Bering Sea

The Bering Sea is the northernmost portion of the Pacific Ocean.  It was almost devoid of merchant shipping in 1941, the only ports with any facilities being Dutch Harbor and Nome. m The weather is miserable.  However, the southern portion of the Bering Sea, near the Aleutian Islands, is a rich fishing ground.  Japanese fishing vessels exploited this fishery extensively in peacetime, and are thought to have surreptitiously mapped and sounded the entire region in the event of war.


Garfield (1965)

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