New Uses and Abuses of the Seabed Workshop

Nereus Fellow Richard Caddell (Utrecht) presented at the ‘New uses and abuses of the seabed’ workshop at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law at the University of Oslo, Norway, from June 1 to 2, 2016.

The workshop addressed the lack of an appropriate legal framework to manage the ever-increasing types of seafloor fishing practices as part of an ongoing effort to publish a book on the topic by the end of 2016. The book intends to encompass a variety of legal and jurisdictional angles on the topic, covering public and private law and the interlinkages between them, in order to fill a knowledge gap in the field’s academic sphere and to effect change on seabed usage policy.