Crab, Salmon Fishermen Describe Dire State Of Their Industry

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Article courtesy of Amy Quinton | Feb 11, 2016 | Capital Public Radio | Shared as educational material

Lawmakers heard from California state agencies, fishermen and scientists about the state of fisheries along the West Coast. Most of the news was not good. California crab fishermen are struggling to pay mortgages, levels of a toxin in the ocean are “unprecedented,” and salmon are struggling to survive in the drought. In warm waters, certain algae produces domoic acid, a toxin that’s tainted Dungeness crab and other shellfish. Read more about it here: http://www.capradio.org/articles/2016/02/11/california-fishermen-struggle-to-make-ends-meet/.

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