OSU Secures Grant to Study Shellfish Industry

Oregon State University has received a $673,000 federal grant through NOAA Fisheries to study how ocean acidification affects the shellfish industry.

“Through this grant support from NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program OSU scientists will take an interdisciplinary approach to advance further understanding of the complex social, economic and environmental issues associated with ocean acidification and the shellfish industry to help inform practical and impactful methods of adaptation,” said OSU spokeswoman Cynthia Sagers.

“Oregon’s economy depends on the health of our oceans and coastal communities,” said Representative Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon. “Ocean acidification threatens our valuable fisheries and thousands of jobs.”

OSU was one of three universities to receive two-year grants through a competitive, merit-based process under the new Ocean Acidification Regional Vulnerability Assessment Competition