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Meeting of
August 2, 2003 (Saturday)
8:30 a.m.

The Westin Long Beach
333 E. Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach

ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

DISCUSSION ITEMS

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.

    Deputy Attorney General Cunningham reported that the Commission accepted its Hearing Officer's proposed decisions on the following license and permit items from the Commission's August 1, 2003 Executive Session:

    Frank Flores, Approved Squid Vessel Permit.
    Anthony Clarke, Approved Nearshore Fishery South-Central Coast Region Trap Endorsement.
    Michael Chapman, Denied Nearshore Fishery Permit. 
    Robert Crooks, Denied Nearshore Fishery Permit.
    Tim Horner, Approved Nearshore Fishery Permit.
    Joseph Rubin, Denied Nearshore Fishery Permit.
    Tom Pearson, Approved Tier 2 Spot Prawn Trap Vessel Permit.
    David Shake, Approved, Tier 2 Spot Prawn Trap Vessel Permit.

  2. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE 2003-2004 MIGRATORY GAME BIRD (WATERFOWL) REGULATIONS. 

    Received the Department's recommendations; received public testimony. The adoption hearing is scheduled for August 29, 2003, in Santa Rosa.

  3. RECEIPT OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES IN THE 2004-2006 SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS.

    Received the Department's recommendations; received public recommendations.

  4. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO SECTIONS 120.7 AND 190(c), TITLE 14, CCR, RE: SEA URCHIN FISHING.

    Received Commission Staff's proposal; received public testimony. 
    Commission approved proposed amendments.

  5. UPDATE ON PROPOSED OPTIONS FOR GROUNDFISH MANAGEMENT FOR 2004, 2005, AND 2006.

    Received the Department's report; received public testimony.

    1. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 163, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: COMMERCIAL HERRING FISHERY.
    2. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 164, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: HARVESTING OF HERRING EGGS ON KELP.
    Received the Department's proposal; received public testimony. Note: The adoption hearing for both (A) and (B) is scheduled for August 29, 2003, in Santa Rosa.

CONSENT CALENDAR - ALL APPROVED

  1. CONSIDERATION OF CERTIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT RE: UPLAND GAME BIRDS AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 300(a), TITLE 14, CCR, RE: RESIDENT UPLAND GAME BIRDS.

    Approved, no public testimony.

  2. REQUEST TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 630, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: ECOLOGICAL RESERVES.

    Approved, no public testimony.

  3. REQUEST OF U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, PURSUANT TO SECTION 10680 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE, FOR AUTHORIZATION TO ACQUIRE LANDS WITHIN THE APPROVED BOUNDARY OF THE GRASSLANDS WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA, EAST DIVISION (1,905.4 ACRE SNO-BIRD RANCH PROPERTY).

    Approved, no public testimony.

  4. REQUEST OF RUSSELL MOORE, KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON, ON BEHALF OF SEA WIND FISHERIES GROUP, LLC, FOR AN EXPERIMENTAL GEAR PERMIT TO TRAP DEEP WATER CRABS IN WATERS GREATER THAN 300 FATHOMS FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

    Approved, no public testimony.

  5. APPROVAL OF PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA LICENSE (2003-2008) AND 2003-2004 MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR:
    1. MEISSNER RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    2. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, LOS ANGELES COUNTY

    Approved, no public testimony.

  6. APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORT AND 2003-2004 PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA PLANS FOR:
    1. CLOUD'S WARNER MOUNTAIN RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
    2. MUSTY BUCK, BUTTE AND TEHAMA COUNTIES
    3. PRATHER RANCH, SISKIYOU COUNTY
    4. RANCHO GARATE, LASSEN COUNTY
    5. SNOWSTORM RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
    6. SOUTH KNOB RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
    7. SUGARLOAF LAND & CATTLE CO., YUBA COUNTY
    8. TRIPLE B RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY

    Approved, no public testimony.

  7. DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT FEE TITLE
    TRANSFER OF 69 ± ACRES, ALAMEDA COUNTY, FOR MITIGATION FOR THE AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT AT OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

    Approved, no public testimony.

OTHER

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.