Emergency Readopt 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 Readopt Low-Flow Inland Sport Fishing Restrictions (Amend 7.40, 8.00, T14 CCR)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed readoption of emergency regulation would add a low-flow restriction between September 1 through April 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 a stretch of the South Fork of the Eel River, Mattole River, Redwood Creek, Smith River and Van Duzen River (currently October 1 through January 31, four months) and the Mad River (currently September 1 through January 31, five months) to September 1 through April 30 (eight months) and Mendocino, Sonoma, and Marin County coastal streams (currently October 1 through March 31, six months) to September 1 through April 30 (eight months). This action is necessary to conserve wild steelhead and salmon populations by protecting as many adult fish as possible. This readoption seeks to make one adjustment to regulatory language in subsection 8.00(a)(1)(A) regarding the Eel River estuary. This change will allow hook-and-line angling from shore in the Eel River Estuary downstream of the Cock Robin Island Bridge. This change is necessary to allow shore angling opportunity for perch and other non-salmonid species while still providing protections for Steelhead Trout, Coho Salmon, and Coastal Chinook Salmon.

Contact Information

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


Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Sonoma, Trinity
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 ; Class 8 Section 15308 Title 14, California Code of Regulations
Reasons for Exemption
The 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 sections 15307 and 15308.


Notice of Exemption

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