Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Protecting the new arctic ocean

This is probably a good idea. As permanent Arctic sea ice retreats, fishing opportunities that have previously been unavailable will start. The sooner we get started on setting up an international agreement to manage that fishery the better. I'm a little agnostic on the tone of the letter putting the need for science at the front. I'd say much more important is to get the social control system in place - probably highly political - and let the decisions that body has to make drive the needed science. Someone should talk to Elinor Ostrom about institutional design.

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