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Temporary ban on fishing reflects how fragile Arctic ecosystem is
Description: Temporary ban on fishing reflects how fragile Arctic ecosystem is, says Liu Faculty Associate, Professor Rashid Sumaila.
Date: 14 August 2015
Author: Dr. Rashid Sumaila
Source: The Conversation

As climate change melts the ice in the Arctic, areas that had previously been closed in the Arctic Ocean are becoming available to fishing. Five countries bordering the Arctic – Canada, Russia, the United States, Norway and Denmark – recently agreed to a temporary fishing ban in the region. The decision shows how a warming Arctic raises a number of unanswered economic and scientific issues as fishing expands, questions studied by Liu Faculty Associate, Professor Rashid Sumaila as a researcher in fisheries economics.

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