Osteological Collections Development


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW)
Document Title
Osteological Collections Development
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 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), coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), and steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus) during the course of sampling, subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of this sampling is for the UCLA permanent collections of articulated and disarticulated vertebrate skeletons. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes the applicant to potentially capture longfin smelt, coho salmon, Chinook salmon, and steelhead trout during sampling. The applicant will conduct year-round sampling of nearshore and offshore marine vertebrates through the use of hook & line – surface, beach seine, bottom trawl, midwater trawl, surface trawl, and purse seine through January 31, 2026.

Contact Information

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


Other Location Info
Nearshore and offshore waters statewide.

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 permanent collection sampling within nearshore and offshore waters statewide which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to longfin smelt, coho salmon, Chinook salmon, or steelhead trout which are all listed under the California Endangered Species Act.


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