Amend sections 27.60, 28.60, 163, 163.1, 163.5, 164 and 705; add Section 28.62; add Article 6, sections 55.00, 55.01 and 55.02, Title 14, California Code of Reg

Summary

SCH Number
2019100404
Lead Agency
Fish and Game Commission (California Fish and Game Commission)
Document Title
Amend sections 27.60, 28.60, 163, 163.1, 163.5, 164 and 705; add Section 28.62; add Article 6, sections 55.00, 55.01 and 55.02, Title 14, California Code of Reg
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/21/2019

Document Description
The proposed project is the adoption of regulations to implement the fishery management plan for Pacific herring fishing under the State's jurisdiction. The project includes both commercial and recreational fishing as an element of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Pacific herring management program. Herring are primarily harvested commercially for their roe (eggs) during the months of January through March (spawning season) using small- mesh, set gill nets to take whole fish. Minor fisheries are also conducted for roe on kelp, human consumption, and bait purposes.

Contact Information
Melissa Miller-Henson
California Fish and Game Commission
1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 653-4899

Location

Counties
Alameda Contra Costa Del Norte Humboldt Marin San Francisco San Mateo
Other Location Info
The project is located within state waters in coastal northern and central California, including San Francisco Bay, Tomales Bay, Humboldt Bay, and Crescent City Harbor, encompassing seven counties: San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Humboldt, and Del Norte.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Fish and Game Code Section 7078(e)
Reasons for Exemption
The Fish and Game Commission adopted the Herring Fishery Management Plan on October 10, 2019 prior to approving this project. The regulations that constitute this project are regulations implementing that Fishery Management Plan and thus explicitly fit within the referenced statute.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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