Marine Science Institure Discovery Voyage and Delta Discovery Voyage


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Marine Science Institure Discovery Voyage and Delta Discovery Voyage
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to the marine science institue (MSI) oursuant to Fish and Game Code section 2081 (a) for trawl surveys in San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento River Delta. The Section 2081 (a) permit authorizes the MSI to take longfin Smelt, Delta Smelt, and Chinook Salmon during the course of its survey subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of this survey is to provide a hands-on science education program for San Francisco Bay Area school children from 4th grade through college aboard the R/V Rovert G. Brownlee. The MSI will survey 3 stations within south and Central San Francisco Bay (San Matei Vrudge, Dumberton Bridge, South Hampton SHoal) and 1 station in the Sacramento River Delta (Broad Slough) using an otter trawl net. The surveys will ovvur year-round, january-february in the Sacramento River Delta and March-December in San Francisco Bay, twice daily, Monday through Saturday.

Contact Information

Arn aeerreberg
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Francisco
Other Location Info
Loction: San Francisco Bay

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306; class 6
Reasons for Exemption
The Project involves research and the collection of informatuin pertaining to fish species in San Francisco Bay which will not result in a serious major disturbance to Longfin Smelt, Spirinchu Thaleichthys, A threatened species, Delta SMelt, Hypomesus Transpacificus, an endangered species, spring run Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus Tshwaytscha, a threatened species, or winter run Chinook Salmon, an endangered species.

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