Recreational California Grunion


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC)
Document Title
Recreational California Grunion
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Amendments to California Code of Regulations, Title 14, sections 27.60(b) and 28.00, establish a daily bag and possession limit of 30 and shorten the open season (by closing the month of June; making it unlawful to take grunion from April through June) for recreational take of California grunion (grunion). The amendments will reduce take of grunion and help increase and sustain its population numbers. It is anticipated that the amendments will benefit the marine environment and ecosystem through an increased grunion abundance, which is an important forage fish for other species. In addition, it is anticipated that increased grunion numbers will result in larger spawning runs at more locations, which will benefit grunion fishers and people observing this unique activity.

Contact Information

David Haug
Agency Name
Fish and Game Commission
Job Title
Regulatory Analyst
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
All locations in the state where grunion run

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 7 and Class 8, Sections 15307 and 15308, Title 14, California Code of Regulations
Reasons for Exemption
In adopting the amendment to sections 27.60(b) and 28.00 of Title 14, California Code of Regulations, the Commission relied for purposes of CEQA on the Class 7 and 8 categorical exemptions. In general, the exemptions apply to agency actions to protect natural resources and the environment. The amendments to sections 27.60(b) and 28.00 are anticipated to have no negative effect on natural resources and the environment through the reduced take of California grunion. Therefore, the activity is one that is the proper subject of CEQA’s Class 7 and 8 categorical exemptions.
County Clerks
Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, Orange, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Ventura


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