Letter to North Pacific Fishery Management Council on Arctic Fishery Management Plan

This letter to Chairman Olson at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council from members of the scientific community commends the council for taking a proactive approach to fisheries management of U.S. Arctic waters.

It states, "Until the rate and likely duration of sea ice losses as well as the ensuing ecosystem responses are better understood, closing the U.S. Arctic to commercial fishing is a prudent measure to avoid compounding the already considerable ecosystem stresses in progress."

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Topics: Oceans, Environment

Project: Protecting Life in the Arctic