For Bill Mook, coastal acidification is one thing his oyster hatchery cannot afford to ignore.
Mook Sea Farm depends on seawater from the Gulf of Maine pumped into a Quonset hut-style building where tiny oysters are grown in tanks. Mook sells these tiny oysters to other oyster farmers or transfers them to his oyster farm on
Our federal partners in ocean acidification research meet officially through the IWG-OA, which NOAA chairs.
The Federal Ocean Acidification Research And Monitoring Act (FOARAM), called for the Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology to establish an Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification (IWG-OA). The IWG-OA advises and assists the Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology on matters related to ocean acidification, including coordination of Federal activities on ocean acidification and other interagency activities as outlined in FOARAM. These agencies have come together to provide a thoughtful, strategic approach to understand and address the rapidly emerging problem of ocean acidification.