The Fishing Industry
Examination of international law and federal and provincial legislation applicable to issues relating to fishing activities and vessels.
David G Henley is the vice-president and general counsel at Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax. Previously he was a partner in the Halifax office of Stewart McKelvey where he had a broad commercially-oriented practice. He holds an LLB from the University of New Brunswick and an LLM from Dalhousie University, Halifax. He served thirty years in the Regular and Reserve Army, retiring as a brigadier-general in the role of Deputy Commander for the 5th Canadian Division, essentially the Army in Atlantic Canada. After returning from a tour in Afghanistan in 2010, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal by the United States and appointed as a Member of the Order of Military Merit by the Governor General. Mr Henley has written, presented, and published papers on a variety of marine and environment-related subjects. He is a research associate of the Marine & Environmental Law Institute and was part-time faculty at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax. He has been a member of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada since 2010.
Kim Walsh is a partner of the St John’s office of Stewart McKelvey and is a member of their Marine Practice Group. Ms Walsh acts as counsel to shipowners, managers, and charterers, their insurers (including P&I), and to other marine sector industries, such as terminal operators and fisheries sector clients, with respect to maritime, fisheries, and environmental matters She has represented clients in the purchase, chartering, and sale of vessels; licensing and regulatory matters; and the managing and investigation of shipping casualties. Ms Walsh holds an LLB from Dalhousie University, Halifax. She is a chair of the Maritime Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (Newfoundland & Labrador Branch) and is a director of the Canadian Maritime Law Association.