The N.H. Coastal Marine Natural Resources & Environment Commission investigates, monitors, and proposes prevention and mitigation strategies for emerging environmental threats in coastal and Great Bay waters, including but not limited to warming of waters, ocean acidification, and nutrient loading, which impacts fish, shellfish, and the food chain thereof.
The next commission meeting is scheduled and open to the public. Bill Mook from Maine Oyster Farm will speak about his work into the effects of ocean acidification on his oyster farming business in Maine, Mook Sea Farm.
The New Hampshire Coastal Marine Natural Resources and Environment Commission is tasked with: Investigating, monitoring, and proposing prevention and mitigation strategies for emerging environmental threats in coastal and Great Bay waters, including but not limited to warming of waters, ocean acidification, sedimentation, and nutrient loadingIdentifying gaps and recommending improvements in water quality monitoring, including monitoring pH and evaluating its impact on the impaired waters designation of water bodiesRecommending strategies for enhancing capacities for improving water qualityExamining the Blue Carbon credit program for sea grass promotion and oyster bed restoration
This commission will meet monthly until the Final Report is submitted on or before November 1, 2018. The commission also elected Steve Couture as Secretary and Erik Chapman and Commission Chair.