Climate Change forces an industry to adapt or die – Bill Dewey – Taylor Shellfish Company

Will oysters survive in the ocean of the future?

May 29, 2019
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Will oysters survive in the ocean of the future? Business Class spoke with Bill Dewey of the Taylor Shellfish Company about being one of the first industries that had to face the impacts of climate change. Taylor Shellfish, founded in the 1890s, is a family owned company with over 500 employees in the Pacific Northwest. The company operates a shellfish farm, a chain of restaurants and needs it’s baby oysters to survive. In 2008 a crisis hit the company when all of the newly hatched oysters suddenly began to die. In this change or die story, Business Class looks at how a business has to react, not against competition, not against new taxes of policy changes, but to something as amorphous as CO2 and how it is changing the environment.

 

Dick Drobnick

Interviewed by Richard Drobnick, Director of the USC IBEAR MBA Program.

Climate Change forces an industry to adapt or die – Bill Dewey – Taylor Shellfish Company

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Bill Dewey – Director of Public Affairs – Taylor Shellfish

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