Shiyin Chen
Shiyin Chen
Asia-Pacific Legal Fellow

Shiyin assesses fisheries laws and policies and their implementations in Asian countries, particularly in China, and analyzes the possibility of using market-based approaches to achieve sustainability. She helps the Oceans Program launch fishing rights programs in China to reverse the decline of fish stocks and restore marine biodiversity.

Shiyin received a Masters in Environment and Natural Resources Law from China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) and holds a LLM in Environment Law from Vermont Law School (VLS). She is currently finishing her Ph.D. at CUPL with a focus on Catch Permit. Prior to joining Environmental Defense Fund, She worked as an attorney in China and as an assistant professor teaching Environmental Law at Fujian Normal University. Shiyin likes to cook for family and friends and enjoys exploring new recipes in her free time.