Call for Papers: National Law University, Odisha

About the Organiser

Centre for International Trade Law (CITL) is a research centre of National Law University Odisha (NLUO), set up in 2015 with the vision of encouraging research in the domain of international trade law through a wide variety of activities including webinars, conferences, publications etc.

The Centre has published a book on ‘Trade Facilitation and the WTO’ in collaboration with the Cambridge Scholars Press.

About the Webinar

The WTO is a trade organization but its scope is expanding to the control and regulation of production as well. The fisheries agreement currently being negotiated is the latest example. The increasing concern about the consequences of growth in trade and consumerism for the ecology of the planet has intensified the trade and environment debate.

But tussle continues as to which side the concept of sustainable development should tilt, on the side of the environment or development. The lack of consensus on the draft Fisheries Agreement under the WTO is a reflection of this tussle.

The idea of sustainable fishing is based on the US policy of Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) adopted in 1948. Although claimed to be based on science it was guided more by international politics and economics.

Writers have since long criticized MSY and attributed the depletion of fish stocks to US policy and industrial fishing. Scientists argue that the ocean is different and techniques and policies employed for agriculture management cannot be transposed to manage the ocean environment.

Instead of concentrating on particular fish species, the focus should be on the assemblage of fish species. The draft Agreement appears to be based on the MSY policy.

Moreover, the draft lacks the support of many developing countries. This is because the provisions relating to subsidies allegedly do not take into account the concerns of coastal less developed countries and their farmers for whom subsidy is a question of livelihood.

Submission Guidelines

  • Original papers within 5000 words are invited from teachers, researchers, students and others for presentation in the webinar.
  • The paper is to be written in Times New Roman, Font Size: Heading-14, Text-12 in A4 format, Line Spacing-1.5, Alignment-Justified.
  • Authors are requested to adhere to the Bluebook (21st ed.) citation format for footnoting in Times New Roman Font 10 size with Line Spacing-1.
  • There can be a maximum of one Co-Author on a paper.
  • All submissions (Abstract and full-length paper) must be made in .doc or .docx format only.
  • The Abstract and full-length paper should be in English language. The working language of webinar and presentations shall be English.
  • Only one paper per participant will be permitted. Multiple submissions will lead to disqualification.
    Papers may relate to but are not limited to the topics mentioned below:
    • Challenges for the preservation of fish stocks
    • International initiatives for the preservation of fisheries
    • Impact of international trade on fisheries
    • Contribution of subsidies to the depletion of fish stocks
    • Livelihood of small fishermen in developing countries
    • Prospective participants may contribute to any other issue related to the webinar topic.



Registration / Submission Procedure

  • Abstracts and papers to be submitted at Only the abstract and first page of the paper should contain the name and affiliation of the author(s). Co-authorship of a maximum of two persons are allowed.
  • The registration link is here.

Fee details

Students/Research Scholars

  • Single Author-Rs.1000
  • Co-authorship-Rs. 1500


  • Single author-Rs. 1500
  • Co-authorship-Rs. 2000

International Presenters

  • Single author-$50
  • Co-authorship-$70

Important Dates

  • Date of Webinar: 30 July 2022
  • Last date of submission of abstract: 31 March 2022
  • Intimation of acceptance of abstracts: 15 April 2022
  • Last date of registration: 14 May 2022
  • Last date for submission of full papers: 30 June 2022


Contact details

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Phone: Rishi Saraf (91+9300083055)

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