Dr. Gail Lugten
Dr. Gail Lugten holds undergraduate degrees in Law, Arts and Education. She has a Ph.D. in international fisheries law and has 20 years experience teaching public international law, including postgraduate supervision. She has published extensively in texts and international marine journals and she has been the recipient of Australian Research Council grant funding. She has been a legal consultant to various international organisations including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the WorldFish Center and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. International consultancy studies have explored: (1998) Regional Fishery Bodies, (2004) the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem, (2006) Maximum Sustainable Yield in Developing Archipelagic States, (2008) the FAO Global Record of Fishing Vessels, (2009) Flag State Performance; and (2010-2011) Indian Ocean Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems. Dr. Lugten is currently employed as Fisheries Liaison Officer with the UNFAO in Rome. She is also the Secretary of the Regional Fishery Body Secretariats’ Network.