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In 2012, OCB released a position statement regarding its stance on commercially driven ocean fertilization experiments that do not adhere to international protocols. OCB continues to be in support of scientifically rigorous, well-controlled ocean fertilization experiments that comply with international protocols for ocean dumping and marine pollution. However, given the current lack of scientific consensus on the impacts of iron addition on marine food webs, OCB recommends that more research be conducted with a focus on food web dynamics and higher trophic level impacts before using ocean seeding as a means of restoring commercial fisheries.