FFM #1: Ocean policy with Elizabeth Mendenhall

This is the first episode in a new series on the Future of Fisheries Management (FFM), conducted in collaboration with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University as well as the Center for Governance and Markets at the University of Pittsburgh.

In this episode, Michael speaks with Elizabeth Mendenhall, Associate Professor of Marine Affairs at the University of Rhode Island. Elizabeth is an expert in international marine policy with a particular emphasis on the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Law of the Sea, or UNCLOS. During the conversation, she speaks with Michael about the origins of this policy, the elements of it that she admires, and the promise and challenges it presents for helping states deal with their shared environmental problems. At the end of the interview Michael and Elizabeth discuss the workshop on fisheries policy where they met, co-hosted by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University as well as the Center for Governance and Markets at the University of Pittsburgh.

Elizabeth’s website: http://www.elizabeth-mendenhall.com/

References:

Mendenhall, Elizabeth. 2023. “Making the Most of What We Already Have: Activating UNCLOS to Combat Marine Plastic Pollution.” Marine Policy 155 (September): 105786. 

Mendenhall, Elizabeth, and Kahlil Hassanali. 2023. “The BBNJ Agreement and Liability.” Marine Policy 150 (April): 105549.

Mendenhall, Elizabeth, Cullen Hendrix, Elizabeth Nyman, Paige M. Roberts, John Robison Hoopes, James R. Watson, Vicky W. Y. Lam, and U. Rashid Sumaila. 2020. “Climate Change Increases the Risk of Fisheries Conflict.” Marine Policy 117 (July): 103954. 

Mendenhall, Elizabeth, Rachel Tiller, and Elizabeth Nyman. 2023. “The Ship Has Reached the Shore: The Final Session of the ‘Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction’ Negotiations.” Marine Policy 155 (105686): 105686.

Link to issue brief by Elizabeth published in collaboration with the Mercatus Center: https://www.mercatus.org/research/policy-briefs/advancing-international-law-sea-address-illegal-unreported-and-unregulated