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Thursday, 19 December 2019 09:05

Opportunities for fisheries as the Arctic ice melts

EM6 19 FISH arctic fisheryInternational control is essential

Climate models predict that the Arctic could be ice-free during the summer months by the middle of the century, allowing access to previously unused fishing grounds. What sounds positive on the surface poses considerable risks to the fragile ecosystems of the Arctic region. Current international governance systems are not enough to counterbalance these developments and enable effective management of the Arctic fishery.

This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 6/2020.

Published in Fisheries