CFG
Commissioners
Eric Sklar, President
Saint Helena
Jacque Hostler-Carmesin, Vice President
McKinleyville

Anthony C. Williams, Member
Huntington Beach

Russell E. Burns, Member
Napa

Peter S. Silva, Member
Chula Vista
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Governor


Fish and Game Commission

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Wildlife Heritage and Conservation
Since 1870
Valerie Termini, Executive Director
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-4899

www.fgc.ca.gov


REVISED* MEETING AGENDA
June 21-22, 2017


Howonquet Hall Community Center
101 Indian Court, Smith River 95567

The meeting will be live streamed at www.cal-span.org

* This agenda is revised to add a new agenda item 33, related to abalone, shown in bold, italicized font.

NOTE:
See important meeting deadlines and procedures at the end of the agenda. Unless otherwise indicated, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is identified as Department.
Invitation:
The Commission invites interested stakeholders to join a discussion on June 21 at 3:00 p.m. in Howonquet Hall to explore what may contribute to resiliency and long-term prosperity of fishing communities in northern California. The discussion is part of an ongoing dialogue to help clarify common concerns throughout the state and help inform future Commission action.

DAY 1 – JUNE 21, 2017, 9:00 A.M.


Call to order/roll call to establish quorum

1 Approve agenda and order of items
2. Public forum for items not on agenda
The Commission may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during this item, except to decide whether to place the matter on the agenda of a future meeting. (Sections 11125, 11125.7(a), Government Code)
CONSENT ITEMS
3.
Approve Department’s request for a 30-day extension of time to complete its evaluation of the petition to list Cascades frog (Rana cascadae) as endangered or threatened under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA)
(Pursuant to Section 2073.5, Fish and Game Code)
4.
Approve proposed Duck Stamp projects for fiscal year 2017-18
(Pursuant to Section 3702, Fish and Game Code)
5.
Approve initial Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Area (PLM) plan and 2017-2022 license for:
(Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)

(A) Shasta County

I. Rickert Ranch

6.
Approve annual PLM plans and 2017-2018 licenses for:
(Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)

(A) Butte County

  1. Llano Seco Rancho
  2. Soper-Wheeler
  3. Rock Creek

(B) Calaveras County

  1. Ordway Ranch

(C) Glenn County

  1. Bird Haven Ranch
  2. Spurlock Ranch

(D) Kern County

  1. Tejon Ranch
  2. Temblor Ranch

(E) Lassen County

  1. Clarks Valley Ranch
  2. Dixie Valley Ranch
  3. Five Dot Ranch-Avila
  4. Five Dot Ranch-Horse Lake
  5. Five Dot Ranch-School Section
  6. Five Dot Ranch-Tunnel Springs
  7. Five Dot Ranch-Willow Creek
  8. Kramer Ranch
  9. Mendiboure Cold Springs Ranch
  10. Mendiboure Ranch
  11. Red Rock Ranch

(F) Los Angeles

  1. Santa Catalina Island
  2. Tejon Ranch

(G) Mendocino County

  1. Ackerman-South Daugherty WMA
  2. Capistran Ranch
  3. R-R Ranch
  4. Schneider Ranch
  5. Spring Valley Ranch

(H) Modoc County

  1. Basin View Ranch
  2. SL Ranch

(I) Monterey County

  1. Bardin Ranch
  2. Sky Rose Ranch, LLC

(J) San Luis Obispo County

  1. Carnaza Ranch
  2. Carrizo Ranch
  3. Hearst Ranch
  4. Temblor Ranch

(K) Shasta County

  1. Black Ranch
  2. Clover Creek Ranch
  3. Hathaway Oak Run Ranch
  4. JS Ranch
  5. Roaring River Ranch
  6. Triple B Ranch

(L) Siskiyou County

  1. Long Prairie Farms
  2. Red Rock Valley Farms
  3. Roseburg Resources-Pondosa

(M) Tehama County

  1. Big Bluff Ranch
  2. Little Dry Creek Ranch
  3. Rock Creek
  4. Salt Creek Ranch

(N) Yuba County

  1. Sugarloaf-Bangor Ranch
7.
Approve five-year PLM plans and 2017-2022 licenses for:
(Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)

