Interagency Working Group On The Harmful Algal Bloom And Hypoxia Research And Control Amendments Act

2016-01-07T14:14:16+00:00 January 7, 2016|
2013 Harmful Algae Bloom (HABs) at Research Buildingof the Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory (Credit: Ohio Sea Grant)

(Click to enlarge) 2013 Harmful Algae Bloom (HABs) at Research Buildingof the Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory (Credit: Ohio Sea Grant)

The National Ocean Service (NOS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) publishes this notice to announce town hall-style webinars to promote discussion between federal representatives and stakeholders on topics related to harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxia occurring in the Great Lakes region.

(From the Federal Register) — These webinars are being conducted in accordance with the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014 (HABHRCA), which directs federal agencies to advance the understanding of HAB and hypoxia events, and to respond to, detect, predict, control, and mitigate these events to the greatest extent possible.

Through these webinars, the Interagency Working Group on HABHRCA (IWG-HABHRCA) seeks to engage a wide range of stakeholders in the Great lakes region, including scientists, resource managers, agricultural producers, commercial and recreational fishermen, other industry interests, international and non-profit organizations, and the interested public.

Read the full article here: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/01/07/2016-00018/interagency-working-group-on-the-harmful-algal-bloom-and-hypoxia-research-and-control-amendments-act