The Commission

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 loading
  • Identifying gaps and recommending improvements in water quality monitoring, including monitoring pH and evaluating its impact on the impaired waters designation of water bodies
  • Recommending strategies for enhancing capacities for improving water quality
  • Examining 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.

Details of the new chapter can be found on the New Hampshire General Court website.

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