(A) Butte County

  1. Deseret Farms-Ballard Unit
  2. Deseret Farms-Wilson Unit

(B) Lassen County

  1. Ash Valley Ranch
  2. Walton Homestead Family, LLC

(C) Modoc County

  1. Lookout Ranch

(D) Shasta County

  1. Jerusalem Creek Ranch

(E) Tehama County

  1. El Rancho Rio Frio
8.
Tribal Committee

(A) June 2017 meeting summary

  1. Receive and adopt recommendations

(B) Work plan development

  1. Update on work plan and draft timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics

9.
Wildlife Resources Committee

(A) May 2017 meeting summary

  1. Receive and adopt recommendations

(B) Work plan development

  1. Update on work plan and draft timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics
10.
Adopt proposed changes to upland game bird hunting regulations
(Section 300, Title 14, CCR)
11.
Authorize publication of notice of intent to adopt regulations concerning the commercial use and possession of native rattlesnakes for biomedical and therapeutic purposes (Add Section 42 and amend sections 43, 651 and 703, Title 14, CCR)
12.
Ratify findings on the petition to list northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) as a threatened or endangered species under CESA
(Pursuant to Section 2075.5, Fish and Game Code)
13.
Consider the petition, Department’s evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boyii) as a threatened species under CESA may be warranted
(Pursuant to Section 2074.2, Fish and Game Code)
Note: If the Commission determines listing may be warranted, a one-year status review will commence before the final decision on listing is made.
14.
Non-marine items of interest from previous meetings
15.
Non-marine petitions for regulation change from previous meetings

(A) Action on petitions for regulation change

  1. 2017-002 to eliminate parking use exemption for Los Angeles County at  Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve

(B) Action on pending regulation petitions referred to staff and the Department for review – none scheduled at this time

16.
Non-marine, non-regulatory requests from previous meetings

(A) Action on non-regulatory requests

(B) Action on pending non-regulatory requests referred to staff and the Department for review

17.
Department informational items

(A) Director’s report

(B) Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division

(C) Law Enforcement Division

(D) Other

18.
Announce recipient of the annual Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year award
19.
Receive and discuss proposed meeting dates and locations for 2018
20.
Other informational items 

(A)  Staff report           

(B) Legislative update and possible action 

(C) Federal agencies report 

(D) Other     

21.
Announce results from Executive Session
Recess
DAY 2 – JUNE 22, 2017, 9:00 A.M.
Call to order/roll call to establish quorum
22.
Public forum for items not on agenda
The Commission may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during this item, except to decide whether to place the matter on the agenda of a future meeting. (Sections 11125, 11125.7(a), Government Code)
CONSENT ITEMS
23.
Receive Department’s White Seabass Fishery Management Plan 2015-2016 Annual Review report (Pursuant to Section 5.9, Fishery Management Plan)
24.
Receive and approve request to transfer California Halibut Trawl Vessel Permit No.  BT0006 from Robert J. Drewisch to Justin M. Drewisch
25.
Marine Resources Committee

(A) Work plan development

  1. Update on work plan and draft timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics
26.
Santa Barbara Mariculture

(A) Update on application for new state water bottom lease for aquaculture adjacent  to existing State Water Bottom Lease No. M-653-02  

