Euronews OCEAN episode 8: Protecting life in the Arctic seas - Maritime Affairs - European Commission


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Climate change is making Arctic waters more accessible to vessels, raising the controversial prospect of more industrial-scale fishing. In the latest episode of Ocean, Euronews looks at what's being done by the EU to prevent threats to the Arctic ecosystem.

In this episode, Euronews travels to Greenland to see the effects of a warming climate. Among other things, this means longer fishing seasons. As the seas get warmer, new species of fish are finding their way to Greenland’s coasts — these include mackerel, herring, Atlantic bluefin tuna and cod. But not everyone is happy as the fishermen say their most profitable catch — halibut — is getting harder to find during the warmer part of the year.

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