U.S. Arctic May Close to Fishing

Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 20:14 in Earth & Climate

All U.S. waters north of the Bering Strait may soon be closed to commercial fishing. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council--the government body charged with administering Alaskan waters--voted unanimously in Seattle today to close 196,000 square miles (150,000 square nautical miles) of ocean to any fishing. [More]

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