Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA Fish Skeleton Research and Educational Collection


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife Marine Region (Monterey) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region)
Document Title
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA Fish Skeleton Research and Educational Collection
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2081(a) for research in California state waters. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes UCLA to incidentally take Longfin Smelt, Coho Salmon, and Chinook Salmon during the course of its educational subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of this fish collection is to sample a variety of marine fish for collection and analysis of the fish skeletons as it relates to archeological finds. Fish collection will be conducted on shoreline or aboard research vessels using a variety of collection methods including trawl nets, hook and line, and beach seines.

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

Phone : (858) 627-3985


Other Location Info
Project Location: California statewide coatsal waters including the Channel Islands.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15306, Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves research which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to Longfin Smelt, Spirinchus thaleichthys, a threatened species, Winter Run Chinook Salmon, and endangered species, and Central California Coast ESY Coho Salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, and endangered species.

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