In accordance with the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has determined that the proposed Conservation Plan for the California Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery and related regulatory actions will require preparation of an Environmental Impact Report. CDFW is seeking an incidental take permit under Section 10 of the federal Endangered Species Act for humpback whale (Central America Distinct Population Segment [DPS] and Mexico DPS), blue whale, and Pacific leatherback sea turtle (“Covered Species”) to provide authorization of limited incidental take of Covered Species by the California commercial Dungeness crab fishery. CDFW is proposing to adopt and implement a Conservation Plan, make regulatory changes to implement the Conservation Plan, and approve an implementing agreement with the National Marine Fisheries Service to support issuance of the Incidental Take Permit. CDFW will be conducting a public scoping meeting on October 4, 2022, at 3:30 pm to inform interested parties about the project, and to provide agencies and the public with an opportunity to provide comments on the scope and content of the EIR. The public scoping meeting will be held virtually via Zoom webinar. Participants must register in advance.