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OECS countries examining impacts of acidic ocean on economies

1 June 15 - Member States of the OECS have begun to examine the impacts of a more acidic ocean on their economies. During a two-day workshop, which closed in Saint Lucia last Wednesday (May 27th,) PhD Candidate and facilitator, Rachel Allen described the event as “the start” of a process of taking stock of the issue of ocean acidification, and its potential to reduce availability of food, wipe away livelihoods and diminish growth in key sectors such as fisheries and tourism.