Amend S: 29.15, Title 14, CCR, Abalone take reduction due bad environment conditions


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC)
Document Title
Amend S: 29.15, Title 14, CCR, Abalone take reduction due bad environment conditions
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A combination of environment and biological stressors has greatly reduce abalone populations due to starvation conditions. In 2016, the Commission took emergency action to reduce the annual take limit and close the season in April and November. This project will continue the emergency regulations protection.

Contact Information

Valerie Termini
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Game Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15307,15308
Reasons for Exemption
The Commission relied for purposes of CEQA on the Class 7 and 8 categorical exemptions. In General, both exemptions apply to agency actions to protect natural resources and the environment. The regulations define annual fishing seasons and daily and yearly bag limits. A combination of unprecented environmental and biological stressors began to take their toll on abalone populations, including warmer than normal waters and decreasing food resources, leading to starvation conditions.

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