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THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
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THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

 

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Meeting of
December 3, 2004 (Friday)
8:30 a.m.

The Beach Resort
Bay View Room
2600 Sand Dunes Drive
Monterey

DISCUSSION ITEMS
10.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Commission accepted its Hearing Officerís proposed decisions on the following license and permit items from the Commissionís December 3, 2005 , Executive Session.

  1. JOHN ALIOTTI, 30-DAY SUSPENSION, HERRING PERMIT.
  2. GARY BURKE, 30-DAY SUSPENSION, HERRING PERMIT.
  3. ALVIN FRINK, 30-DAY SUSPENSION, HERRING PERMIT.
  4. MATTEO LAFATA, 30-DAY SUSPENSION, HERRING PERMIT.
  5. PHILIP LAFATA, 30-DAY SUSPENSION, HERRING PERMIT.
  6. SALVATORE PAPETTI, JR., 30-DAY SUSPENSION, HERRING PERMIT.
  7. ARTHUR VIENOLA, DENIED REINSTATEMENT OF SALMON VESSEL PERMIT.
  8. JOHN VILICICH, 30-DAY SUSPENSION, HERRING PERMIT.
  9. LILA VILICICH, 30-DAY SUSPENSION, HERRING PERMIT.
11.

UPDATE BY DIRK ROSEN, MARINE APPLIED RESEARCH AND EXPLORATION, RE: EFFORTS TO DEVELOP BASELINE DATA FOR MONITORING OF MPAs AT CHANNEL ISLANDS.

Received update; received public testimony.

12.

REQUEST OF ZEKE GRADER, PCFFA, TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE LEGISLATION FOR THE DUNGENESS CRAB FISHERY.

Received Mr. Graderís request; received Departmentís recommendation; received public testimony. Commission agreed to receive further public comments at its March 17-18, 2005 meeting in Oakland .

13.

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO SECTIONS 2.09, 2.10 AND 5.00, AND TO RENUMBER SECTION 1.71 TO 1.70 AND ADD NEW SECTION 1.71, TITLE 14, CCR, REGARDING FRESHWATER SPORT FISHING GEAR RESTRICTIONS.

Received Departmentís recommendation; received public testimony. Commission adopted proposed amendments regarding freshwater sport fishing gear restrictions. Commission also requested the Department to solicit additional public comments at meetings in Redding , Sacramento and Concord to determine if further refinement of these regulations is required.

14.

REQUEST OF GREG SQUIRES FOR THE COMMISSION TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 745, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: GUIDE LICENSES.

Received Departmentís recommendation; received public testimony. Commission directed its staff and the Department to form a subcommittee to address these issues.

15.

REQUEST OF UNITED ANGLERS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBLE MODIFICATION OF THE 60-20 HARVEST CONTROL RULE FOUND IN THE NEARSHORE FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN AS WELL AS THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF THIS HARVEST CONTROL RULE.

Received request; received public testimony. Commission directed the Department to form a subcommittee to address these issues.

16.

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 52.10 AND 150.16, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: CABEZON ALLOWABLE CATCHES AND TRIP LIMITS.

Received Departmentís proposal; received public testimony. Commission adopted proposed changes regarding cabezon allowable catches and trip limits to include Option 1.

17.

DEPARTMENT PRESENTATION RE: RESULTS OF THE CALIFORNIA SHEEPHEAD STOCK ASSESSMENT.

Received Departmentís presentation; received public testimony.

18.

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO PROPOSED SECTIONS 149(g) AND 149.1, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: DESCRIPTION OF GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY FOR PURPOSES OF PROHIBITING THE USE OF LIGHTS FOR SQUID FISHING, AND NON-TRANSFERABLE MARKET SQUID VESSEL PERMITS, RESPECTIVELY.

Received Departmentís proposal; received public testimony. Commission adopted proposed amendments. For the initial issuance criteria for non-transferable vessel permits, the Commission selected the option that the fishermen must possess a 2004/05 Market Squid Vessel Permit; possess a California Commercial fishing license for at least 20 years; and made at least 33 landings of squid prior to August 27, 2004.

19.

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO AMEND AND/OR REPEAL SECTIONS 27.20-27.51, 29.05, 29.40, 30.00, 120.7, 122, 123, 149, 165, 180, 630, 630.5, 632 AND 747, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: MARINE PROTECTED AREAS.

Received Departmentís proposal; received public testimony. Commission adopted proposed amendments.

CONSENT CALENDAR - ALL APPROVED
20.

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 150, TITLE 14, CCR, TO ALLOW THE USE OF HAND-HELD DIP NETS IN THE COMMERCIAL NEARSHORE FISHERY.

Approved, no public testimony.

21.

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 745.5 AND 746, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: REVOCATION/SUSPENSION OF HUNTING/FISHING PRIVILEGES.

Approved, no public testimony.

22.

ANNUAL REVIEW OF WHITE STURGEON WILD BROODSTOCK COLLECTION PROGRAM AND CONSIDERATION OF CONTINUATION OF THE PROGRAM.

Approved, received public testimony.

23.

DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR CONSIDERATION TO MODIFY THE LIST OF APPROVED CALIFORNIA DUCK STAMP AND DUCKS UNLIMITED M.A.R.S.H. PROJECTS FOR 2004-2005.

Approved, no public testimony.

24.

CONSIDERATION OF DEPARTMENT ANNUAL RECOMMENDATION FOR CEILINGS ON RESERVOIR ACCESS FEES ALLOWED BY THE COMMISSION'S POLICY ON "STOCKING FISH IN WATERS WHERE ANGLERS PAY ACCESS FEES."

Approved, no public testimony.

25.

APPROVAL OF PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA LICENSE (2004-2009) AND 2004-2005 MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR:

(A) PEARSON PROPERTY, YUBA COUNTY

Approved, no public testimony.

26.

REQUEST OF ROBERT THOMAS FOR REINSTATEMENT OF HIS EXPIRED TRAPPING PERMIT.

Approved, no public testimony.

27. CONFIRMATION OF COMMISSION'S AUGUST 5, 2004, ACTION TO AMEND SECTIONS 180.1 AND 180.3, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: COMMERCIAL SPOT PRAWN FISHING. No Public Testimony. The Commission did not receive any written comments on the documents added to the rulemaking file; therefore, this item was NOT be discussed at the Commission's December 3, 2004 meeting.
28.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

Approved, no public testimony.

OTHER
29.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.

Commission directed staff to reschedule the March 2005 Commission meeting to March 17-18, in Oakland .