Rebecca A. Mabardy, George G. Waldbusser, Flaxen Conway and Christine S. Olsen. 2015. Perception and Response of the U.S. West Coast Shellfish Industry to Ocean Acidification: The Voice of the Canaries in the Coal Mine. Journal of Shellfish Research 34(2)

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Literature
Publication: 
Rebecca A. Mabardy, George G. Waldbusser, Flaxen Conway and Christine S. Olsen. 2015. Perception and Response of the U.S. West Coast Shellfish Industry to Ocean Acidification: The Voice of the Canaries in the Coal Mine. Journal of Shellfish Research 34(2):565-572.
Year Published: 
2015
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The U.S. West Coast shellfish industry continues to be one of the first to feel the effects of climatic extremes, and therefore knows the economic damage these events can have on its livelihood. Ocean acidification was pegged as the dominant factor that led to past declines in shellfish populations, so scientists from Oregon State University decided to survey the shellfish industry to measure their concern toward this indirect effect of increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Scientists surveyed 86 members of shellfish industries stationed in either Washington, Oregon, or California.

Category: 
Ocean Acidification, Shellfish, Commercial Fishing