Crab fishermen sue 30 oil firms over climate change

Crab fishermen sue 30 oil firms over climate change

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On Wednesday, associations representing California crab fishermen filed suit against 30 fossil fuel companies seeking to make the companies pay for the harm global warming has caused to California’s fisheries.

The lawsuit, filed in California state superior court by the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, is the first legal action by a private industry group seeking to hold the fossil fuel companies responsible for major losses attributed to global warming…

Read Full Article; Guardian UK (11-14-2018)

Warmer West Coast ocean conditions linked to increased risk of toxic shellfish; NOAA (01-09-2017)

California’s Crab Fiasco Is Worse for Marine Life Than Humans; WIRED (11-06-2015)

California health officials issue warning against crab consumption, CNN (11-04-2015)
Due to the detection of dangerous levels of domoic acid, Dungeness and rock crabs caught in waters between the Oregon borders and the southern Santa Barbara County line pose a “significant risk to the public if consumed,” the California Department of Public Health said in a release…

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