Conservation Plans and Agreements




Habitat Conservation Plan

Data Definitions

Title
Washington Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Low-effect HCP for Commercial Geoduck Fishery
USFWS Region(s)
1
USFWS Field Office(s)
Western Washington Fish And Wildlife Office
Permits
187810-0
Status
I
NEPA Process
categorical exclusion
Involved Agency
USFWS and NMFS
Budget Type
No budget type
  • Date Information
  • Date Noticed in Federal Register
    09/14/2007
    Date Permit Issued
    01/08/2009
    Date Application Withdrawn
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    Date Permit Expired
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    Date Permit Denied
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    Date Permit Suspended
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    Date Permit Revoked
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  • Area Description Information
  • Location
    Marine waters of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the San Juan archipelago, Washington.
    Listed Species
  • Murrelet, marbled - (Brachyramphus marmoratus) CA, OR, WA T
  • Trout, bull - (Salvelinus confluentus) U.S.A., conterminous, lower 48 states T
  • Non-Listed Species
  • Eagle, Bald - (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
  • NO COMMON NAME - (Fratercula cirrhata)
  • Pelican, brown - (Pelecanus occidentalis) except U.S. Atlantic coast, FL, AL DM
  • Trout, coastal cutthroat - (Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii) Southwestern WA/Columbia River DPS RT
  • Habitat
    Submerged lands of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and areas north to the Canadian border. Within this broad area, commercial geoduck harvest occurs subtidally in areas that have been surveyed between depth contours of -18 and -70 feet (corrected to mean lower low water [MLLW].
    States
  • Washington
  • Size (Total Area Covered, by State)
  • 30000 acres (Washington)
    The total acreage fluctuates because newly discovered beds are added, or the status of an existing tract is changed. The commercial status of a tract can change if a tract is rendered unharvestable by pollution, a tract gets fished down to where it is put into recovery status, or geoduck densities are too low for a viable commercial fishery.
  • Enrolled Size (Total Area Enrolled, by State)
    Data not available
    The total acreage fluctuates because newly discovered beds are added, or the status of an existing tract is changed. The commercial status of a tract can change if a tract is rendered unharvestable by pollution, a tract gets fished down to where it is put into recovery status, or geoduck densities are too low for a viable commercial fishery.
  • Other Information
  • Applicant Type
    state agency
    Land Use
    water activities
    Duration
    50 years, 0 months
    Plan/Agreement Documents
    The HCP
    Biological Opinion
    NEPA - Cat Ex
    Final Documents
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    Federal Register Documents
    Proposed Low Effect Habitat Conservation Plan for Washington Department of Natural Resources' Commercial Geoduck Fishery (09/14/2007)

    Report generated on: July 29, 2014
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