February 6, 2009 10:35 AM

With ice in retreat, U.S. regulators ban fishing in Arctic

There's no serious commerical fishing in the Arctic now. But with global warming melting seae ice, some scientists fear commerical fleets one day will expand into the area in search of valuable seafood such as pollock and crab. So on Thursday, U.S. regulators approved to a ban on fishing in U.S. Arctic waters from Canada to the Bering Strait.

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