Monthly Archives: August 2018

Workshop: Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Shipping

The Centre for International Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore (NUS), in collaboration with the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore, shall host an international workshop, entitled, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Shipping, 13-14 November 2018, at a downtown hotel TBC (Singapore).

For further information see here.

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Call for Papers: Empowering Women in the Maritime Community

The World Maritime University (WMU) shall host its 3rd International Women’s Conference, entitled, Empowering Women in the Maritime Community, 4-5 April 2018 at WMU (Malmö, Sweden). Topics focused on Sustainable Development Goal 5 and gender equality in maritime and related ocean fields are of particular relevance, but submissions are also welcome with a focus on additional SDGs. Abstract submissions are due by 30 November 2018.

For more information see here.

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France (New Caledonia): Three Coral Sea Nature Park decrees adopted

Following public consultations, the Government of New Caledonia adopted on 14 August 2018 three decrees relating to the Coral Sea Nature Park.

The first introduces reserves in the Coral Sea Nature Park at Chesterfield, Bellona, Entrecasteaux, Pétrie and Astrolabe. 7,000km2 is designated réserve intégrale, whereby no access or human activity is allowed, except in the context of approved scientific research. 21,000km2 is designated réserves naturelles, whereby access is subject to governmental authorization and fishing, hunting, camping, picnics or water sports are prohibited. The second decree regulates professional tourism in the area, with a further decree reportedly being prepared for private pleasure craft, yachts, charter vessels and those who transit the maritime area. Finally, the third decree concerns adoption of a Park Management Plan.

Coral Sea Nature Park

For further information see the press releases here and here. Note, currently listed under France an independence referendum is scheduled for 4 November 2018.

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Conference: A Vision for Ocean Law and Governance for 2020-2030 and Beyond

The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance shall host a conference, entitled, A Vision for Ocean Law and Governance for 2020-2030 and Beyond5 December 2018, at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK).

For more information (programme forthcoming, September 2018) and registration see here.

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Conference: East Asian Seas Congress 2018

Hosted by the Government of the Philippines, the EAS Congress 2018, themed, 25 Years of Partnerships for Healthy Oceans, People and Economies: Moving as One with the Global Ocean Agenda, will occur 27-30 November 2018 at the Iloilo Convention Center (Iloilo City, The Philippines). Online registration is open until 30 October 2018 (fees apply).

For more information see here, and the programme.

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ITLOS: Public hearing M/V “Norstar” Case

The public hearings in the M/V “Norstar” Case (Panama v. Italy) are scheduled to occur 10-15 September 2018, at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Hamburg, Germany). Members of the general public are requested to register in advance with the Press Office (press@itlos.org). A live broadcast will also be available (10 a.m. (CET), 10 September 2018).

For more information and the schedule see the ITLOS press release.

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South Africa: First vessel detention under work in fishing convention

Following the previously reported entry into force, the first fishing vessel detention under the port state inspection provisions of the ILO Convention (No. 188) concerning work in the fishing sector occurred in June 2018, Cape Town, South Africa. Steps for rectification and a detention fee were required before the vessel was permitted to leave.

For more information, see the ILO press release.

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