Standing up for fish in the High Arctic
Canada and four other Arctic nations have agreed to work toward a deal to block commercial fishing in the central Arctic Ocean until more is known about the potential of the resource.
The agreement with the United States, Russia, Denmark and Norway was reached late yesterday in Nuuk (NOOK), Greenland.
Disappearing sea ice is opening up new waters at the top of the globe to potential commercial exploitation.
Scientists say not enough is known about the fish stocks and how they're being affected by climate change.
More talks are expected later this year to iron out details of how the deal will work.
Note to readers: This is a corrected story. Headlines on an earlier version said Canada had signed the deal.
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