Katherine Hawes ‘The Fish Lawyer’ is the founder and principle solicitor of Aquarius Lawyers.
With over 20 years’ legal and business experience, Katherine’s expertise lies in advising and representing organizations and businesses on issues pertaining to the marine environment. This includes aquaculture, marine and fisheries law, maritime security and marine resources management. She aims to keep readers up to date with national and international legal issues affecting the marine world with her newsletter ‘The Fish Report’.
In addition to having a Masters in Maritime Law, Katherine lectures on Corporations and Business Law to both undergraduates and postgraduate students at various tertiary institutions including the University of Technology. She also lectures on International Fishery Law at the University of Wollongong.
Katherine is also the founder of Aquarius Education which offers a wide range of education programs including Maritime Law and Contract Law fundamentals for non-lawyers.
Katherine is regularly asked to speak at large international events. During 2013, she successful delivered a paper at the International ‘Fisheries Observer and Monitoring Conference in Chile, “Keeping it Legal” to the American Fisheries Society (Sept 2013), and is booked to deliver ‘Legal issues affecting offshore aquaculture development” at the Asia Pacific Aquaculture Conference in Vietnam ( Dec 2013).