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THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

 

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State of  California  

FISH AND GAME COMMISSION 

(916) 653-4899 

http://www.fgc.ca.gov 

Meeting of Mammoth Inn1 

June 22, 2006 (Thursday)  1 Minaret Road        June 23, 2006 Agenda 

10:00 a.m. 2  Mammoth   Lakes  

AGENDA 3 

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 – Any member of the public may address and/or ask questions of the Commission relating to the implementation of its policies or any other matter within the jurisdiction of the Commission. As a general rule, action cannot be taken on issues not listed on the agenda. Staff will normally be requested to follow up on such items at the discretion of the Commission. Submittal of written comments is encouraged to ensure that all comments will be included in the record before the Commission. Please be prepared to summarize your comments to the time allocated by the President. 

2.  RECEIPT OF ANNUAL REVIEW OF WHITE SEABASS FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR 2004-2005 FISHING SEASONS. 

3.  RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT’S PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE PACKAGE PROPOSAL RE:  CENTRAL   COAST  MPAs AND UPDATE TO PROPOSED MLPA SCHEDULE. (Note: Department presentation and public testimony will be received at the Commission’s special meeting on August 2, 2006 in  Sacramento  .) 

4.  UPDATE ON BACKGROUND AND STATUS OF DEPARTMENT ACTION RE: DR. RICK STAUB’S REQUESTS RELATED TO REPTILE COLLECTION, PROPAGATION, AND CONSERVATION. 

5.  CLARIFICATION OF  COSUMNES   RIVER  ECOLOGICAL RESERVE REGULATIONS REGARDING WATERFOWL HUNTING ON NAVIGABLE WATERS. 

6. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON ITS REVIEW OF THE FOLLOWING COMMISSION POLICIES: 

(A)  COOPERATIVELY OPERATED REARING PROGRAMS FOR SALMON AND STEELHEAD.     

(B)  UPDATE REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF JOINT POLICY ON PACIFIC SALMON AND ANADROMOUS TROUT.   Motion and Vote

(C) ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES. 

(D) INTRODUCTION OF NON-NATIVE SPECIES. 

(E) LAND USE PLANNING. 

(F)  SALTON SEA . 

(G) RAPTORS. 

(H) DEER MANAGEMENT. 

(I) DEPREDATION CONTROL. 

(J) ELK. 

(K) UPLAND GAME. 

OTHER 

7.  RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT LEGISLATIVE REPORT AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION. 
 Motion and Vote

8.  RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT INFORMATIONAL ITEMS. 

(A)  UPDATE ON DEPARTMENT'S BUDGET. 

(B)  UPDATE ON PFMC ISSUES. 

(C)  UPDATE ON AVIAN INFLUENZA. 

(D) STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF MLMA AND NEARSHORE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT PLAN. 

(E)  UPDATE ON UP COMING SPORTFISH REGULATION CYCLE AND STRATEGY TO ENCOURAGE EARLY PUBLIC INPUT. 

(F)  UPDATE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HALIBUT TRAWL BILL. 

(G)  UPDATE ON AUTOMATED LICENSING AND DATA SYSTEM (ALDS) IMPLEMENTATION. 

(H) OTHER. 

9. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS. 

(A)  SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. 

I. MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE. 

A. UPDATE ON OR POSSIBLE RATIFICATION OF NOMINEES FOR THE SAN MIGUEL ISLAND ABALONE FISHERY ADVISORY GROUP. 

B. MARINE ISSUES PRIORITY MATRIX UPDATE. 

C. OTHER. 

II.  AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE. 

III. LEGISLATION SUBCOMMITTEE. 

(B) STAFF REPORTS. 

(C) ANALYSIS AND ORGANIZATION OF COMMISSION SUBCOMMITTEES. 

(D)  UPDATE ON LIVE ANIMAL MARKET SPECIAL HEARINGS. 

(E) OTHER. 

10.  RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS. 

11.  RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS. 

12.  NEW BUSINESS. 

  EXECUTIVE SESSION 

(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 

CONSIDER: 

A. PENDING LITIGATION TO WHICH THE COMMISSION IS A PARTY. I.  SANFORD WINSTON, ET AL., vs.  CALIFORNIA  FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SPOT PRAWN TRAWL. 

II. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs.  CALIFORNIA  FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: TIGER SALAMANDER. III.  CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION, ET AL., vs.  CALIFORNIA  FISH AND 

GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO SALMON. 

IV. JACK MORICI vs.  CALIFORNIA  FISH AND GAME COMMISSION 

RE: COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENSE. 

V. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs.  CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE:  SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO  COHO LISTING. 

VI. LINDY O’LEARY vs.  CALIFORNIA  FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS. 

B. POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION. 

C. STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION. 

D. RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS AND ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS FOR:  I. LINDA SOUTHERN, TRANSFERABLE LOBSTER OPERATOR PERMIT. II. RANDY TOUSSAINT, TRANSFERABLE LOBSTER OPERATOR PERMIT. III. PIETRO “PETE” BUOMPENSIERO, SPOT PRAWN TRAP VESSEL PERMIT. IV. KIRK SCHOONOVER, TRANSFERABLE LOBSTER OPERATOR PERMIT. V. PHILIP R. FREEMAN, TRANSFERABLE LOBSTER OPERATOR PERMIT. VI. RYAN A. HILL, SOUTHERN ROCK CRAB TRAP PERMIT.