north pacific fishery management council

North Pacific Council Votes to Close Arctic to Commercial Fishing

North Pacific Council Votes to Close Arctic to Commercial Fishing

SEATTLE, Washington, February 6, 2009 (ENS) – The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted unanimously Thursday to prohibit all commercial fishing activity in U.S. waters north of the Bering Strait and east to the Canadian border. If approved by the Secretary of Commerce, this precautionary approach would close roughly 150,000 square nautical mile Arctic Management…