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Dr Mercedes Rosello, Senior Lecturer

Dr Mercedes Rosello

Senior Lecturer

Dr Mercedes Rosello is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Law School. Mercedes teaches EU Law and Public International Law. Her research interests include the regional and global governance of marine fisheries, and legal security in the marine and maritime contexts.

Mercedes joined Leeds Law School as a Senior Lecturer in January 2021. She has a professional background as an international consultant, and extensive experience in legal practice as a City of London lawyer. She has also worked in the not-for-profit sector, where she developed a special interest in the conservation, management and trade of wild marine fisheries, and the global and regional institutional governance of the oceans.

Mercedes’ work has a focus on illegal fishing control and the role of international law in the regulation of transboundary fisheries. Her current research interests include the regional governance of marine living resources, and legal security in the marine and maritime contexts.

Mercedes regularly participates in national and international conferences and workshops on transboundary fisheries regulation, illegal fishing capture and trade controls, and broader issues involving maritime security and the regulation of fishing activity.

Current Teaching

  • Law of the European Union

Research Interests

Mercedes has an interest in the regional and global governance of wild marine fisheries, transnational approaches to fisheries governance and illegal fishing control, and the role and value of legal security in attaining global, regional, and national sustainability outcomes.

Dr Mercedes Rosello, Senior Lecturer

Ask Me About

  1. Marine fisheries regulation
  2. European Union
  3. Transnational fisheries
  4. Europe
  5. Governance
  6. Law
  7. Sustainability

Selected Outputs

  • Rosello M; Lennan; Echebarria; Johansson (2022) Fisheries Enforcement in a Post-Brexit World. In: Echebarria; Johansson; Lennan ed. Fisheries and the Law in Europe Regulation After Brexit. Routledge,

  • Balsfoort; Barnard; Rosello M; Núñez Sánchez; Barnes; Bourke; Marriott; Cappell; O'Driscoll; Buchan (2022) A Synoptic Overview of Expert Opinion on Fisheries in a Post-Brexit World. In: Echebarria; Johansson; Skinner; Lennan ed. Fisheries and the Law in Europe: Regulation after Brexit. Taylor & Francis,

  • Barnes R; Rosello M (2020) Fisheries and maritime security: Understanding and enhancing the connection. In: Maritime Security and the Law of the Sea: Help or Hindrance?. pp. 48-82.

  • Rosello M (2020) Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing as a Maritime Security Concern. In: Global Challenges in Maritime Security. Springer International Publishing, pp. 33-47.

  • Rosello M (2022) Regional fishery management organisation measures and the imposition of criminal and administrative sanctions in respect of high seas fishing. Marine Policy, 144 pp. 105213-105213.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2022.105213

  • Rosello M; Vilata J; Belhabib D (2021) Atlantic Shortfin Mako: Chronicle of a Death Foretold?. Laws, 10 (3), pp. 52-52.

    https://doi.org/10.3390/laws10030052

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  • Fitzmaurice M; Rosello M (2020) Constitutional Bases to the Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union. Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law Online, 23 (1), pp. 386-399.

    https://doi.org/10.1163/18757413_023001014

  • Fitzmaurice M; Rosello M (2020) IUU Fishing as a Disputed Concept and Its Application to Vulnerable Groups: A Case Study on Arctic Fisheries. International Community Law Review, 22 (3-4), pp. 410-427.

    https://doi.org/10.1163/18719732-12341438

  • Rosello M (2017) Cooperation and unregulated fishing: interactions between customary international law, and the European Union IUU fishing regulation. Marine Policy, 84 pp. 306-312.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.06.030

  • Rosello M (2017) Book review: Reforming the Common Fisheries Policy. Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law, 26 (2), pp. 181-182.

    https://doi.org/10.1111/reel.12199

  • Rosello M (2016) Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Control in the Exclusive Economic Zone: a Brief Appraisal of Regulatory Deficits and Accountability Strategies. Croatian International Relations Review, 22 (75), pp. 39-68.

    https://doi.org/10.1515/cirr-2016-0002

  • Rosello M (2021) IUU Fishing as a Flag State Accountability Paradigm Between Effectiveness and Legitimacy.