Will Commercial Fishing Harm Canada's Arctic?
Over 2,000 scientists from around the world are raising cautionary flags
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As climate change continues to shrink the polar ice pack, opportunities for commercial fishing are expanding. For governments and commercial interests, the temptation to capitalize on this relatively untapped wild bounty is great, but given the Arctic’s delicate ecosystem, over 2,000 scientists from around the world are urging caution.
In this episode, Lawrence Gunther interviews Carleton University professor Stephan Schott about the viability and sustainability of commercial fishing in Canada’s high arctic.
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