Nearshore Fishery Management Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC)
Document Title
Nearshore Fishery Management Plan
Document Type
OTH - Other Document

Document Description
The Marine Life Management Act (MLMA) sets sustainability as an overall goal for the fishery management system (Fish and Game Code (FGC) section 7056). Within the definition of sustainability, the MLMA includes not only the maintenance of fishery populations, but also the fullest possible range of present and long-term benefits, ecological benefits, and biological diversity (FGC section 99.5). The MLMA calls for achieving its primary goal of sustainability by meeting several objectives: -preventing overfishing, -rebuilding depressed stocks, -ensuring conservation, and -promoting habitat protection and restoration To this end, fishery management plans (FMPs) must contain measures that will be used for the conservation and management of the fishery (FGC section 7082). Among other measures, the MLMA mentions area and time closures, size limits, gear restrictions, and restricted access. The Department proposes to meet these requirements and the goals and objectives of the Nearshore Fishery Management Plan (NFMP) by employing five management measures. Each of these measures addresses an aspect of fishery management; together they form an integral approach to meeting the MLMA guidelines for sustainability.

Contact Information
Robert Treanor
California Department of Fish and Game Commission
Lead/Public Agency
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-4899


Del Norte Humboldt Marin Mendocino Sonoma
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

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Development Type
Other (Marine Resources Planning)
Project Issues
Air Quality Coastal Zone Cumulative Effects Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Wildlife Nearshore Fishery
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Protection Commission Department of Water Resources Resources Agency San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality

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