Fisheries Equity Research Network

Fisheries Equity Research Network (FERN)

In 2013, we led the establishment of the Fisheries Equity Research Network (FERN) to encourage international research into the multi-lateral distribution of conservation limits in trans-boundary oceanic fisheries. FERN is an international partnership that includes researchers from legal, economic and scientific fields. Our aim is to support the establishment of transparent and equitable rules and frameworks for assessing and distributing conservation limits in transboundary fisheries. This is critical to enabling political support for effective conservation responses through ensuring that conservation measures do not impose a disproportionate burden of conservation action onto developing States. Our research examines principles and criteria derived from international instruments, current and historical state practice, and theoretical literature. Our first focus is on the domain of international fisheries where our research is contributing to the development of new frameworks for resolving stalled conservation and management negotiations. Our research papers have informed discussions in regional fisheries management organisations and begun to identify new pathways towards consensus conservation outcomes for transboundary fisheries.

For further information, please contact Dr Quentin Hanich.

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FERN Researchers

FERN includes researchers from some of the world’s leading marine research institutions, including:

Dr Quentin Hanich (Convenor)

Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS)
University of Wollongong
Australia


Dr Megan Bailey

Besttuna
Wageningen University
Netherlands


Dr Kate Barclay

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Australia


Dr Simon Birnbaum

Stockholm Resilience Centre
Sweden


Dr Simon Bush

Besttuna
Wageningen University
Netherlands


Brooke Campbell

Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS)
University of Wollongong
Australia


Dr Liam Campling

University of London
United Kingdom


Dr Campbell Davies

CSIRO
Australia


Ruth Davis

Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS)
University of Wollongong
Australia


Carole Durussel

Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS)
University of Wollongong
Australia


Prof. Erik Molenaar

Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS)
Utrecht University
Netherlands


Dr Henrik Osterblom

Stockholm Resilience Centre
Sweden


Dr Yoshinobu Takei

World Maritime University
Sweden


Dr Yoshitaka Ota

Nereus Program
Fisheries Centre
University of British Columbia
Canada


Prof. Alex Oude Elferink

Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS)
Utrecht University
Netherlands


Dr Wilf Swartz

Nereus Program
Fisheries Centre
University of British Columbia
Canada


Dr Hannah Parris

Australia

Last reviewed: 27 June, 2016