Safe Shipping in the Bering Strait

A new paper co-authored by Pew staff (Henry Huntington, Raychelle Daniel, Marilyn Heiman, and Melissa Prior-Parks) and colleagues on safe shipping in the Bering Strait was published in the journal Marine Policy. The paper, “Vessels, risks, and rules: Planning for safe shipping in Bering Strait,” discusses the risks posed by increased commercial vessel traffic and suggests regulatory measures that to help manage some of these risks. The paper provides a framework for local, national, and international actions that can be taken to reduce risk and protect the Bering Strait ecosystem and local communities.

Read the full paper here.