Katherine Hawes, “The Fish Lawyer” of Aquarius Lawyers
Katherine Hawes, “The Fish Lawyer” who is the founder of Aquarius Lawyers, a legal company which advises and represents organizations and businesses on issues pertaining to the marine environment joins the Enterprise Radio.
This episode of Enterprise Radio is in association with the Legal Corner.
- You are known as the Fish Lawyer – can you explain a little more about what this means?
- What are the common issues faced by business in the Marine Environment?
- I understand that there is new legislation about to be implemented in South America – can you tell our listeners a little more about this?
- What does this mean for those working in the marine environment?
- What do you think is the greatest challenges for business’s working in the marine environment over the next few years?
Katherine Hawes ‘The Fish Lawyer’ is the founder and principle solicitor of Aquarius Lawyers. With over 20 years’ legal and business experience, Katherine’s expertise lies in advising and representing organizations and businesses on issues pertaining to the marine environment. This includes aquaculture, marine and fisheries law, maritime security and marine resources management. She aims keep readers up to date with national and international legal issues affecting the marine world with her newsletter ‘The Fish Report’.
In addition to having a Masters in Maritime Law, Katherine lectures on Corporations and Business Law to both undergraduates and postgraduate students at various tertiary institutions including the University of Technology. She also lectures on International Fishery Law at the University of Wollongong. Katherine is also the founder of Aquarius Education which offers a wide range of education programs including Maritime Law and Contract Law fundamentals for non-lawyers. Katherine is regularly asked to speak at large international events. During 2013, she successful delivered a paper at the International ‘Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference in Chile, “Keeping it Legal” to the American Fisheries Society (Sept 2013), and is booked to deliver ‘Legal issues affecting offshore aquaculture development” at the Asia Pacific Aquaculture Conference in Vietnam ( Dec 2013).
During 2014, she will be speaking at 5th Offshore Mariculture Conference 2014 (Italy). In her spare time, she enjoys netball and races an elfin race car!
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