U.S., other nations agree to ban fishing in Arctic Ocean

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US and other nations agree to ban fishing in Arctic ocean The United States and nine other nations agreed to a 16-year ban on commercial fishing in the Arctic Ocean to give researchers time to study the area's ecology and the effects of climate change.

The agreement, which was reached after a meeting between the various countries' delegations late last month, establishes and operates a joint scientific research and monitoring program to understand the ecosystem of and determine whether fish stocks exist and could be sustainably harvested, according to a statement from the Chairman of the meeting between the 10 nations.

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