Georgetown, Oct 17. -Caribbean countries that depend on tourism and fishing are preparing to test the acidity of the regional seas, associated with the increased absorption of greenhouse gases, official sources announced.
“I am very positive that we will have things going by next year,” said the Executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism, Milton Haughton, adding that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will help with the project.
During the recently held annual meeting of agriculture ministers in Barbados, Haughton explained that the Caribbean will also establish laboratories and train personnel to conduct future tests.
Scientists believe that the increased acidity is caused by the sea's absorption of carbon emissions. (Taken from Prensa Latina)