Elizabeth-Rose AMIDJOGBEElizabeth-Rose Amidjogbe


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

Degree Program: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

PhD Thesis Title: First Comes Pre-identification Then Comes Governance: An Analysis of the Impact of the EU IUU Regulations on Fisheries Governance in Impacted Countries

Dr. Martin Tsamenyi, Director Emeritus and  Professor Emeritus at ANCORS
Dr. Quentin Hanich, Associate Professor and Fisheries Governance Program Leader at ANCORS


Elizabeth-Rose Amidjogbe is a Legal Practitioner who has worked with non-profit organizations, private law firms, and government agencies. Before commencing her PhD at ANCORS, she served in various capacities, including as Legal Advisor to the Bureau of National Fisheries of the Republic of Liberia. In that capacity, she worked on a broad range of topics including governance, development, conservation, management, and legislation development in the fisheries sector. She, also, played an integral role in negotiating the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between Liberia and the European Union.

Elizabeth-Rose has travelled throughout the West African region, the European Union, and the United States representing Liberia in international negotiations and meetings covering legal and regulatory schemes of fisheries management. She served as a panellist on the Integrated Approach to Fisheries and Food Security session in the inaugural Our Ocean conference held in Washington, DC. As an Advisor, she has guided the Government of Liberia through difficult decisions to find creative and diverse solutions to maritime matters.

Elizabeth-Rose obtained her Masters in Law in International Maritime Law from the IMO International Maritime Law Institute in Malta, E.U. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers-Newark School of Law in New Jersey, U.S.A., and a Bachelors degree from Adrian College in Michigan, U.S.A.

Research Interests:

Fisheries Governance, Maritime zones, Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), Maritime sovereignty and delimitation, illegal unregulated and unreported fishing activities (IUU), oceans governance, public international law, international maritime law, international fisheries law

Last reviewed: 3 August, 2017