I. MARINE SUBCOMMITTEE.
Vice President Chrisman reported that they discussed the management of the squid, groundfish and herring fisheries, permit stacking, and the Channel Islands Marine Protected areas monitoring issues.
Commissioner Schuchat added that groundfish FMP issues will be on the agenda indefinitely as we are in the implementation phase of the project.
Paul Weakland stated that the landing tax for the herring fishery is too high.
No report provided.
RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
Joe Blum reported that the recent action taken to lessen the depth restriction regulations on boccacio have not made it to the Federal Register in Washington D.C. and as a result they will not be effective by the September 1, as originally hoped.
Paul Weakland indicated that he was unhappy that Mr. Blum did not report on the recent action taken to stop global sonar use by the military.
RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
There was no report.
FIELD TRIP - THE COMMISSION WILL TAKE A FIELD TRIP TO THE WARM SPRINGS FISH HATCHERY. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED, BUT MUST PROVIDE ITS OWN TRANSPORTATION.
The Commission took a field trip to the Warm Springs Fish Hatchery to observe its work to develop a coho salmon broodstock to assist in coho recovery.