Richard Barnes

Professor Richard Barnes

Associate Dean for Research (Faculty of Business, Law and Politics)

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • The Law School

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Hull)

Summary

Richard's research focuses on marine law, particularly the regulation of fisheries (domestic, international and EU), oceans governance, and the interface between law and science/economics. His work examines how law can accommodate different economic and social conditions, as well as constraints flowing from the physical attributes of marine resources. Winner of the Society of Legal Scholars prize for outstanding legal scholarship 2009, he is author/editor of four books and over 50 papers. He has been published in leading journals including the International Journal of Marine and Coastal law, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, & ICES Journal of Marine Science. He has been consultant to the EU Parliament Committee on Fisheries, Defra and the WWF.

Book Chapter

The proposed LOSC implementation agreement on areas beyond national jurisdiction and its impact on international fisheries law

Barnes, R. (2019). The proposed LOSC implementation agreement on areas beyond national jurisdiction and its impact on international fisheries law. In D. Freestone (Ed.), Conserving biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction, 104-139. Brill Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004391703_006

Environmental rights in marine spaces

Barnes, R. (2018). Environmental rights in marine spaces. In S. Bogojevic, & R. Rayfuse (Eds.), Environmental rights in Europe and beyondBloomsbury Publishing

Journal Article

Integrating natural and social sciences to manage sustainably vectors of change in the marine environment: Dogger Bank transnational case study

Burdon, D., Boyes, S. J., Elliott, M., Smyth, K., Atkins, J. P., Barnes, R. A., & Wurzel, R. K. (2018). Integrating natural and social sciences to manage sustainably vectors of change in the marine environment: Dogger Bank transnational case study. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 201, 234-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2015.09.012

Report

Assessing the application of innovative incentive-based tools to reform highly migratory fisheries from regional to global scale

Barnes, R. (2018). Assessing the application of innovative incentive-based tools to reform highly migratory fisheries from regional to global scale. WWF/FAO

Principles for fisheries management in areas beyond national jurisdiction—the essential role of incentive-based approaches

Anderson, J., Asche, F., Barnes, R., Bush, S., Gentner, B., Hufflett, C., …Wachowicz, K. (2018). Principles for fisheries management in areas beyond national jurisdiction—the essential role of incentive-based approaches. World Wildlife Fund

Research interests

Professor Barnes' research mainly focuses on the interface between the law of the sea and other areas of law, and with other academic disciplines, such as politics, geography, economics and marine biology.

He is particularly interested in the governance of marine resources and energy, the management of areas beyond national jurisdiction, the legal implications of Brexit for the marine sector and the use of disputed sea areas, especially around islands.

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

CERES: Climate change and European aquatic RESources

Funder

EC European Commission

Grant

Started

1 March 2016

Status

Ongoing

Project

Lloyd's Register Foundation Thomas Chapman Scholar

Funder

Lloyd's Register Foundation

Grant

£150,000.00

Started

28 January 2019

Status

Ongoing

Project

Evolving a Circular Plastics Economy

Funder

EPSRC Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Grant

£904,838.00

Started

1 January 2019

Status

Ongoing

Postgraduate supervision

international Law, law of the sea, fisheries law, marine environmental law, natural resources

Awards and prizes

Runner-up for the Inner Temple Book Prize

2009

Society of Legal Scholars Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2009

2009

First prize for the book: Property Rights and Natural Resources (2009)