Coastal Conservancy, California State
(California State Coastal Conservancy)
The Central Coast Groundfish Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The Central Coast Groundfish Project will assess new sustainable approaches to the Central Coast groundfish fishery in California. The project will consists of three components: 1. Community-based Fishing Association ; 2. Conservation Fishing Agreement; and 3. Directed Trawl Impact Study.
The component of this project involving fishing activiites is statutorily exempt in that these activities will occur outside of California state waters and will be conducted pursuant to trawl permits issued by NOAA Fisheries in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.