Projections of the economic impacts of ocean acidification can be developed by combining economic models with findings from laboratory experiments and ecological modelling projects. For example, these links can be made for port communities or specific fisheries through modeling changes in fish harvest. Researchers at Alaska Fisheries Science Center have developed bio-economic forecasts for the economically and culturally important species red king crab. Researchers at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center are developing projections of how regional port communities economies might be altered by potential changes in West Coast fisheries caused by ocean acidification.
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