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Melting Sea Ice Could Lead To Pressure on Arctic Fishery

Melting Sea Ice Could Lead To Pressure on Arctic Fishery With melting sea ice opening up previously inaccessible parts of the Arctic Ocean, the fishing industry sees a potential bonanza. But some scientists and government officials have begun calling for a moratorium on fishing in the region until the true state of the Arctic fishery is assessed. by ed struzik When scientists with the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program began tracking 323 vertebrate species across the entire Arctic several years ago, most assumed that many fish and animals would not fare well in a region where rapid warming is causing such profound changes. But in a report released recently at the International Polar Year (IPY) conference in Montreal, that scenario isn’t turning out to be as dark as some A key concern is the so-called 1.1 million-square-mile ‘donut hole’ in the central Arctic Ocean...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/melting_sea_ice_could_lead_t...

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