Chinook Salmon Coastal Release: Santa Cruz Wharf

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021030569
Lead Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW)
Document Title
Chinook Salmon Coastal Release: Santa Cruz Wharf
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received
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 (if possible) at the designated location on Santa Cruz Wharf in Monterey Bay in 2021 and again in 2022. MBSTP is implementing this Project. CDFW would deliver MOK CV FRCS smolts to Santa Cruz Wharf in mid-May of 2021 and 2022. 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 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. If conditions do not allow for discharge from transport trucks on Santa Cruz Wharf, smolts would be discharged into a net barge in Santa Cruz Harbor (36.963907°, -122.002198°) and be towed out and released to the ocean as soon as is safely possible, and no more than 24 hours from offload. The Project’s objective is to enhance the commercial and recreational salmon ocean fishery.

Contact Information

Name
Ryon Kurth
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Santa Cruz
Counties
Santa Cruz
Regions
Southern California
Cross Streets
Municipal Wharf and Beach Street
Zip
95060
Total Acres
NA
Parcel #
NA
State Highways
1
Railways
NA
Airports
Boony Doon, Santa Cruz Skypark
Schools
Santa Cruz High School
Waterways
Monterey Bay, San Lorenzo River
Township
NA
Range
NA
Section
NA
Base
NA

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Juvenile Chinook Salmon release)
Local Actions
Fish release
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hydrology/Water Quality, Public Services, Recreation
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Delta Stewardship Council, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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