Jonathan G. Odom


Jonathan G. Odom is a judge advocate (i.e., licensed attorney) in the U.S. Navy. Currently, he serves as a Professor of International Law at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Previously, he has served as the Oceans Policy Advisor in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and as a Professor of Law and Maritime Security at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The views expressed are his own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the U.S. Department of Defense or any of its components. He may be contacted at

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Europe’s Double Standard for China’s Overfishing

A decade ago, in January of 2010, the EU implemented a bold new initiative to counter the growing problem of overfishing around the world. This EU initiative consisted of an indirect enforcement system against nations located outside of Europe, by controlling the access of those nations to import their fishery products into the European marketplace. While fully respecting…

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