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THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
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State of California

THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

 

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Meeting of
May 4, 2004 (Tuesday)
8:30 a.m.

Bahia Resort Hotel
998 W. Mission Bay Drive
San Diego

AGENDA

ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

DISCUSSION ITEMS
NOTE: Items may be heard on either day and in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.
1.

PUBLIC FORUM

Chris Miller discussed cooperative research efforts being conducted in the Santa Barbara area.

Gordon Fox discussed discrepancies in rockfish conservation measures over the last few years.

2.

CONSIDERATION OF POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 7.50(b)(91.1), TITLE 14, CCR, RE: KLAMATH-TRINITY RIVER SALMON REGULATIONS.

Received Department's proposals; no public testimony. Commission adopted amendments as proposed to include Option 3 regarding the New River.

3.

CONSIDERATION OF POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF SECTION 125, TITLE 14, CCR, REGARDING COMMERCIAL ROCK CRAB FISHERY.


Received Department's report; received public testimony. Due to lack of a quorum, item continued to the Commission's June 24, 2004, meeting in Crescent City.

4.

CONSIDERATION OF POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGE TO SECTION 670.5, TITLE 14, CCR, TO ADD THE XANTUS'S MURRELET (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) TO THE LIST OF THREATENED SPECIES.

Due to lack of a quorum, item continued to the Commission's June 24, 2004, meeting in Crescent City.

5.

DEPARTMENT UPDATE ON APRIL 5-9, 2004, PFMC MEETING AND PRESENTATION OF THE RANGE OF OPTIONS FOR GROUNDFISH MANAGEMENT FOR 2005- 2006.

Received Department's report; received public testimony.

6.

CONSIDERATION OF REQUEST OF THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, PURSUANT TO SECTION 2076.5, OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE, TO TAKE EMERGENCY ACTION TO LIST THE TRICOLORED BLACKBIRD (Agelaius tricolor) AS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES.

Received Department's report; received public testimony. Commission found that the petition did not provide sufficient information to warrant an emergency listing, and directed the Department to complete its initial review of the petition and provide the Commission with its recommendations.

7.

DEPARTMENT PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 180.1 AND 180.3, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: CONVERSION OF SPOT PRAWN TRAWL PERMITS TO TRAP PERMITS.

Received the Department's presentation; received public testimony.

8.

RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS AND AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT MARKET SQUID FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN (FMP) AND RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON THE DRAFT SQUID FMP AND IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS.

Received the Department's recommendations; received public testimony.

CONSENT CALENDAR
9.

REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER CHANGES IN THE 2004-2007 RESIDENT MIGRATORY UPLAND GAME BIRD AND MIGRATORY NONGAME BIRD (AMERICAN CROWS ONLY) REGULATIONS.

Approved; no public testimony.

10.

REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND SECTIONS 550-552, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: STATE/FEDERAL WILDLIFE AREAS.

Approved; received public testimony.

11.

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

Approved; no public testimony.

12.

REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 671, TITLE 14, CCR, TO ADD NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL TO THE LIST OF RESTRICTED SPECIES.

Approved; no public testimony.

13.

REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 7.50(b)(178), TITLE 14, CCR, REGARDING SILVER KING CREEK.

Approved; no public testimony.

14.

CONSIDERATION OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE COMMISSION POLICY ON PLANTING FISH IN YOUTH CAMPS.

Approved; no public testimony.

15.

DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR COMMISSION AUTHORIZATION TO MODIFY DOW CHIMINEAS PLM'S EXISTING 2003/04 AUTHORIZED SEASON TO INCLUDE A SPRING HUNT FOR BULL ELK ONLY USING THE FIVE BULL ELK TAGS NOT SOLD OR USED.

Approved; no public testimony.

16.

DEPARTMENT REQUEST PURSUANT TO SECTION 2073.5 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME OF 30 DAYS TO COMPLETE ITS EVALUATION OF THE PETITION TO LIST THE CALIFORNIA TIGER SALAMANDER (Amybstoma californiense) AS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES CANDIDATE.

Approved; no public testimony.

17.

REQUEST OF TOM JOHNSON, JOHNSON OYSTER COMPANY, INC., FOR LEASE RENEWAL OF STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASE AGREEMENTS FOR M-438-01 AND M-438-02, DRAKES BAY, MARIN COUNTY.

Approved; received public testimony.

18.

REQUEST OF WILLIAMS SHELLFISH FARMS TO TRANSFER TITLE OF STATE WATER BOTTOMS LEASE NO. M-614-01, PARCEL 2, MORRO BAY, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, TO WILLIAM DREW ALDEN.

Approved; no public testimony.

19.

CONSIDERATION OF POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 180.3, TITLE 14, CCR, INCREASE ANNUAL QUOTA FOR TIER 2 SPOT PRAWN TRAP PERMITS.

Approved; no public testimony.

20. APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORT AND 2004 2005 PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA PLANS FOR:
 

(A) AVENALES RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
(B) BARDIN RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY
(C) BASIN VIEW RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
(D) BLACK RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
(E) BURROWS RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
(F) CARLEY RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
(G) CEDAR CANYON RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
(H) EDEN VALLEY RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
(I) ISABEL VALLEY RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY
(J) LA CUESTA RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY
(K) LONE RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY
(L) LOOKOUT RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
(M) MILLER ERIKSEN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
(N) PBM FARMS, SISKIYOU COUNTY
(O) R MOUNTAIN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
(P) RATLIFF RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
(Q) ROBINSON CREEK RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
(R) SEVEN SPRINGS RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
(S) SHAMROCK RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
(T) SPANISH VALLEY RANCH, NAPA COUNTY
(U) SPRING VALLEY RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
(V) STEWART RANCH, TRINITY COUNTY
(W) TEMBLOR RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
(X) TOMS CREEK RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
(Y) TRINCHERO RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY

Approved; no public testimony.

21.

DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT FOUR REAL ESTATE PROJECTS: SHAW CONSERVATION EASEMENT, SHASTA COUNTY; EDISON VIEJO CONSERVATION BANK, ORANGE COUNTY; LAKE CASITAS CONSERVATION EASEMENT, VENTURA COUNTY; ENMORE GREEN PARCEL FEE TITLE TRANSFER, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY.

Approved; no public testimony.

OTHER
22.

RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT LEGISLATIVE REPORT.

Received written report.

23. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  (A)

UPDATE ON DEPARTMENT'S BUDGET.

Director Broddrick reported that there were no changes as they are awaiting the May revise.

  (B)

UPDATE ON CRFS.

No report.

  (C)

UPDATE ON DEPARTMENT MONITORING PLAN FOR THE CHANNEL ISLANDS MPAS, INCLUDING SOCIO-ECONOMIC STUDIES.

Received written report.

24. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  (A)

SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS.
I. MARINE SUBCOMMITTEE

Executive Director Treanor reported on the meeting held on April 29 and indicated the next meeting is scheduled for June 9, 2004, in Sacramento.

  (B)

STAFF REPORTS.

No report.

25.

RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.

President Kellogg expressed the Commission's great sadness to learn that Joe Blum had passed and he commended Mr. Blum for his significant contributions to California's resources.

26.

RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.

No report.

27. ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.