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Five Countries Will Begin Talks for Arctic Fishing Agreement
By Angela Messina, April 17, 2013 @ 07:04 PM (EST)
Source: New York Times

With polar ice caps melting consistently in recent summers, the five countries with Arctic coastlines—Russia, Canada, the U.S., Denmark, and Norway—have agreed to begin talks about the regulation of commercial fishing in the North Pole.

Scientist estimate that the Texas-sized area of the Arctic Ocean, nicknamed the “doughnut hole,” was frozen for 100,000 years. With the advent of climate change, the once icebound water has melted, creating a new ecosystem filled with cod, herring, Greenland sharks, whales, walruses, seals, and polar bears.

Commercial fishermen from countries like China and Japan are taking advantage of the new fishing opportunities, bringing about the need for regulation.

The talks are set to begin on April 29th in Washington, D.C.


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