NWFSC Integrated Ecosystem and Pacific Hake Acoustic-Trawl
- SCH Number
- Public Agency
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW)
- Document Title
- NWFSC Integrated Ecosystem and Pacific Hake Acoustic-Trawl
- Document Type
- NOE - Notice of Exemption
- Document Description
- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2081(a) to sample fish statewide for the West Integrated Ecosystem and Pacific Hake Acoustic-Trawl survey. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes NWFSC to incidentally take Longfin Smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys), Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), and Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) during the course of its research subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of this survey used to assess the abundance, distribution, and biology of Pacific hake (Merluccius productus) along the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. Estimates of total population abundance derived from these surveys are a key fishery-independent data source for the joint U.S.-Canada Pacific hake stock assessment, which ultimately helps with setting harvest levels. Covered methods of take are limited to an Aluetian wing mid-water trawl net.
- Contact Information
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
3637 Westwind Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone : (707) 791-4195
- Pacific Ocean
Notice of Exemption
- Exempt Status
- Categorical Exemption
- Type, Section or Code
- Calif. Code Regs., Section 15306, Information Collection, Class 6
- Reasons for Exemption
- The Project involves research which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to Longfin Smelt, a threatened species, Spring Run Chinook Salmon, a threatened species, Winter Run Chinook Salmon, an endangered species, Central California Coast ESU Coho Salmon, an endangered species, and Southern Oregon/Northern California ESU Coho Salmon, a threatened species.
- Notice of Exemption
- 2081aMOU_NOE_NWFSC_hake_210607 PDF 137 K
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