Biennial Pacific Hake, Merluccius productus, Integrated Acoustic and Trawl Survey


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife, Eastern Sierra-Inland Deserts Region (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eastern Sierra-Inland Deserts Region)
Document Title
Biennial Pacific Hake, Merluccius productus, Integrated Acoustic and Trawl Survey
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes NWFSC to take white shark during the course of its survey subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of this survey is to continue a coastwide time series of estimates of abundance and age composition to be used in the Pacific hake stock assessment which estimates stock abundance. The NWFSC will use a combination of acoustic sampling using a Simrad EK60 echo sounder system at depths of 100-4920 feet (30-1500 meters) while traveling at 8-10 knots (15-19 kilometers per hour). After receiving an acoustic signal, a trawl net will be deployed to verify species composition.

Contact Information
Traci Larinto
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eastern Sierra-Inlan
4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite C
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Phone : (562) 342-7111


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, 15307 - Class 6, 7
Reasons for Exemption
Research andthe collection of information pertaining to Pacific hake which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to white shark.

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