NOAA Fisheries-SWFSC 2014 Reserach Surveys

Summary

SCH Number
2014068116
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife, Eastern Sierra-Inland Deserts Region (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eastern Sierra-Inland Deserts Region)
Document Title
NOAA Fisheries-SWFSC 2014 Reserach Surveys
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/6/2014

Document Description
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to the NOAA Fisheries-Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2081(a) for four surveys: a highly migratory species survey, a juvenile thresher shark survey, coastal pelagic species trawl survey and a swordfish and albacore longline/troll survey. The section 2081(a) permit authorizes SWFSC to take white shark during the course of its survey subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of the surveys is to collect fisheries independent data on a variety of species including blue, mako and thresher shark, swordfish; albacore; and coastal pelagic species (Pacific mackerel, jack mackerel, Pacific sardine, northern anchovy). The SWFSC will use monofilament. THe long line and troll gears will be deployed in deeper waters, and the midwater trawl and hook-and-line gears will be deployed at the surface.

Contact Information
Traci Larinto
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region
4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite C
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Phone : (562) 342-7111

Location

Other Location Info
Ocean waters between the California/Oregon Border and the U.S./Mexico Border.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306 - Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
Research and the collection of information pertaining to blue shark, thresher shark, swordfish, albacore, and coastal pelagic species which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to white shark.
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