Marine Law and Ocean Policy Research Services

Marine Law and Ocean Policy Research Services Ltd is an small-medium enterprise registered in Ireland that provides research and consultancy services on European fishery law and maritime policy. The company has its origin in the National University of Ireland and has a large network of associates, many of whom are leaders in their fields of expertise. The company employs four people and provides commissioned work in the following areas: the common fisheries policy; international and regional fisheries law; the ecosystem approach; the European Integrated Maritime Policy; marine scientific research and marine spatial planning. The Managing Director has participated in the work of the European institutions, the United Nations, the UNESCO/IOC’s Advisory Body of Experts on the Law of the Sea, various ICES Working Groups, and has recently been asked to contribute to the work of the United States Senate.

Description of Personnel involved in the project

Ronan Long is the Managing Director of Marine Law and Ocean Policy Research Services Ltd. He holds the Jean Monnet Chair of European Law at the School of Law at National University of Ireland Galway and has taken unpaid leave of absence to work in MLOPRS Ltd. He is author/co-editor of several books on fisheries law and maritime policy and worked previously for the European Commission (1994–2002). His current research interest is focused on the implementation of the ecosystem approach in the marine environment. He has played an active part in several European research projects including ODEMM, HERMES, PROTECT and COREPOINT. He has completed work on the regulatory aspects of greater stakeholder involvement in the CFP for the North Sea Regional Advisory Council, the Government of Scotland and a number of industry representative bodies. He has worked on fisheries governance and regulatory structures in Sierra Leone and Guatemala on a pro-bono basis with a view to improving the implementation of EU regulations combating IUU fishing.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 / 2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 289192. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.