Population Genomic Patterns of Barred Surfperch


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW)
Document Title
Population Genomic Patterns of Barred Surfperch
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to the University of California, Santa Cruz Bernardi Lab pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2081(a) for scientific purposes. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes the applicant to take Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), and steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) during the course of sampling, subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of this sampling is for the study of barred surfperch (Amphistichus argenteus) population genomics across the species geographic range. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes the applicant to potentially capture Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, and steelhead trout during surveys. The applicant will conduct year-round research of barred surfperch through the use of hook & line – baited dropper loop through December 31, 2025.

Contact Information

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


Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Ventura
Countywide, Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California
Other Location Info
Nearshore and offshore waters of the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Calif. Code Regs., §15306, Information Collection, Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
The Project involves research of barred surfperch which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, or steelhead trout which are all listed under the California Endangered Species Act.


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