SCELG co-director, Prof Elisa Morgera and SCELG member, Dr Daniela Diz, were awarded a consultancy from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) to produce a study on the legislative tools and related measures to fight against the trade of illegally harvested fisheries products.

The study will entail a comparative analysis of legislative practices and tools that support or complement market-related measures regarding illegal fisheries products, with options and guidelines for enhancing legislation. The study aims to enhance the knowledge and capacities of governments, and to improve their legal and governance frameworks by creating conditions for the sustainable management of fisheries and the achievement of relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Deep sea fisheries and marine biodiversity conservation

SCELG co-director, Prof Elisa Morgera and SCELG members, Dr Daniela Diz and Mara Ntona, have been awarded a consultancy from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) under the project “Development and application of guidance for the implementation of international legal instruments related to biodiversity conservation in areas beyond national jurisdiction”.

The project aims at supporting national implementation of international law on marine biodiversity, looking at the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other relevant instruments.

This phase of the project will comprise: (i) the finalisation of a step-wise guide for implementation of international policy and legal instruments relevant to deep-sea fisheries and biodiversity conservation; (ii) provision of training in the South East Atlantic, South Indian Ocean and /SIOFA and South East Pacific regions using the step-wise guide; and (iii) strengthening select national policy and legal frameworks.

Sustainable Ocean Initiative Global Dialogues

The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) has been awarded an international consultancy by the Secretariat to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to support its work on ecologically or biologically significant marine areas and on Sustainable Ocean Initiative Global Dialogues.