Pacific Herring Commercial Fishing in Ocean Waters

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish and Game Commission (California Fish and Game Commission)
Document Title
Pacific Herring Commercial Fishing in Ocean Waters
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation

Document Description
NOTE: Supplemental Environmental Document The project to be described is commercial fishing as an element of the Department's Pacific herring management program. The locations of the project are San Francisco Bay, Tomales Bay, Humboldt Bay and Crescent City Harbor. Herring are primarily harvested for their roe (eggs) during the months of December through March (spawning season) using small mesh gill nets to take whole fish. The existing herring fishery is closely regulated through a catch quota system. Other management options under which the fishery has been conducted and which are available to the Commission include, but are not limited to, a limit on the number of permittees, seasons, gear restrictions, closed fishing areas, and landing and monitoring restrictions.

Contact Information
John J. Mello
California Fish and Game Commission
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (707) 441-5755


Cross Streets
Statewide/All coastal counties
Other Location Info
all coastal counties

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Marine Resources Planning)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Harvest
Project Issues
Biological Resources Coastal Zone Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Noise Recreation/Parks Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning California Native American Heritage Commission California State Lands Commission Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region Department of Water Resources Resources Agency San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality

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