Elisabeth is the Fisheries Project Lead in ClientEarth and oversees the work of the team in areas such as the elimination of harmful fisheries subsidies, the implementation of the EU Common Fisheries Policy and the fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing.


Prior to joining ClientEarth in 2015, Elisabeth worked from 2008 to 2010 on the implementation of the EU IUU Regulation in the European Commission. Then, she joined the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) from 2011 to 2014 to work on the governance of marine biodiversity in the high seas. She also carried out independent research project on ocean governance and open data issues.


She holds a Masters degree in Maritime and Oceanic law from the University of Nantes (France).

The oceans are the largest habitat on Earth, home to a rich biodiversity which needs to be protected and sustainably exploited – the reason why our work on fisheries at ClientEarth is so important.

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