Book launch: Coastal state jurisdiction over living resources in the exclusive economic zone

Date & time
6–7.30pm Wednesday 9 November 2022

ANU College of Law Moot Court, 6A Fellows Road, Acton

Dr Camille Goodman
Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL)
6125 5375

Presented by Centre of Public and International Law

Book launch
Coastal State Jurisdiction over Living Resources in the Exclusive Economic Zone


Join Dr Camille Goodman in conversation with Sue Robertson, Henry Burmester AO QC and Professor Tim Stephens to launch her new book 'Coastal State Jurisdiction over Living Resources in the Exclusive Economic Zone' (Oxford University Press, 2021).

About the book: 

Under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC), coastal States have sovereign rights to explore, exploit, conserve, and manage the living resources of the 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ). However, nearly forty years after the adoption of the LOSC , there is still a great deal of uncertainty about the nature and extent of these sovereign rights. This book examines the ways in which coastal States can exercise authority on the basis of their sovereign rights over living resources in the EEZ. It explores the key concepts of ‘fishing’ and ‘fishing related activities’ to establish what vessels and which activities can be regulated by coastal States, canvasses the criteria and conditions that coastal States can apply as part of regulating foreign access to their resources, and considers the regulation of unlicensed foreign fishing vessels in transit through the EEZ. It also examines the way in which such regulations can be enforced within the EEZ and the circumstances under which enforcement can take place beyond the EEZ following hot pursuit. Based on its review and analysis of the practice of 145 coastal States, the book identifies the contemporary ‘extent’ of coastal State jurisdiction over living resources in the EEZ and proposes a formulation of the underlying and enduring ‘nature’ of that jurisdiction which could be applied to resolve future jurisdictional challenges in the EEZ. 

Exclusive offer: For 30% off the purchase price of the book, use the code ALAUTHC4 at checkout on the OUP website.


  • Dr Camille Goodman »

    Camille Goodman

    Dr Camille Goodman is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong, and a Visiting Fellow at the ANU College of Law. From 2005 to 2020, Camille worked at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, providing legal and policy advice to the Australian Government, with a particular focus on law of the sea and international fisheries law. Her first book, Coastal State Jurisdiction Over Living Resources in the Exclusive Economic Zone, was published by OUP in November 2021. Camille holds a PhD in law from the Australian National University, a Master of Maritime Studies from the University of Wollongong, and BA and LLB (Hons) degrees from the University of Adelaide.

  • Professor Tim Stephens »

    Tim Stephens is Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney Law School. He teaches and researches in public international law, with his published work focussing on the international law of the sea, international environmental law and international dispute settlement. Tim’s major publications include The International Law of the Sea (Hart, 2010, 2016, co-authored with Donald R Rothwell), and International Courts and Environmental Protection (Cambridge University Press, 2009). He holds a PhD in law from the University of Sydney, an M.Phil in geography from the University of Cambridge, and BA and LLB degrees (both with Honours) from the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

  • Sue Robertson »

    Sue Robertson

    Sue Robertson is the First Assistant Secretary of the International Division and Head of the Office of International Law at the federal Attorney-General’s Department. Sue has more than 15 years’ experience in advising on international law and legal policy at the Attorney-General’s Department and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade—including as the legal adviser at Australia’s mission to the United Nations in New York—and at the United Nations, including UNDP, DPKO and UNHCR. She has practiced across international law in the use of force, international humanitarian law, trade and investment dispute litigation and the law of the sea, building teams that produce first-rate advice and solutions to complex international law and policy problems. Sue is a graduate of the University of Melbourne (LLB) and the Australian National University (LLM).

  • Henry Burmester AO QC »

    Mr Henry Burmester AO, QC is a former Australian Government international lawyer who spent a significant part of his career working on law of the sea issues.  He was a member of the Australian delegation to the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea Conference in 1979-80. He also worked on fisheries agreements and delimitation negotiations with Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. He appeared as counsel for Australia in the Southern Bluefin Tuna and Whaling cases and has been an arbitrator under the Law of the Sea Convention.

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