The James W. Kellogg Training Center
935 Detroit Ave
SUMMARY OF MEETING
Tom Raftican indicated that despite the letter submitted by
NRDC at the Commissionís November meeting, United Anglers stands by
their position of opposition regarding the Departmentís actions at
past PFMC meetings.
Virginia Handley requested that agenda item number 26,
regarding wildlife rehabilitation be pulled from the consent calendar
as there are several options which are not currently included in the
notice of intent.
Phil Martinelli indicated his concern that the Department
issued 40 turkey depredation permits despite National Wild Turkey
Federationís offer to trap and relocate nuisance turkeys. He
provided the Commission with handout material.
Deputy Director Mastrup responded that these particular
depredation permits were issued by an employee who was not aware of
the Departmentís policy. He added that this problem has been
corrected and emphasized that the Department will continue to educate
and promote wild turkey reintroduction.
Eric Mills supported Ms. Handleyís request and requested
the Commission place a moratorium on the importation of bullfrogs and
turtles to live animal markets in California. He also requested that
the Department eradicate the African Clawed frogs from the San
Francisco Lilly Pond. He requested that the Commission re-agendize the
proposed ban on the use of roboducks in California , and handed out a
flyer on the ban in Arkansas , implemented only this year.
Deputy Director Mastrup indicated that the Department is
currently working on a successful eradication attempt while trying to
keep a low profile due to the potential spread of the frogs. He
explained that the City has been very cooperative but emphasized that
there is no money in the budget for these important eradication plans.
Paul Weakland commented that he thought Director Broddrick
and Deputy Director Stein should be present for Executive
Director Treanorís last meeting before retirement. He also requested
that the Department respond to the request for fishery management
plans for the keyhole limpet and turban snails.
PRESENTATION BY PETER LEIPZIG, FISHERMENíS MARKETING ASSOCIATION,
RE: THE PINK SHRIMP TRAWL FISHERY.
Received presentation from Mr. Leipzig; received public
REQUEST OF RICHARD SPARHAWK, SAN DIEGO, FOR APPROVAL OF METHODOLOGY
TO IDENTIFY HIS ABALONE AS AN AQUACULTURE PRODUCT PURSUANT TO SECTION 238(e),
TITLE 14, CCR, AND FOR A DETERMINATION RE: CEQA
COMPLIANCE FOR HIS PROJECT.
Received request from Mr. Sparhawk; received public
testimony. The Department indicated that it had not had time to
adequately evaluate Mr. Sparhawkís proposal and requested a
continuance of his request. The Commission directed the Department to
work with Mr. Sparhawk and provide their recommendations at the
Commissionís February meeting.
RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON ITS REVIEW OF
THE FOLLOWING COMMISSION POLICIES:
Received public testimony. Commission unanimously approved
the proposed policy amendments.
RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT'S TENTATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ANTLERLESS/EITHER-SEX
DEER HUNTS FOR 2006-2007.
Received Departmentís recommendation; no public
testimony. Commissioner Flores indicated that he would like to
add a junior elk hunt next fall and a junior turkey hunt sometime next
year, as well as adding a late season archery hunt. He also directed
the Department to look at changing the junior license eligibility date
for tag draws to include younger hunters.
ANNUAL REVIEW OF WHITE STURGEON WILD BROODSTOCK COLLECTION PROGRAM
AND CONSIDERATION OF CONTINUATION OF THE PROGRAM WITH AUTHORIZATION OF
BROODSTOCK COLLECTION PERMITS.
Received annual review; received public testimony.
Commission unanimously approved the continuation of the program and
authorized the proposed broodstock collection permit.
CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF THE DRAFT ABALONE RECOVERY
AND MANAGEMENT PLAN.
Received the draft ARMP with latest amendments; received
public testimony. Commission approved the ARMP with Alternative 8 and
specified amendments to Section 7.1.2 and reference tables 7-2 and
RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
UPDATE ON DEPARTMENT'S BUDGET.
UPDATE ON PFMC ACTIONS.
Received report; no public testimony.
STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF MLMA AND NEARSHORE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
No report. Departments requested the opportunity to provide
the report at the Commissionís March 2006, meeting.
UPDATE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF AB 1431 HALIBUT TRAWL GEAR.
Received written report; no public testimony.
RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
Executive Director Treanor indicated that the Commission
had received from AGP video, all of its 2005 meetings through November
on DVD. He explained that a motion would be in order to accept the
DVDs as the permanent minutes.
Deputy Attorney General Cunningham explained that the DVDs
are a more complete, effective collection of history and requested an
official resolution from the Commission recognizing them as the
minutes in lieu of written minutes.
Commission unanimously approved a resolution recognizing
the DVD recordings of the Commissionís meetings as the official
RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
POSSIBLE COMMISSION INTERVIEWS OF PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES AND
POSSIBLE SELECTION OF THE COMMISSIONíS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.