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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
El Cajon
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


MEETING AGENDA
October 11-12, 2017


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

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


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 October 11 at 3:00 p.m. (or following completion of Day 1 of the Commission meeting agenda) at SpringHill Suites to explore what may contribute to resiliency and long-term prosperity of fishing communities in California. The discussion is part of an ongoing dialogue to help clarify common concerns through the state and help inform future Commission action.

DAY 1 – OCTOBER 11, 2017, 8:30 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)
3.
Tribal Committee

(A) October 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
4.
Wildlife Resources Committee

(A) September 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
5.
Authorize publication of notice of intent to adopt regulations concerning the incidental take of tricolored blackbird during candidacy period  (Section 749.9, Title 14, CCR)
6.
Discuss proposed changes to sport fishing regulations  (Sections 1.05, 1.11, 1.18, 1.61, 1.74, 2.10, 2.25, 5.35, 5.41, 5.88, 7.00, 7.50 and 8.00; repeal Section 1.60; and add Section 2.05, Title 14, CCR)
7.
Discuss proposed changes to regulations for the use of GPS-equipped dog collars and treeing switches for dogs used to pursue/take mammals or for dog training (Section 265, Title 14, CCR)
8.
Discuss and adopt proposed regulations for the commercial use and possession of native rattlesnakes for biomedical and therapeutic purposes  (Sections 43, 651 and 703; add Section 42; Title 14, CCR) 
9.
Consider the petition, Department’s evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing Cascades frog (Rana cascadae) as endangered or threatened under the California Endangered Species Act 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
10.
Discuss staff proposal for stakeholder engagement on American bullfrog and non-native turtle statutes and regulations
11.
Department update on Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve

(A) County parking leases
(B) Draft environmental impact report/environmental impact report
12.
Non-marine items of interest from previous meetings
13.
Non-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 the Department for review
  1. Petition #2015-009 to raise commercial trapping license fees 
  2. Petition #2016-028 to clarify fire service members authorized to validate  deer and elk tags
14.
Non-marine, non-regulatory requests from previous meetings
15.
Department informational items (non-marine)

(A) Director's report
(B) Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division
(C) Law Enforcement Division
(D) Other
16.
Announce results from Executive Session
Recess
DAY 2 – OCTOBER 12, 2017, 8:30 A.M.
Call to order/roll call to establish quorum
17.
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 ITEM
18.
Receive and approve request to transfer California Halibut Bottom Trawl Vessel Permit No. BT0002 from Bruce A. Bramel to Michael A. Peery
19.
Marine Resources Committee

(A) Work plan development

I. Update on work plan and draft timeline

II. Discuss and approve new topics

20.
Adopt proposed changes to commercial nearshore and deeper nearshore fishing permit and appeal regulations
(Sections 150, 150.02, 150.03, and 705, Title 14, CCR)
21.
Adopt proposed commercial take of sea cucumber regulations 
(Add Section 128, Title 14, CCR)
22.
Discuss proposed changes to recreational abalone regulations 
(Section 29.15, Title 14, CCR)
23.
Discuss proposed changes to commercial sea urchin regulations
(Sections 120.7 and 705, Title 14, CCR)
    24.
    Discuss and adopt proposed commercial fisheries landing requirements regulations
    (Add Section 197, Title 14, CCR)
    25.
    Discuss and adopt a resolution on the National Marine Fisheries Service rejection of hard caps for the swordfish drift gillnet fishery
    26. Marine items of interest from previous meetings

    (A) Discuss the Commission’s role related to desalination plants and living marine resources
    (B) Staff report regarding razor clam domoic acid levels
    27.
    Marine petitions for regulation change from previous meetings

    (A) Action on petitions for regulation change
    1. Petition #2017-004 to authorize commercial access fishing opportunity for market squid in northern California 
    2. Petition #2017-006 to add European green crab to list of restricted species 
    (B) Action on pending regulation petitions referred to staff and the Department for review
    28.
    Marine non-regulatory requests from previous meetings

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

    29.
    Department informational items (marine)

    (A) Director’s report

    (B) Marine Region

    30.
    Other informational items

    (A) Staff report

    (B) Legislative update and possible action

    (C) Federal agencies report

    (D) Other

    31.
    Discuss and act on Commission administrative items

    (A) Next meetings

    (B) Rulemaking calendar updates

    (C) New business

    (D) 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. 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)

    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 and California Farm Bureau Federation v. California Fish and Game Commission (gray wolf listing) 
    7. Center for Biological Diversity and Project Coyote/Earth  Island Institute v. California Fish and Game Commission and  California Department of Fish and Wildlife (trapping fees)
    (B)
    Possible litigation involving the Commission
    (C)
    Staffing
    (D)
    Deliberation on license and permit items
    1. Take action on the appeal by John  M. Becker regarding Sea Urchin Diving Permit No. LO3032
    2. Take action on the appeal by the Estate of Kevin L. Clifton regarding Salmon Vessel Permit No. SA0633
    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
    October 11


    Coastal Fishing                                              Communities Public Meeting
    SpringHill Suites by Marriott
    900 El Camino Real
    Atascadero, CA 93422
    October 18

    Coastal Fishing                                          
    Communities Public Meeting
    E.P. Foster Library
    651 East Main Street
    Ventura, CA 93001
    November 8


    Coastal Fishing                                                
    Communities Public Meeting
    Middlebury Institute of
    International Studies at  Monterey
    460 Pierce Street
    Monterey, CA 93940
    November 9

    Marine Resources
    Marina Branch Public Library
    190 Seaside Circle
    Marina, CA 93933

    December 5


    Coastal Fishing Communities Public Meeting
    Handlery Hotel
    950 Hotel Circle North
    San Diego, CA 92108
    December 6-7
    Handlery Hotel
    950 Hotel Circle North
    San Diego, CA 92108


    2018
    February 7-8
    Resources Building 
    Auditorium, First Floor
    1416 Ninth Street 
    Sacramento, CA 95814


    March 6

    Marine Resources
    Petaluma

    March 15
    Teleconference — Arcata,
    Napa, Sacramento, Los
    Alamitos, and San Diego


    April 12
    Teleconference — Arcata,
    Napa, Sacramento, Los
    Alamitos and San Diego


    April 18-19
    Ventura


    May 17

    Wildlife Resources
    Los Alamitos

    June 19

    Tribal
    Resources Building 
    Auditorium, First Floor
    1416 Ninth Street 
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    June 20-21
    Resources Building 
    Auditorium, First Floor
    1416 Ninth Street 
    Sacramento, CA 95814


    July 17

    Marine Resources 
    San Clemente

    August 22-23
    North Coast


    September 20

    Wildlife Resources 
    Resources Building 
    Auditorium, First Floor
    1416 Ninth Street 
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    October 16

    Tribal
    San Joaquin Valley

    October 17-18
    San Joaquin Valley


    November 14

    Marine Resources 
    Resources Building 
    Auditorium, First Floor
    1416 Ninth Street 
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    December 12-13
    Los Angeles or San Diego



    OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST
    Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
    • September 9-12, Tampa, FL
    Pacific Fishery Management Council
    • November 14-20, 2017, Costa Mesa, CA
    • March 7-14, 2018, Rohnert Park, CA
    • April 4-11, 2018, Portland, OR
    • June 6-14, 2018, Spokane, WA
    • September 5-12, 2018, Seattle, WA
    • November 1-8, 2018, San Diego, CA
      Pacific Flyway Council
      • March 2018
      • August 2018
      Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
      • January 3-8, 2018, San Diego, CA
      • July 12-17, 2018, Eugene, OR
      Wildlife Conservation Board
      • November 30, 2017, Sacramento, CA
      • February 2018, Sacramento, CA
      • May 2018, Sacramento, CA
      • August 2018, Sacramento, CA
      • November 2018, Sacramento, CA