Coastal Longfin Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW)
Document Title
Coastal Longfin Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to ICF International (ICF) pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2081(a) to capture longfin smelt in Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties for the Coastal Longfin Project. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes ICF to take Longfin Smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys) and incidentally take Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) during the course of its research subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of this study is to fill in key information gaps on the status and population structure of Longfin Smelt in coastal environments of California. Covered methods of take are limited to a 0.3 meter and 0.75 meter zooplankton net deployed from a boat and non-motorized vessels.

Contact Information

Arn Aarreberg
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Marin, Monterey, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Sonoma
Other Location Info
Pacific Ocean and estuaries from Sonoma County south to Monterey County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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, or Central California Coast ESU Coho Salmon, an endangered species.


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