Maryland Ocean Acidification Task Force

The Task Force to Study the Impact of Ocean Acidification on State Waters mission is to:

  1. Analyze the best available science regarding ocean acidification and the potential effects of acidification on the ecology of State waters and on State fisheries.
  2. Make recommendations regarding potential strategies to mitigate the effects of acidification on State waters and on State fisheries.

View the full text of the bill that formed the task force here: HB118

Task Force Chair:

Eric Schwaab
Chief Conservation Officer, National Aquarium Baltimore

Click here to see the final report of the Task Force


Clickable logos of Task Force members Links to Maryland Dept. of Natural ResourcesLinks to Maryland Dept. of the EnvironmentLinks to the Hollywood Oyster CompanyLinks to the Chesapeake Bay FoundationLinks to the National Aquariam in BaltimoreLinks to the Maryland Watermens AssociationLinks to the Univ. of Maryalnd Center for Environmental ScienceLinks to the General Assembly of Maryland  

Maryland Ocean Acidification Action Plan 2020

(Updated June 2022)

Maryland’s commitment to being a global leader in combating ocean acidification is reflected in this science based plan with three components:

  1. Reducing the causes and increasing resilience,
  2. improving scientific understanding and,
  3. expanding public awareness and partnerships for action.
  4. Maryland Department of the EnvironmentMaryland Dept of Natural Resources 
    University of Maryland Center for Environmental ScienceInternational Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification