NOTE: Items may be heard on either day and
in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission
Bill Nichols provided the Commission with a handout regarding
his request to make permanent the amended minimum flow requirements
for Lower Mammoth and Hot Creeks and requested the Commission's help
in obtaining a response from the Department. The Commission requested
the Department provide a report at the next meeting.
Don Howell provided the Commission with a handout requesting the
Commission require the Department to provide written response to SOSS
as to the status and resulting summary data of the study evaluating
the SONCC ESU Coho in the North Coast Region.
Bill Krum indicated that he did not support the listing of Coho
salmon and noted that if listed, all of the voluntary conservation
efforts would stop.
Virginia Handley stated that imported bullfrogs and turtles are
still not addressed and that California should join other states in
controlling this illegal importation that is a threat to native
Paul Weakland did not support the ARMP as the plan does not
address the black market of abalones imported through Mexico.
PRESENTATION BY FRIENDS OF SIERRA RE: STUDY TO REDUCE MORTALITY ON
BAIT CAUGHT AND RELEASED TROUT AND "WATER FOR WILDLIFE"
Received report; received public testimony.
PRESENTATION BY EASTERN SIERRA QUAIL UNLIMITED RE: THEIR CHAPTER'S
HABITAT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT OF MODIFYING EXISTING WATER GUZZLERS ON
BLM AND USFS LAND INTO "WILDLIFE DRINKING SYSTEMS".
Received presentation; received public testimony.
UPDATE ON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS FOR THE UPPER OWENS RIVER.
Received Department's update and presentation; received public
testimony. Commission took no action to reconsider the Department's
recommendation from August 2003.
REQUEST OF CALIFORNIA LOBSTER AND TRAP FISHERMEN'S ASSOCIATION FOR
THE COMMISSION TO CONSIDER AMENDING SECTION 122, TITLE 14, CCR, TO
ALLOW FOR TRANSFERABILITY OF COMMERCIAL LOBSTER PERMITS.
Received presentation and request; received Department's
recommendation; received public testimony. Commission approved the
request and authorized staff to publish notice of the Commission's
intent to consider amending Section 122 to allow for transferability
of commercial lobster permits.
CONSIDERATION OF 2004-2005 CALIFORNIA DUCK STAMP AND DUCKS
UNLIMITED M.A.R.S.H. PROJECTS.
Received the Department's recommendation; no public testimony.
Commission approved the 2004 - 2005 California Duck Stamp and Ducks
Unlimited M.A.R.S.H. projects.
DEPARTMENT REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON ITS REVIEW OF COMMISSION
Received the Department's report; no public testimony.
Received public testimony. Commission confirmed its June 25,
2004, action to issue eleven non-transferable Tier 3 spot prawn trap
DEPARTMENT'S PROGRESS REPORT RE: DEVELOPMENT OF STATE-FEDERAL
COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH NOAA FISHERIES UNDER SECTION 6 OF THE
FEDERAL ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT RE: COHO SALMON (Oncorhynchus
Received Department's report; received NOAA Fisheries report; no
CONSIDERATION OF CLOSING THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON THE PROPOSED
CHANGES TO SECTION 670.5, TITLE 14, CCR, TO ADD COHO SALMON TO THE
LIST OF THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES. (COMMISSION ACTION ITEM
ONLY – NO PUBLIC TESTIMONY)
Received public testimony. Commission closed public comment
Commission adopted proposed changes to add coho salmon to the
list of threatened and endangered species.
RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT LEGISLATIVE REPORT.
RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
UPDATE ON DEPARTMENT'S BUDGET.
Received Department's report; no public testimony.
UPDATE ON ARMP.
Received Department's report and question regarding the
Commission's prior direction. Received public testimony. The
Department indicated it needed additional time to incorporate the
Commission's direction regarding additional index sites and requested
the Commission now consider adopting the ARMP at its December 2004
meeting instead of its late August meeting.
RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
I. MARINE SUBCOMMITTEE Received report; no public testimony.
II. WAFWA JULY 24-29, 2004 MEETING IN SUN VALLEY, IDAHO. Received report; no public testimony. It was reported that the
Commission had been selected Commission of the Year and Executive
Director Treanor had been selected Professional of the Year.
RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
Received report; no public testimony.
RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
Commissioners clarified quorum issues having to do with
Note: The Commission had been scheduled to
receive the Department's evaluation and recommendation on the petition
to list the California tiger salamander as an endangered species at
this meeting; however, the Commission has not received the report from
the Department. Once the Commission receives the report, it will
agendize this item.
(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
PENDING LITIGATION TO WHICH THE COMMISSION IS
VENTURA COUNTY COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN'S ASSOCIATION, ET AL.,
vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: CHANNEL ISLANDS
POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION.
RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND
PERMIT ITEMS AND ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS FOR:
WILLIAM HARDEN, TRANSFER OF MARKET SQUID FISHERY PERMIT.
WILLIAM JAMES, NEARSHORE TRAP ENDORSEMENT.
ADELE PASIUT, NEARSHORE FISHERY PERMIT AND DEEPER
NEARSHORE SPECIES FISHERY PERMIT.
SAM SHROUT, SEA URCHIN DIVING PERMIT.
CHRIS VAN DER REE, SOUTH COAST REGION NEARSHORE FISHERY