Eric Jeriel TEINIU

Eric Teiniu

Office: Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), ITAMS, University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia

Degree Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

PhD Thesis Title: Developing an Integrated approach to Combat IUU fishing through National and International Law: Solomon Islands and Regional Perspective


Professor Robin WARNER, Professor at ANCORS

Professor Stuart KAYE, Director and Professor at ANCORS


Prior to commencing his PhD studies at ANCORS, Eric was a Legal Counsel for the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA). He also served as Chief Legal Officer for the Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA) for the duration of four (4) years from 2011 to 2016. He has also been employed in several private law firms in Solomon Islands in the years between 2008 to October 2011. Eric holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws (University of the South Pacific, Vanuatu) and a specialized Masters in Maritime Law and Policy (World Maritime University, Sweden). Exceptionally, in the year 2015 Eric was awarded with the prestigious award the UN Hamilton Shirley Ameransighe Fellowship award to undergo a research thesis with the Division of Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) and the ANCORS (Intern Research Fellow).

He has a diverse legal and maritime background and had admitted (provisionally) and practised common law in the High Court and other tribunals in the Solomon Islands. He specialises in Shipping Law, Admiralty law, Law of the Sea, Fisheries Law and Ocean Policy, Maritime Legal Drafting, Maritime Law & Policy, Maritime Commercial Law, maritime environmental law and general law. Eric is also a litigant. He is married with two daughters and a son.

Research interests:

Ports State Control, Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, Maritime/Shipping law, Law of the Sea, Ocean Policy and International Fisheries Law.


  • Masters’ Dissertation. Teiniu, E J. (2013). Master’s Thesis: “Maritime Liens and its Applications: A Case study of Solomon Islands”. WMU Publication, WMU, Malmo, Sweden
  • Teiniu, E J. (2013). “Criminal and Civil Jurisdiction issues on the High Seas”. WMU unpublished, WMU, Malmo, Sweden.
  • Research Thesis. Teiniu, E J (2015): “Developing an integrated approach to combat IUU fishing through national and international laws – Solomon Islands & Regional Perspectives”.


Last reviewed: 31 July, 2017