In December 2011, Washington became the first state in the nation to:
- Create a panel of leading science and policy experts to respond to this ocean health issue.
- Expand Washington’s shellfish resources.
- Promote clean-water commerce.
- Create more family-wage jobs dependent on healthy marine waters in our state.
Washington shellfish growers directly and indirectly employ more than 3,200 people and provide an estimated total economic contribution of $270 million per year.
Find a copy of the meeting materials, learn how to join the webinar and read more about the panel and its findings online at www.ecy.wa.gov/water/marine/oceanacidification.html.
Directions to the meeting are available at: www.evansuw.org/info/about/directions