"Acidic Waters Killing Off Millions of Scallops Along the West Coast"

"B.C. fishermen are struggling to deal with catastrophic losses as millions of scallops and oysters are dying off in record numbers along the West Coast -- a crisis experts suggest is being caused by an increase in fossil fuels in the atmosphere, leading to a rise in ocean acidity.

Rob Saunders, CEO of Island Scallops in B.C., says the rapid decrease in scallop populations has cost him millions in revenue.

'By June of 2013, we lost almost 95 per cent of our crops,' he told CTV News."

CTV News had the story March 16, 2014.

Monday, March 17, 2014