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Science  13 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5601, pp. 2110-2111
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5601.2110b

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A panel of the National Academies last week recommended that the U.S. government run a decade-long test off Alaska to determine whether commercial fishing is a threat to Alaska's dwindling Steller sea lion population. The advice, requested by Congress, could help settle a high-stakes dispute over catch restrictions in one of the world's most valuable fisheries.