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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
February 4, 2005 (Friday)
8:30 a.m.

Hubbs Sea World Research Institute
Shedd Auditorium
2595 Ingraham Street
San Diego

DISCUSSION ITEMS
11.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Deputy Attorney General Cunningham reported that the Commission met in Executive Session February 3, 2005, pursuant to Government Code Section 11126(a)(1) and Section 309 of the Fish and Game Code.

12.

REQUEST OF MIKE MCCORKLE FOR COMMISSION CONSIDERATION OF RESUMPTION OF A SMALL-BOAT ARTISANAL TRAWL FISHERY FOR SPOT PRAWNS ALONG THE COASTLINE OF THE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL.

Item withdrawn.

13.

RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING DECLARING THE EXPERIMENTAL TANNER CRAB FISHERY AS AN EMERGING FISHERY.

Received Departmentís report and recommendations; received public testimony. Commission authorized its staff to publish notice of its intent to consider adoption of regulations to authorize a commercial trap fishery for grooved tanner crab.

14.

RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 122, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: COMMERCIAL SPINY LOBSTER FISHERY.

Received the Departmentís presentation; received public testimony.

15.

REQUEST TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 7.50(b)(91.1), TITLE 14, CCR, RE: KLAMATH-TRINITY RIVER SALMON REGULATIONS, RECEIPT OF PUBLIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES IN THE KLAMATH RIVER BASIN FISHERIES, AND SELECTION OF TENTATIVE INRIVER FALL CHINOOK SALMON ALLOCATION.

Received Departmentís proposal; received public testimony. Commission authorized its staff to publish notice of its intent to amend the Klamath-Trinity River salmon regulations.

16.

RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT PROPOSALS FOR TAG QUOTA CHANGES, CLARIFICATIONS AND URGENCY CHANGES FOR THE 2005-2006 MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATIONS. (Public comments and adoption of Department proposals are scheduled for the Commission's May 5, 2005, meeting in Sacramento. Note: No public recommendations will be received this year. By statute, public recommendations for changes in the Mammal Hunting and Trapping Regulations are considered every three years. Any recommendations received after the regulation adoption process in April 2004 will be considered at the Commission's February 2007, meeting.)

Received Departmentís proposal; no public testimony. Commission authorized staff to publish notice of intent to amend 2005-2006 mammal hunting regulations.

17. (A)

CONSIDERATION OF REQUEST OF THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, ET AL., FOR THE COMMISSION TO TAKE EMERGENCY ACTION TO REQUIRE THE USE OF NON-LEAD AMMUNITION FOR HUNTING IN THE HABITAT OF THE CALIFORNIA CONDOR.

Received request; received the Departmentís recommendations; received public testimony. The Commission denied the request for emergency action to require non-lead ammunition for hunting in the habitat of the California Condor as the request did not meet the requirements for emergency action, i.e. and immediacy of threat.

  (B)

CONSIDERATION OF REQUEST FOR THE COMMISSION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS REQUIRING THE USE OF NON-LEAD AMMUNITION, INCLUDING BULLETS AND SHOT, FOR ALL HUNTING WITHIN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO PROTECT ALL RAPTORS.

Received Departmentís recommendation; received public testimony. Commission denied the request to consider adding regulations requiring the phase-out of lead ammunition, including bullets and shot, for all hunting within the State of California to protect all raptors. The Commission acknowledged that lead contamination is one issue facing the full recovery of CA Condors, but agreed with the Department, the USFWS and the CA Condor Recovery Team that there is no firm evidence that lead ammunition is the cause of all lead poisoning in CA Condors. Therefore, the Commission directed the Department to continue gathering information on the many causes of lead contamination in the environment and report back to the Commission with its results, and if necessary, provide any recommendations at that time.

CONSENT CALENDAR
18. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 670.2, TITLE 14, CCR, TO ADD THE SCOTTS VALLEY POLYGONUM (Polygonum hickmanii) TO THE LIST OF ENDANGERED SPECIES.

Approved; no public testimony.

19. REQUEST TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 27.80, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: OCEAN SALMON FISHING REGULATIONS.

Approved; no public testimony.

20. REVIEW OF STRIPED BASS BROODSTOCK COLLECTION PROGRAM AND CONSIDERATION OF PERMIT RENEWALS.

Approved; no public testimony.

21.

RECEIPT OF ANNUAL REPORTS RE: U.S. MARINE CORPS, CAMP PENDLETON, EITHER-SEX DEER HUNT, SAN DIEGO COUNTY, AND U.S. ARMY, FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, ANTLERLESS DEER HUNT, MONTEREY COUNTY, UNDER SECTION 640, TITLE 14, CCR.

Approved; no public testimony.

22.

DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO ACCEPT APPROXIMATELY 640 ACRES FROM ALBERT D. SEENO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY AS A CONSERVATION EASEMENT, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY.

Approved; no public testimony.

23.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

Approved; no public testimony.

OTHER
24. ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.