OPINION: If the world agrees to ensure the sustainability of any fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean, then Alaska can be proud of the role it has taken on behalf of sound ocean resource management.
Apocalyptic predictions have not been entirely relegated to Wall Street these days. We've become quite used to them when it comes to our seas. In 2006, a major report warned that the world's fisheries would completely collapse by 2048 if current fishing (and polluting) practices continue. Like the panic on Wall Street, such predictions cause great anxiety about the state of our world's oceans.