Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Province of British Columbia – Canada
In 2019, the Province of British Columbia (BC) completed a Preliminary Strategic Climate Risk Assessment that identified ocean acidification’s potential impact on fisheries and aquaculture as a climate risk in need of further assessment. The BC Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) Action Plan is underway to address this need by developing strategies to better understand, mitigate, and adapt to the impacts of OAH on fisheries and aquaculture sectors and dependent coastal communities.
Phase 1 of the plan is bringing together expert and community input through a series of virtual workshops designed to establish the state of knowledge related to OAH in BC’s coastal waters, capture perspectives from harvesters, seafood producers, and coastal communities, and determine adaptation and mitigation practices and policies that may reduce vulnerability to OAH. Phase two of the project will implement actions that enhance collaboration, understanding, and awareness of OAH in BC’s coastal waters.
This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability (OARS)
Start date: 01/06/2021
End date: 31/03/2026
Lead Contact: Myron Roth (Myron.Roth@gov.bc.ca)