California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7
University of California, Santa Cruz's Oyster Culture and Eelgrass Interactions
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to University of California,
Santa Cruz pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2081(a) for research purposes. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes the applicant to take Longfin Smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys) and Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) during the course of sampling, subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of this sampling is for research on oyster culture and eelgrass interactions of nearshore species. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes the applicant to potentially capture Longfin Smelt and Coho Salmon during surveys. The applicant will conduct year-round sampling of nearshore fishes through the use of beach seining through December 31, 2024.