Fishery Season Closure and Continuation of a Fleet Advisory


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW)
Document Title
Fishery Season Closure and Continuation of a Fleet Advisory
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Commercial Fishery Season Closure in Fishing Zones 3-6 and continuation of the Fleet Advisory in Fishing Zones 1-6 to reduce risk of marine life entanglement.

Contact Information

Ryan Bartling
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Widlife
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist, Supervisor
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Statewide Coastal Waters
Other Location Info
Ocean waters between Sonoma/Mendocino county line and US/Mexico Border

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15307 (Class 7); 15308 (Class 8)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project will reduce the number of traps used by the commercial Dungeness crab fishery and continue a Fleet Advisory in response to marine life entanglement risk. Lines and buoys of Dungeness crab traps pose a marine life entanglement risk, especially for whales and sea turtles migrating through California waters. These management actions will have the overall effect of reducing the entanglement risk by reducing the number of traps being set in areas of the marine environment where whales and sea turtles are present, and thereby is the proper subject of CEQA’s Class 7 and 8 categorical exemptions.


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