Michael Lodge

Deputy to the Secretary-General and Legal Counsel

International Seabed Authority

Michael W. Lodge is Deputy to the Secretary-General and Legal Counsel for the International Seabed Authority (ISA). He received his LLB from the University of East Anglia, and has an MSc in marine policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a barrister of Gray’s Inn, London, and has served as legal counsel to numerous agencies including the ISA, the OECD Round Table on Sustainable Development and the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency. 

Mr Lodge has played a pivotal role in the ISA from its inception in 1996, and helped to create and implement the first international regulatory regime for seabed mining that puts environmental protection in a central position. He also contributed to the future security of global fish stocks by leading the process that created the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, the world’s largest regional fisheries management organisation.


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