Emergency Low-Flow Inland Sport Fishing Restrictions (Amend 7.40, 8.00, T14 CCR)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC)
Document Title
Emergency Low-Flow Inland Sport Fishing Restrictions (Amend 7.40, 8.00, T14 CCR)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The emergency regulation would add a low-flow restriction between Sept 1 through Apr 30 on the stretch of Eel River from the mouth to Fulmor Road at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River. It would also extend the low-flow closure period for a different stretch of the Eel River as well as the Mad River, Mattole River, Redwood Creek, Smith River and Van Duzen River (currently Oct 1 through Jan 31, four months) to Sept 1 through Apr 30 (eight months) and Mendocino, Sonoma, and Marin County coastal streams (currently Oct 1 through Mar 31, six months) to Sept 1 through Apr 30 (eight months). This action is necessary to conserve wild steelhead and salmon populations by protecting as many adult fish as possible.

Contact Information

David Thesell
Agency Name
Fish and Game Commission
Job Title
Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Marin, Mendocino, Sonoma
Northern California
Eel, Mad, Mattole, Smith, Van Duzen Rivers; Redwood Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 7, Section 15307, Title 14, California Code of Regulations
Reasons for Exemption
The California Fish and Game Commission determined the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as an action necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency as specified in Public Resources Code section 21080(b)(4) and CEQA guidelines section 15269(c), and to protect natural resources under CEQA guidelines section 15307.


Notice of Exemption

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