David VanderZwaag’s keynote address at IMBER IMBIZO 5 conference, October 2-5, 2017.

David is Professor of Law and holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Ocean Law and Governance at the Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He teaches international environmental law and is the past Co‐director of Dalhousie’s interdisciplinary Marine Affairs Program (1986‐1991). He serves as the Associate Director of the Marine & Environmental Law Institute. His research covers a wide range of topics in the field of international ocean law and governance including: aquaculture regulation; fisheries management; marine species at risk; maritime boundary delimitation; transboundary cooperation; Arctic law of the sea; Canada‐US ocean relations and principled oceans governance.