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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 shellfish populations.

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

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