About GMU

GMU is an endeavor by the Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB), the state regulator for ports and maritime activities in Gujarat. The University has been conceived by visionaries to address the burgeoning need for a skilled workforce in the ever-changing dynamics of the maritime sector. The University commenced its academic journey in 2019 with the establishment of its first School – School of Maritime Law, Policy & Administration (SMLPA), which offers LL.M and Post Graduate Diploma programs in Maritime Law and International Trade Law. In pursuit of creating an institution of global standards, GMU has collaborated with internationally prominent institutions like Erasmus University and STC International. Many more such alliances shall be forged in time to come.

About the GMU Academy on International Fisheries Law

International Fisheries Laws encompass regulations that govern the management, conservation, and responsible use of global fisheries resources. They address issues such as sustainable fishing practices, cooperation among nations, conservation of marine ecosystems, and the prevention of overfishing to ensure the long-term viability of fisheries.

GMU Academy on International Fisheries Law aims to impart a thorough understanding of global fisheries management regulations. It covers international agreements, regulations, and practices promoting sustainable fishing. The workshop addresses critical topics related to fisheries conservation, management, and global promotion of responsible fishing practices, etc. 

Sessions will be taken by some of the leading Fisheries Law experts from both India and abroad. In the past, GMU has successfully organized four editions of Academy to date. The first two editions of GMU Academy were on Maritime Labor Law. The third edition was related to Oceans Law and Policy. The last edition was organized in December 2022, and it was on Admiralty Law. 

Significance of the Course

GMU Academy aims to advance knowledge and positively influence society by focusing on the current legal framework concerning International Fisheries Law. This program will provide participants with insights into contemporary and advanced matters related to International Fisheries Law, making it valuable for individuals aspiring to specialize in maritime and fisheries sectors. The event caters to those interested in understanding the present legal landscape of International Fisheries Law and its associated complexities. 

Lecture Schedule(online) for 5th GMU Academy on International Fisheries Law (29th January to 3rd February)

29th January 2024, 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM [IST] Introduction to International Fisheries Law and its Historical Evolution  Prof. James Kraska

Chair and Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Maritime Law in the Stockton Center for International Law at the U.S Naval War College 

29th January 2024, 5:30 PM – 07:00 PM [IST] Assessment of the Fisheries Related Provisions of UNCLOS and its Agreement on Straddling and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (1993). Professor Greg Rose, 

Prof of Law at Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong Australia

30th January 2024, 03:00 PM – 04:30 PM [IST] Regional Fisheries Bodies and their Legal Framework Stuart KayeDirector and Professor of Law,

Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong Australia

31st January 2024, 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM [IST] Deep-sea Bottom Fisheries and the Protection of Seabed Ecosystems. Dr. Richard Caddell 

Reader in Marine and Environmental Law at Cardiff School of Law and Politics, Co-Director of the Centre for Environmental Law, and Policy.

31st January 2024, 03:30 PM – 05:00 PM [IST] Fishing Activities and International Trade Law with Special Reference to WTO Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies, 2022. Prof. James J Nedumpara

Professor and Head, Centre for Trade and Investment Law, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

01st February 2024, 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM [IST] Labour Standards on Fishing Vessels. Dr. Penelope J Ridings

Member, International Law Commission

01rd February 2024, 03:00 PM – 04:30 PM [IST] Regime for Resolution of EEZ Fisheries Disputes under UNCLOS Prof. Dr Valentin Schatz

Junior Professor, of Public Law and European Law, Leuphana University of Luneburg.

02nd February 2024, 03:00 PM – 04:30 PM [IST] The State Responsibility on IUU Fishing with special reference to the 2015 ITLOS Advisory Opinion on IUU fishing. Dr. Mohit Gupta

Assistant Professor, Gujarat Maritime University

02nd February 2024, 05:00 PM – 06:30 PM [IST] Reasons behind Oceanic Dead Zones in the Indian Ocean and its Impact on the Global Environment. Dr. Abhay Singh 

Assistant Professor, Gujarat Maritime University.

03rd February 2024, 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM [IST] Role of Non-State Actors in Fisheries Law Enforcement at Sea Captain Siddharth Chakravarty

PhD Researcher at Queen Mary University of London. Formerly associated with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

  • Dates of the Event: 29th – 03rd February 2024.
  • Mode: Online 
  • Platform: Cisco Webex 
  • Fees: INR 1180
  • Links for Registration: 

Indian Participants:


Foreign Participants: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgq6amlYFWytQVVougV_Pm-v5hnCLatzeD4Uh7zmYnKbaSCw/viewform?usp=pp_url

* Participants will be provided with the Certificate of Participation*


Prof. (Dr) S Shanthakumar

Provost, Gujarat Maritime University


Dr. Mohit Gupta

Assistant Professor, Gujarat Maritime University


Ms. Arundathi M S

Teaching & Research Associate, Gujarat Maritime University

For any query contact us on

maritimelawcourse@gmu.edu.in or on +91 9447522543

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