New rules for northern Bering Sea proposed to protect fish habitat

A proposal issued Friday by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) would keep more than 100,000 square miles of the northern Bering Sea off-limits to bottom-trawling. The new rule, which is now out for public comment, had been sought by conservation groups in recent years, and it tacitly acknowledges the ways in which climate change may alter the Bering Sea fishing industry.

Charles Homans, KIAL – Unalaska