Negative Declaration Adoption - Chinook Salmon Coastal Release Project in Monterey Harbor

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020020359
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife (Headquarters), Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - Sacramento (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning )
Document Title
Negative Declaration Adoption - Chinook Salmon Coastal Release Project in Monterey Harbor
Document Type
NDE - Notice of Decision
Received
Posted
5/8/2020
Project Applicant
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Present Land Use
Coastal Zone

Document Description
California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Mokelumne River Hatchery (MOK) would deliver 160,000 Central Valley fall-run Chinook Salmon (CV FRCS) smolts to the Project location for direct release at the end of Municipal Wharf #2 on the interior side of Monterey Harbor in 2020 and again in 2021. MBSTP is implementing this project. CDFW would deliver MOK CV FRCS smolts to Monterey Harbor in mid-May of 2020 and 2021. Exact dates and times would be scheduled as the time draws near and are dependent on fish size, growth rates, and environmental conditions in Monterey Harbor and Monterey Bay. All smolts would be transported in a single trip each year, using 2-4 fish transport trucks (dependent upon loading density/fish size). Water in transport trucks would be salted prior to on-loading fish to initiate smoltification and aid in acclimation to the marine environment. MBSTP would provide a ‘tender’ vessel (12-20’ outboard) on the water at the discharge point to assist with the discharge hose and any other operational logistics. The Project’s objective is to enhance the commercial and recreational salmon ocean fishery.

Contact Information
Ryon Kurth
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Fisheries Branch, P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 92444-2090

Phone : (916) 376-1723
ryon.kurth@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
36°36'19.9"N 121°53'21.4"W
Cities
Monterey
Counties
Monterey
Regions
Southern California
Cross Streets
Del Monte and Municipal Wharf 2
Zip
93940
Total Acres
NA
Parcel #
NA
State Highways
1
Railways
NA
Airports
NA
Schools
San Carlos, Caochen, Monterey
Waterways
Monterey Bay, El Estero
Township
NA
Range
NA
Section
NA
Base
NA

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
http://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=178993

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
No
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Final Document(s)
MBSTP_2020_FinalDocument20200417   PDF 5529 K

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