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Watching the water: Virginia hatcheries monitor water chemistry

by Kelsey Abbott

TIDEWATER REGION, VA – In the last few years, shellfish growers in the Pacific Northwest and in Maine have taken action to monitor their waters for changes in water chemistry, including those that indicate ocean acidification.

Now, thanks to what Oyster Seed Holdings owner Mike Congrove calls “a realization spawned by a really crappy year,” growers in Virginia will now also closely monitor their waters for changes in chemistry and alkalinity. Last June, Congrove’s hatchery here struggled with low larval production.

 

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