Directed Research Tagging Study of Junvenile White Sharks, Carcharodon carcharias

Summary

SCH Number
2014068205
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife, Eastern Sierra-Inland Deserts Region (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eastern Sierra-Inland Deserts Region)
Document Title
Directed Research Tagging Study of Junvenile White Sharks, Carcharodon carcharias
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/12/2014

Document Description
The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes incidental take of white shark during the course of the tagging study subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of this study is to determine essential habitat and forage resources for juvenile white sharks in their nursery area, evaluate potential threats to juvenile white sharks in their nursery area; determine survivial rate and rate of recruitment from juvenile to adult white sharks, and determine juvenile white shark seasonal migratory cycle. White sharks will be located using an airplane and spotter pilot and captured using a commercial purse seine vessel.

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

Phone : (562) 342-7111

Location

Other Location Info
Nearshore ocean waters of the Southern California Bight (Point Conception to the U.S./Mexico border).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306, 15307 - Class 6, 7
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves research and thecollection of information pertaining to white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, a candidate species for listing as threatened or endangered, but will not result in a serious or major disturbance to white shark.
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