Maine to Address Ocean Acidification

Bar Harbor Lobster Boats, photo by joedevenney.com
Bar Harbor Lobster Boats, photo by joedevenney.com

Maine Insights: The [Maine] Legislative Council on Thursday [November 21] voted to reverse an earlier decision to reject a bill to address ocean acidification for the upcoming legislative session in January [2014].

The measure sponsored by Rep. Mick Devin, would establish an 11-member commission to study and address the negative effects of ocean acidification. If left unchecked, ocean acidification could cause major losses to Maine’s major inshore shellfisheries, including clams, oysters, lobsters, shrimp and sea urchins, risking thousands of jobs and billions of dollars to the state’s economy.

Read more on Maine’s move to address ocean acidification.