(B) Approve Department request for extension of State Water Bottom Lease No. M-653-02 for six months
27.
Adopt proposed changes to crab and lobster recreational gear marking, and commercial lobster harbor restricted fishing area regulations (Sections 29.80 and 122, Title 14, CCR)
28.
Discuss proposed regulations for a process to automatically conform state recreational fishing regulations to federal regulations (Add Section 1.95, Title 14, CCR)
29.
Authorize publication of notice of intent to adopt commercial sea cucumber regulations
(Add Section 128, Title 14, CCR)
30.
Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend nearshore and deeper nearshore  fishing permit and appeal regulations
(Sections 150, 150.02, 150.03 and 705, Title 14, CCR)
31.
Authorize publication of notice of intent to adopt commercial fisheries landing  requirements regulations
(Add Section 197, Title 14, CCR)
32.
Discuss recent action by the Department director to continue closure of the commercial rock crab fishery north of Bodega Bay due to elevated levels of domoic acid (Pursuant to subsection 5523(a)(2), Fish and Game Code) 
33.
Department update on the status of the recreational abalone fishery and  development of a red abalone fishery management plan
34.
Marine items of interest from previous meetings
35.
Marine petitions for regulation change from previous meetings

(A) Action on petitions for regulation change – none scheduled at this time 

(B) Action on pending regulation petitions referred to staff and Department for review
  1. August 6, 2014 petition from Mike McCorkle to reinstate incidental take allowance for ridgeback prawn in state trawl fisheries 
  2. Petition #2015-006 to remove special closure regulations for Rockport Rocks
  3. Petition #2016-013 to permit use of cast nets south of Point Conception for consistency in all state marine waters
36.
Marine non-regulatory requests from previous meetings

(A) Action on non-regulatory requests 

(B) Action on pending non-regulatory requests referred to staff and the Department for review
37.
Department informational items  

(A) Director’s report  

(B) Marine Region 
38.
Discuss and act on Commission administrative items 

(A) Delegation of authority to executive director to provide comments on California  Law Review Commission recommendations   

(B) Next meetings

(C) Rulemaking timetable updates 

(D) New business 

(E) Other

Adjournment
EXECUTIVE SESSION
(Not Open to Public)
Pursuant to the authority of Government Code Section 11126(a)(1) and (e)(1), and Section 309 of the Fish and Game Code, the Commission will meet in closed Executive Session. The purpose of this Executive Session is to consider:
(A)
Pending litigation to which the Commission is a Party
  1. California Fish and Game Commission v. Central Coast Forest Assoc. and Big Creek Lumber Company (Coho listing, south of San Francisco)

  2. Tri-State Crab Producers Assoc v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife; California Fish and Game Commission (Dungeness Crab "Fair Start" provision in 8279.1 of the Fish and Game Code).

  3. Dennis Sturgell v. California Fish and Game Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Office of Administrative Hearings (revocation of Dungeness crab vessel permit No. CT0544-T1)

  4. Kele Young v. California Fish and Game Commission, et al. (restricted species inspection fee waiver)

  5. Public Interest Coalition v. California Fish and Game Commission (California Environmental Quality Act)

  6. California Cattlemen's Association, et al. v. California Fish and Game Commission (gray wolf listing)

(B)
Possible litigation involving the Commission
(C)
Staffing
(D)
Deliberation on license and permit items
FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
2017
MEETING SCHEDULE

Note: As meeting dates and locations can change, please visit www.fgc.ca.gov for the most current list of meeting dates and locations.

MEETING DATE COMMISSION MEETING COMMITTEE MEETING OTHER MEETINGS
July 13


Predator Policy Workgroup
California Department of Parks and Recreation Redwood Conference Room, 14th Floor 1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
July 20

Marine Resources
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa
2777 Fourth Street Santa Rosa, CA 95405

August 16-17
Resources Building
Auditorium, First Floor
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


September 13

Wildlife Resources
California Tower
3737 Main Street
Highgrove Room 200
Riverside, CA 92501

October 10

Tribal
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
900 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422

October 11-12
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
900 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422


November 9

Marine Resources
Marina

December 6-7
Handlery Hotel
950 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108



OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • September 10-13, Sandyt, UT
Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • September 12-18, Boise, ID
  • November 14-20, Costa Mesa, CA
Pacific Flyway Council
  • August 25, Spokane, WA
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • July 6-11, Vail, CO
Wildlife Conservation Board
  • August 24, Sacramento, CA
  • November 30, Sacramento, CA