School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Canada to sign international deal banning High Arctic fishing

October 2, 2018
This article appeared in The Toronto Star with comments by Peter Harrison, Professor Emeritus in the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University

Canada is to join more than a dozen countries Wednesday in signing a deal that would block commercial fishing in the High Arctic for 16 years and begin unravelling ecological mysteries at the top of the world.

Experts say it’s a rare example of the globe coming together to prevent environmental problems before they start.

“There’s an agreement before the problem exists,” said Peter Harrison, a professor of Arctic policy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., and a former top federal bureaucrat.

“It’s a major step in the right direction.”

Read the full article in The Toronto Star