Carbon pollution threatens fishing industry

www.environmentalleader.com, 20 Aug 2014 15:18

Commercial fisheries in Alaska are increasingly threatened by ocean acidification, according to research led by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), reports Environmental Leader. The Alaskan fishing industry supports more than 100,000 jobs and generates more than $5 billion in annual revenue. Fishery-related tourism also brings in $300 million annually. The research, published online in Progress in Oceanography, finds many of Alaska’s economically valuable marine fisheries are located in waters that are already experiencing ocean acidification, and will see more in the near future.

 

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