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.
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
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
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
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, the use of disputed sea areas, especially around islands, and human rights protection at sea.
international Law, law of the sea, fisheries law, marine environmental law, natural resources, irregular maritime migration, human rights at sea