Sea scallops coming aboard a commercial vessel. (Photo Credit: NOAA)
(UNITED STATES, 5/11/2015)
Good management has brought the USD 559 million United States sea scallop fishery back from the brink of collapse over the past 20 years. However, its current fishery management plan does not account for longer-term environmental change like ocean warming and acidification that may affect the fishery in the future. A group of researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service, and Ocean Conservancy hope to change that.