Recreational Clam, Sand Crab, and Shrimp Emergency Rule

Summary

SCH Number
2021020260
Public Agency
California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC)
Document Title
Recreational Clam, Sand Crab, and Shrimp Emergency Rule
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/12/2021

Document Description
The proposed project would amend sections 29.20 & 29.80 of Title 14, CCR, to temporarily prohibit the use of hydraulic pumps for recreational take of clam, sand crab, and shrimp, and require each person to keep clams they harvest in a separate container from clams harvested by others.

Contact Information
Harold(David) Thesell
California Fish and Game Commission
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

Phone : (916) 653-4899
Harold.Thesell@fgc.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Alameda Contra Costa Del Norte Humboldt Los Angeles Marin Mendocino Monterey Orange San Diego San Francisco San Luis Obispo San Mateo Santa Barbara Santa Cruz Sonoma Ventura
Regions
Statewide
Waterways
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 7 and 8; 14 CCR 15307 & 15308
Reasons for Exemption
The action is for the protection of natural resources. The proposed regulation would deter potentially unsustainable harvest of gaper clams. It would also help conserve sensitive eel grass habitats.
Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
The convergence of multiple, concurrent developments has led to a level of clamming that may be unsustainable, while also increasing the disturbance to sensitive eel grass habitats and the level of illegal-market activities. The immediate goal is to stop further unsustainable take, habitat degradation, and illegal-market activities while the California Department of Fish and Wildlife work with the Commission to develop a long-term solution while the emergency rule is in effect.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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