Sen. Cantwell Urges Funding for Acidification Research Important to Shellfish Industry
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - March 27, 2015 -
Yesterday, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) led 20 Senators in a bipartisan letter urging "robust funding" for ocean acidification monitoring systems to protect the nation's $2.8 billion shellfish industry.
In the letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Cantwell called for continued support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Integrated Ocean Acidification Program and the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). Data from IOOS sensors and buoys along the nation's coasts have helped shellfish hatcheries determine when to shield their stocks from corrosive sea water.
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