2019 CA commercial Dungeness Crab Spring Closure


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife (Headquarters), Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - Sacramento (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning )
Document Title
2019 CA commercial Dungeness Crab Spring Closure
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Statewide closure of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery starting on April 15.

Contact Information

CA Dept Fish and Wildlife
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090


Cross Streets
ocean waters statewide

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15307 (Class 7); 15308 (Class 8)
Reasons for Exemption
See NOE for full details. The proposed project will close the commercial Dungeness crab fishery in response to a significant marine life entanglement risk. Lines and buoys of Dungeness crab traps pose a marine life entanglement risk, especially for whales migrating through California waters. The closure will have the overall effect of reducing the entanglement risk by removing traps from the marine environment, and thereby is the proper subject of CEQA's Class 7 and 8 categorical exemptions. See NOE for full details.


Notice of Exemption
2019048045   PDF 135 K

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