Microplastic Particles in Coastal and Ocean Resources Study


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region (CDFW)
Document Title
Microplastic Particles in Coastal and Ocean Resources Study
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to Moss Landing Marine Laboratory - Marine Pollution Studies Lab (MLML) pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2081(a) to sample fish in San Francisco and Tomales Bay for the Microplastic Particles in Coastal and Ocean Resources Study. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes the MLML to incidentally take Longfin Smelt, Coho Salmon, and Chinook Salmon during the course of its sampling subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of this survey is to identify the major management questions arising from microplastic particles in the marine environment and develop a Microplastics Strategy and outline research needs. The MLML study will survey multiple sites within San Francisco and Tomales Bays to collect fish and sediment. Covered methods of take are limited to an otter trawl net.

Contact Information

Arn Aarreberg
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Francisco
Tomales Bay
Other Location Info
Tomales Bays

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15306, Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
The Project involves research and the collection of information pertaining to management and human health which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to Longfin Smelt, Spirinchus thaleichthys, a threatened species, spring run Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, a threatened species, winter run Chinook Salmon, and endangered species, and Coho Salmon south of Punta Gorda, Oncorhynchus kisutch, and endangered species.

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