On March 26-27th of 2007, NOAA convened a workshop to assess the state-of-knowledge of the impacts of
hypoxia on ecologically, commercially, and recreationally important fish and
The workshop focused on application of the science to coastal decision-making
in three coastal systems noted for seasonally recurring and persistent hypoxic
zones - Chesapeake Bay, Gulf of Mexico, and Lake Erie. The meeting objectives were
to assess the state-of-knowledge of hypoxia effects on fish and shellfish
populations in a way that can be used to evaluate the resource impact of alternative
management decisions, to develop recommendations for applying scientific tools for
the management/scientific tools (e.g. indicators, predictive models) for quantifying,
preventing and mitigating the effects of hypoxia on fisheries, and to identify research
priorities for advancing the state-of-knowledge on the ecological impacts of hypoxia.
The workshop was convened in coordination with the Northern Gulf Institute.
The white paper is now available
here. Presentations are available here