REQUEST OF MIKE MCCORKLE, SANTA BARBARA, FOR AN EXPERIMENTAL GEAR
PERMIT TO CONDUCT RESEARCH ON A SPOT PRAWN TRAWL BYCATCH EXCLUDER IN
SELECTED AREAS IN THE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL. (Note: This item was
continued by the Commission from its February 2, 2006 meeting.)
Received Departmentís presentation; received public
testimony. Commission referred item to its Marine Resources Committee.
COMMISSION CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF EMERGENCY ACTION TO
ADD SECTION 177, TITLE 14, CCR, TO ESTABLISH PERMITS FOR
THE COMMERCIAL HALIBUT TRAWL FISHERY.
Received Departmentís recommendation; received public
testimony. Commission supported the Departmentís proposal to issue the
permits under the Departmentís authority without emergency regulatory
action by the Commission.