Negative Declaration Adoption - Chinook Salmon Coastal Release: Santa Cruz Wharf

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Summary

SCH Number
2021030569
Lead Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW)
Document Title
Negative Declaration Adoption - Chinook Salmon Coastal Release: Santa Cruz Wharf
Document Type
NDE - Notice of Decision
Received
Posted
5/4/2021

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
Ryon Kurth
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Lead/Public Agency
Fisheries Branch, P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 92444-2090

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

Location

Coordinates
36°57'31.5"N 122°1'2.6"W
Cities
Santa Cruz
Counties
Santa Cruz
Regions
Southern California
Cross Streets
Municipal Wharf and Beach Street
Zip
95060
State Highways
1
Airports
Boony Doon, Santa Cruz Skypark
Schools
Santa Cruz High School
Waterways
Monterey Bay, San Lorenzo River
Township
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=191695

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

Notice of Determination
Santa Cruz Chinook Release 2021 Neg Dec   PDF 1206 K

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