Dungeness Crab Trap Surface Gear Limitations

Summary

SCH Number
2018098448
Lead Agency
Fish & Game Commission (California Department of Fish and Game Commission)
Document Title
Dungeness Crab Trap Surface Gear Limitations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/20/2018

Document Description
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 The proposed project would also ease the restriction on in-season trap retrieval as well as cleaning up outdated regulatory languages.

Contact Information
Craig Shuman
California Department of Fish and Game Commission
1416 Ninth Street, 12th floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (805) 568-1246

Location

Other Location Info
All state coastal ocean waters

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
class 7; 14 ccr 15307; general r
Reasons for Exemption
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.
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