2018 Biennial OAH Council Report

The OAH Council is pleased to announce the
completion of their first report!

                      

The Council has met monthly from January to August 2018 to develop their report and made recommendations in five key areas:

 


Complementary with the OAH Council goals, Oregon is also partnering with the States of Washington and California as well as the Province of British Columbia to collaboratively build recommendations and actions that incorporate the unique needs and values of each jurisdiction, while also creating a unified regional strategy. The work of Oregon’s OAH Council will become part of this regional strategy, through the creation of Oregon’s OAH Action Plan. Oregon’s OAH Action Plan, to be finished by mid-2019, will describe state and local actions that will make a difference for Oregon in facing ocean acidification and hypoxia, as we plan for a more resilient future.

 

Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia

In 2017, the passage of Oregon Senate Bill 1039 created the Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH Council) to provide recommendations and guidance for the State of Oregon on how to respond to this issue.

Oregon was one of the first places in the world to observe the direct impacts of ocean acidification - oyster hatchery production collapsed in 2007.  Acidification continues to challenge oyster aquaculture productivity and has caused some producers to move operations elsewhere.  Also of great concern, acidification and hypoxia events are continuing to intensify and there are now clear signs that they are undermining the rich ocean ecosystem food web.  Oregon’s iconic fisheries and the coastal communities that depend on them — both of which quintessentially define the world-renowned Oregon Coast — are at risk.

The sponsors of Senate Bill 1039, Senator Arnie Roblan (D) and Senator Jeff Kruse (R), recognized that Oregonians depend on our healthy coastal environment for fisheries, tourism, and recreation. They created the OAH Council to assemble interests that are currently and potentially impacted by OAH in Oregon. The OAH Council forum is composed of members of State agencies, academic experts, stakeholders, and Tribal interests, who will collaboratively develop recommendations, and advise the State on the implementation of actions to support the sustainability of Oregon’s ocean as OAH intensifies.           

 


OAH Council Members – the list of 13 members and their representation

Meeting Information– includes dates, agendas, minutes, recordings

Council Resources – learn about the OAH Council and its work

Stay Updated – how to subscribe to email lists that will keep you informed of the OAH Council and other ocean policy issues in Oregon


 

Meeting Information & Resources

See below or the calendar at the top right of the page to stay up to date with upcoming OAH Council meeting and events.  Additional meeting resources including presentation slides and recordings, can be found in the OAH Council Documents tab.

 

Meeting Resources

December 3rd 2018

        Meeting Agenda

October 25th 2018

        Meeting Summary

        Meeting Agenda

August 17th 2018

       NO Meeting Agenda - Recording only

July 18th 2018

        Meeting Summary

        Meeting Agenda

June 25th 2018

        Meeting Summary

       Meeting Agenda

May 23rd 2018

        Meeting Summary

        Meeting Agenda

April 17th 2018

        Meeting Summary

        Meeting Agenda

March 20th 2018

        Meeting Summary

        Meeting Agenda

February 26th 2018

        Meeting Summary

        Meeting Agenda

January 25th 2018

        Meeting Summary

        Meeting Agenda

 


  folder All OAH Council Documents


Introductory OAH Council Documents

These documents are part of the OAH Council Member Informational Packet and will be discussed at the January 25, 2018 Meeting

 
*All OAH Council documents are also available through the documents module in the right margin of all OAH Council pages.

 

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