Arctic Nations to discuss controls for a potential Arctic fishery in international waters.

160705_bf30h_rci-m-russianship_sn635Arctic nations and several others will meet in Iqaluit in northern Canada this week to discuss controls for a potential Arctic fishery in international waters. The meeting takes place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada from July 6-8. Since the beginning of human history, the central Arctic ocean has been frozen over and inaccessible to ships. With global warming and climate change, the Arctic ice has been retreating significantly and there are thoughts now that the international waters at the top of the world may soon be accessible by commercial fishing ships.  Indeed in 2012, about 40 per cent of the central area was ice free. As it is considered international waters, the area is not currently regulated by any international fishing agreements. Plenty of Pew pablum.  Read the rest here 16:41