Fish & Game Commission
(California Department of Fish and Game Commission)
Dungeness Crab Trap Surface Gear Limitations
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The proposed project would reduce the total portion of a deployed Dungeness crab trap that is floating on the surface, which would reduce interactions with migrating whales. The proposed project would also ease the restriction on in-season trap retrieval as well as cleaning up outdated regulatory languages.
ule; 14 CCR 15061b3
Class 7 categorical exemption exempts actions for the protection of natural resources. The proposed action would reduce interactions between fishing gears and migrating whales and facilitate less trap loss. Common sense exemption exempts agency actions that do not have any potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. The cleanup items would not lead to any substantive regulatory change.