National Marine Fisheries Service - Southwest Fisheries Science Center Coastal California Fisheries research


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife Marine Region (Monterey) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region)
Document Title
National Marine Fisheries Service - Southwest Fisheries Science Center Coastal California Fisheries research
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to the National marine Fisheries Service - Southwesr Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) pursauant to Fish and Game Code section 2081(a) research in California State waters. The Section 2081(a) permits authorizes SWFSC to incidentally take Longfin Smelt, Coho Salmon, and Chinook salmon during the course of its research subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of this research has three components, study juvenile salmonids in their ocean habitat, assess year class strength of various rockfish and other young of the year groundfish species, and to obtain biological specimens of groundfish, flatfish, or roundfish for various biologival studies. Fish collection will be conducted aboard NOAA research vessels or contracted fishing vessels using trawl and hook and line gear.

Contact Information
Arn Aarreberg
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region
1933 Cliff Drive, Suite 9
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Phone : (707) 576-2889


Other Information
California coastal waters from the Mexican border in the south to the Oregon border in the north

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
class 6 - S; 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves research which will not result in a seriour or major disturbance to Longfin smelt, spirinchus thaleichthys, a threatened species, spring run chinook salmon, oncorhynchus tshawytscha, a threatened species, winter run chinook salmon, an endangered specis, Central California Coast ESU Coho Salmon.

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