Ocean Acidification – lab research to fisheries, economic, and ecosystem forecasts
Ocean acidification is expected to impact Arctic and subarctic regions faster and more intensively than other parts of the world, and researchers are working to investigate how and when this might affect commercial species. This panel will focus on the lucrative crab stocks in the Bering Sea. NOAA scientists have explored the physiological response of red king crab and Tanner crab to ocean acidification, the stock assessment and bioeconomic projections based on this research, and how global climate models can integrate ocean acidification and other factors to give us insights into future fisheries. The panel will also describe the efforts of the Ocean Acidification Network to engage with and disseminate information to fishing communities.