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Ocean acidification raises economic concerns for shellfish hatcheries

Jul 5, 2022
Lower pH water, caused by higher carbon dioxide emissions, can kill baby oysters as they fight for minerals to grow their shells.
Oceans are the most acidic they’ve been in 26,000 years, according to the World Meteorological Organization. That can impact the development of shellfish, like the ones fishermen depend on for income.
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Could kelp help mitigate ocean acidification?

Feb 22, 2018
Seawater's changing chemistry is making it harder for oysters and other shellfish to grow.
Stephen Schreck, left, and Ryan Cox of Puget Sound Restoration Fund collect kelp samples.
Greg Davis

Toxic algae bloom endangers Washington livelihoods

Jul 8, 2015
State's Dungeness fishery has kept its crab pots idle for weeks.

Restaurants shell out for high-priced scallops

Jan 7, 2015
Catch limits and a short season are driving up the the price of Maine scallops.

Gulf oyster producers prepare for Isaac

Aug 27, 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac is poised to make landfall on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As it churns in the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans business owners and residents are preparing for yet another potential disaster.