Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Adam Soliman; Director, The Fisheries Law Centre

Recent LL.M. Graduate Adam Soliman left Fayetteville in May and wasted no time in applying his unique background to the work about which he is the most passionate. Adam has founded The Fisheries Law Centre in Vancouver, and will be serving as Director.

Adam is an agricultural economist and legal researcher focused on legal and economic issues in Fisheries & Seafood sectors.  He has extensive experience in the agribusiness sector, working for a family operation and holds graduate degrees in Agricultural Economics (BSc & MSc), Law (JD), and Agriculture and Food Law (LLM). Adam’s research interest is fisheries laws and regulations as well as fisheries economics. In particular, he is interested in conducting both legal and economic analysis to issues in fisheries management with special focus on small-scale fisheries. Adam strongly believes that such interdisciplinary research is much needed especially in this area where research is scarce. Adam is published in several professional publications and enjoys writing for several news agencies.

About The Fisheries Law Center:

FLC is a newly-formed not-for-profit research center in Vancouver, Canada. The center has three mandates: 1) to conduct research in the field of fisheries, aquaculture and seafood laws and regulations; 2) to build capacity by educating law students, lawyers, and other stakeholders in the area of fisheries and aquaculture laws; and 3) to offer legal representation to underprivileged small-scale fishers and NGOs wherever possible. 

At FLC, our aim is to protect the environment and consumers, and to support family fishermen and coastal communities. Although we are based in Canada, our outreach is global. Fisheries and seafood law is a specialized area of the law and is interdisciplinary in nature. Although highly specialized, this area is also remarkably diverse, and includes such topics as:

· Aboriginals’ right to fish

· Access to justice in coastal communities

· Fisheries management schemes

· Genetically engineered fish

· Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing

· Market structures

· Seafood fraud

· Seafood safety

· Sustainability certification schemes

Our vision is to ensure family fishermen’ access to justice, to protect our marine environment, to help coastal communities become more resilient, and to assist consumers in accessing safe and sustainable seafood. 

The FLC family comprises highly passionate individuals committed to environmental, social, and economic justice. Two research fellows and four research assistants currently joined FLC. FLC also welcome collaborations with interested individuals and organizations. 

FLC runs a specialized blog dedicated to fisheries law, which can be accessed at http://fishlaw.org/blog/

To see our ongoing projects, please see: http://fishlaw.org/projects/ 

To learn more about our team, please see: http://fishlaw.org/about/

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