Visiting Research Fellow in Maritime Security, Coventry University

Dr. Maurice Beseng is Visiting Research Fellow in Maritime Security at Coventry University's Research Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR). Maurice's research address three main intersecting areas; the anatomy of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, fisheries crime and other related maritime crimes, the human security dimension of maritime crime and the political ecology of maritime security.

Running through his work across these areas is a broader empirical and theoretical interest in the subject of maritime security and how issues of politics, justice, equity and geography shape people access to resources in the maritime commons and live maritime-secured lives.


  • 2019–present
    Visiting research fellow, Coventry University


  • 2019 
    Coventry University, PhD- Development studies (Maritime security)