MPSL-SJSURF State Water Board Anadromous Waterbodies Bioaccumulation Monitoring

Summary

SCH Number
2024070242
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW)
Document Title
MPSL-SJSURF State Water Board Anadromous Waterbodies Bioaccumulation Monitoring
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/8/2024
Document Description
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to the Moss Landing Marine Labs 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 Moss Landing Marine Labs, State Water Board, and Bioaccumulation Oversight Group’s bioaccumulation monitoring study. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes the applicant to potentially capture longfin smelt, coho salmon, steelhead trout, and targeted take of Chinook salmon during surveys.The applicant will conduct bioaccumulation monitoring in fish and shellfish throughout the state through the use of hook & line – surface, beach seine, bottom trawl, midwater trawl, fish trap, and cast net through December 31, 2025.

Contact Information

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

Location

Counties
Del Norte, Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Sonoma
Regions
Countywide
Other Location Info
Nearshore and offshore waters in the counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma, and San Luis Obispo

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 sampling within nearshore and offshore waters in the counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma, and San Luis Obispo 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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