WASHINGTON — A California congresswoman is pushing for more funding to explore the potential for increasingly acidic oceans to harm sea life — and the related fisheries — off her coast.
Rep. Lois Capps, a Democrat whose district covers all of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, introduced legislation last week that would direct additional federal money for research projects that would help understand the impact acidification may have on the seafood industry.
“They are very fearful of the future,” she said in an interview, talking about seafood producers from her district. “The warning sounds — the alarms — have come from both academia and the industry, and it’s a very powerful combination.”
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