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Lucrative Dungeness crab fishery faces threat from acidic oceans

Lucrative Dungeness crab fishery faces threat from acidic oceans | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it

Hugh Link, executive director of the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, said his group is concerned about anything that affects the resources, including the high levels of domoic acid that delayed or temporarily closed Dungeness commercial crabbing last year.

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Challenges facing future fisheries

Challenges facing future fisheries | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it

But research on Australian reef fish showed the larvae of some fish species are affected by low pH. They can lose their sense of direction, be more reckless and lose their sense of risk aversion around predators, programme leader and ocean biogeochemistry expert at the NIWA Dr Cliff Law says.

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Carbon Pollution Could Be A Big Problem For Northwest Crab Business

Carbon Pollution Could Be A Big Problem For Northwest Crab Business | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
Increased carbon emissions are putting Puget Sound Dungeness crabs at risk, according to new research from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in
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'"Hugh Link, executive director of the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, said the industry has been concerned about ocean acidifcation but was previously unsure of how it would affect Dungeness crab in particular.

"Any business that's got a vested interest in providing product from the Pacific Ocean needs to be concerned about this. It's a very large subject," Link said. "We've made a point of working with researchers any way we can. If there's a problem in the future, we want to be right on top of it with them, helping them any way we can to protect our interest."'
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Porlock Bay oysters harvested for first time in 100 years - BBC News

Porlock Bay oysters harvested for first time in 100 years - BBC News | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
Thousands of oysters are harvested in a Somerset village for the first time in almost 100 years.
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Bay Journal - Article: Rediscovering a taste for Chesapeake scallops

Bay Journal - Article: Rediscovering a taste for Chesapeake scallops | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
Virginia aquaculture company testing market for long-lost Bay shellfish
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CHROME - Official Trailer

"'CHROME, the new film from Conservation Hawks, celebrates the joy and passion of fly fishing for steelhead while educating anglers on the looming threats of climate change and ocean acidification."

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Lobsterman lawmaker wants $3 million Maine bond to fight ocean acidity

Lobsterman lawmaker wants $3 million Maine bond to fight ocean acidity | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
AUGUSTA, Maine — Lawmakers on Thursday unveiled four bills related to efforts to slow the acidification of Maine’s coastal waters, which threatens many of the species that make up Maine’s lucrative fishing industry. Rep. Mick Devin, D-Newcastle and the most vocal voice in the fight against acidification, said the arithmetic [...] Maine news, sports, politics and election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
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Four bills were released on Thursday that would help slow acidification in coastal Maine. 
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The (human) future of Alaska's fisheries

Find the latest news, crime, weather, business and community information from juneauempire.com and the Juneau Empire.
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Rise of acidic oceans spikes price of B.C. shellfish

Rise of acidic oceans spikes price of B.C. shellfish | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it

"It means the product will become more expensive with time," said Roberta Stevenson who speaks for the BC Shellfish Grower's Association. "Always when you have more demand than supply we are able to raise our prices."

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How Maine lobsters’ future could depend on seaweed that surrounds them

How Maine lobsters’ future could depend on seaweed that surrounds them | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
The survival of Maine’s iconic fishery depends on an effective response to climate change and ocean acidification. As a result, the fate of Maine lobsters and seaweed could be inextricably linked. Maine news, sports, politics and election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
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Ocean Changes Force B.C. Scallops Into Make Or Break Moment

Ocean Changes Force B.C. Scallops Into Make Or Break Moment | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
The scallop farmer's acid test.
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Maine isn’t doing enough to protect Gulf from effects of climate change - Central Maine

Maine isn’t doing enough to protect Gulf from effects of climate change - Central Maine | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
Some say the state needs more funding to collect data, monitor waterways and assess the impact of acidification.
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Rebirth on the bay · Industries | Virginia Business

Rebirth on the bay · Industries | Virginia Business | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it

Already the largest clam producer by aquaculture in the country, Virginia also can claim its place as the largest oyster producer on the East Coast. 

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Seafood's new normal: An ecosystem at risk

Seafood's new normal: An ecosystem at risk | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it

More disturbing are signs that the recent changes to the Pacific Ocean could represent the new normal.

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Acidifying Waters Put Dungeness Crabs at Risk

Acidifying Waters Put Dungeness Crabs at Risk | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
New research shows acidification caused by carbon dioxide kills and stunts baby Dungeness crabs.
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Southern Cross Sea Farms

Southern Cross Sea Farms | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
Southern Cross Sea Farms stands as a shining star for seafood lovers with some of the best tasting clams raised and harvested in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Oyster hatchery sows pearls of wisdom on climate change

Oyster hatchery sows pearls of wisdom on climate change | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
WALPOLE, Maine (AP) — Say “infrastructure” and most people think roads and bridges, not tubes and valves. But to Bill Mook, the black box in the basement of his oyster hatchery is every bit as fundamental as the basic facilities and structures that serve as a community’s framework.
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The Seas Will Save Us: How an Army of Ocean Farmers Is Starting an Economic Revolution

The Seas Will Save Us: How an Army of Ocean Farmers Is Starting an Economic Revolution | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
Ocean farming isn’t just about food, it’s about transforming a workforce and restoring the sea.
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Ocean Acidification and Oyster Farming - TechKnow

Ocean Acidification and Oyster Farming - TechKnow | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
Oysters have been surviving at an alarmingly low rate. Oyster nurseries have had to ramp up production of spat, or baby oysters, only to see the numbers o
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Investigating ocean acidification | NIWA

Investigating ocean acidification | NIWA | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it

Marine biologist Graeme Moss (left) and Principal Technician Neil Barr at NIWA's newly completed ocean acidification facility at Greta Point, Wellington.

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Maine to consider creation of ocean acidification council

Maine to consider creation of ocean acidification council | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
A Maine legislative panel will consider the possibility of creating a permanent council with a focus on ocean acidification, which some scientists and lawmakers say is a threat to the state's seafood industry.
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B.C. shellfish farmers fear polluted sea water could ruin oyster and scallop beds

B.C. shellfish farmers fear polluted sea water could ruin oyster and scallop beds | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it

"Ocean acidification caused by increasing carbon dioxide was blamed for the shutdown of the Washington oyster fishery last year and B.C. could be next, partially for the same reason, said Rob Saunders, owner of Island Scallops at Qualicum Beach.

 

Island Scallops, which provides seed oysters and scallops for farmers, lost 90 per cent of its oyster larvae last year, he said."

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B.C. shellfish farmers burned by increasingly acidic ocean

B.C. shellfish farmers burned by increasingly acidic ocean | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
Three years after devastating losses, British Columbia scallop farmers are still waiting for signs their industry will recover
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Ocean acidification threatens future of aquaculture, shellfish industries

Ocean acidification threatens future of aquaculture, shellfish industries | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
Some native species simply won’t survive the changes in water chemistry that are on the horizon, researchers say.
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Oysters, Alabama Style

Oysters, Alabama Style | Changing Chemistry - The People Impacted by Ocean Acidification | Scoop.it
Great Southern musicians, chefs, farmers, artists, bartenders, scientists,
innovators, writers: We're telling their stories. The Bitter Southerner
exists to explore, from every possible angle, the duality of the Southern
thing.
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An article on oyster aquaculture in Alabama and the Gulf. 

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