Toxics in Fish
Priorities for 2018-2022 focus on accelerating progress toward recovery of the Toxics in Fish Vital Sign.
The strategies outlined below are based on the pre-work completed for the Toxics in Fish Implementation Strategy and on approaches detailed from LIO Ecosystem Recovery Plans. The Stormwater Strategic Initiative Advisory Team identified Regional Priority approaches to reduce loading of toxic chemicals, and ways to better treat water that is already burdened with toxic chemicals. In addition to the LIO Ecosystem Recovery Plans, Regional Priority approaches rely heavily on work done to develop Chemical Action Plans (CAPs) that address the indicator target chemicals. The Regional Priority approaches also encourage exploring options to ensure complete indicator target coverage, by developing CAPs to include the full suite of indicator pollutants. Additionally, these strategies explore opportunities to address air quality that may create water quality problems. These Regional Priorities were identified as the most pressing work to undertake to reach our TIF indicator targets.