UC Davis San Francisco Bay Ecology Study


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW)
Document Title
UC Davis San Francisco Bay Ecology Study
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to the University of California, Davis pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2081(a) for educational purposes. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes the applicant to take Longfin Smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys), Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), and Delta Smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) during the course of sampling, subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of this sampling is for the University of California Davis’ Meghan Holst to study how ecological relationships shift in relation to seasonal occurrences of adult elasmobranchs with resident juvenile elasmobranchs within the San Francisco Bay. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes the applicant to potentially capture Longfin Smelt, Chinook Salm, and Delta Smelt during surveys. The applicant will conduct year-round research sampling of San Francisco Bay’s elasmobranchs, fishes, invertebrates, and kelp through the use of hook & line -surface, hand, beach seine, and plankton net through December 31, 2024.

Contact Information

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


Within SF Bay, not in any cities
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Throughout the SF Bay

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Calif. Code Regs., Section 15306, Information Collection, Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
The Project involves research sampling within the San Francisco Bay which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to Longfin Smelt, Chinook Salmon, or Delta Smelt which are all listed under the California Endangered Species Act.


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