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THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

State of California

THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

 

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Meeting of
November 3, 2006  (Friday)
9:30 a.m.
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City Council Chambers *
777 Cypress Avenue
Redding

AGENDA

ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ONE OR MORE COMMISSIONERS MAY PARTICIPATE VIA TELEPHONE

DISCUSSION ITEMS

NOTE : Items may be heard 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. PRESENTATION OF A DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN ANADROMOUS FISH CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION.
   3.

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE RECREATIONAL GROUNDFISH REGULATIONS FOR 2007-2008.

CONSENT CALENDAR
   4. CONFIRMATION OF COMMISSION’S OCTOBER 6, 2006 ACTION TO AMEND SECTION 149.1, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: ADMINISTRATIVE FEE FOR NON-TRANSFERABLE MARKET SQUID LIGHT BOAT PERMITS.
   5.

POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF 2007 MEETING SCHEDULE.

OTHER
   6.

RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE TRIENNIAL SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS FOR 2007-2009. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for December 8, 2006, in Santa Monica.)

   7.

RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 671.5, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: DISPOSITION OF WILD ANIMALS POSSESSED IN VIOLATION OF REGULATIONS. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for December 8, 2006, in Santa Monica.)

   8.

MERCED FLY FISHING CLUB UPDATE ON THE MERCED RIVER RAINBOW TROUT AND STEELHEAD RESTORATION PLAN.

  9. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT STATUS REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION ON THE PETITION TO DELIST SISKIYOU MOUNTAIN SALAMANDER (Plethodon stormi) AS A THREATENED SPECIES. (Correction: Public testimony will be received at this meeting. Pursuant to Section 670.1, Title 14, CCR, the Commission will discuss the petition, the Department's status report and recommendation, and will receive public testimony at its December 7, 2006, meeting in Santa Monica.)
   10. DEPARTMENT UPDATE ON THE UPPER SACRAMENTO RIVER WINTER SEASON TROUT FISHERY (0-LIMIT).
   11. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON ITS REVIEW OF THE FOLLOWING COMMISSION POLICIES:
  (A) GOLDEN TROUT.
  (B) PLANTING FISH IN YOUTH CAMPS.
  (C) SALMON.
  (D) STEELHEAD RAINBOW TROUT.
  (E) STOCKING FISH IN WATERS WHERE ANGLERS PAY ACCESS FEES.
  (F) STRIPED BASS.
  (G) YOUTH FISHING PROGRAMS.
  (H) COMMERCIAL USE OF NATIVE REPTILES.
  (I) TROUT.
  (J) TROPHY BLACK BASS PROGRAM.
  (K) COMMISSION DESIGNATED WILD TROUT WATERS.
  (L) WILDERNESS AREAS.
  (M) EMERGING FISHERIES.
  (N) KELP.
  (O) MARINE PROTECTED AREAS.
  (P) RESTRICTED ACCESS COMMERCIAL FISHERIES.
  (Q) SHELLFISH AND SEA OTTER CONFLICTS.
   12. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  (A) UPDATE ON DEPARTMENT'S BUDGET.
  (B) UPDATE ON PFMC ISSUES.
  (C) UPDATE ON AUTOMATED LICENSING AND DATA SYSTEM (ALDS) IMPLEMENTATION.
  (D) ENFORCEMENT UPDATE.
  (E) UPDATE ON LIVE ANIMAL MARKET.
  (F) UPDATE ON CENTRAL COAST MLPA IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS.
  (G) UPDATE ON SALTON SEA.
  (H) UPDATE ON REGULATIONS REGARDING TIMBER HARVEST PLANS AND COHO SALMON PURSUANT TO FISH AND GAME CODE SECTION 2112.
  (I) UPDATE ON FRIANT/NATURAL RESOURCE DEFENSE COUNCIL SETTLEMENT.
  (J) OTHER.
  13. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  (A)

STAFF REPORTS.

  (B) OTHER.
   14. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
  (A)

MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.

  (B)

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

   15. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  16.

RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.

  17. NEW BUSINESS
   18.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.

 

*These facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact California Relay Service at 1 (800) 735-2929 (TT) or 1 (800) 735-2922 (Voice) and ask them to contact the California Fish and Game Commission at (916) 653-4899.

NOTE: The public is encouraged to comment on any item on the agenda. In order for the Commission to adequately consider public comments, the public is requested to submit written comments no later than eight working days prior to the meeting. Written comments received fewer than eight working days preceding the meeting will be submitted to the Commission at the meeting; however, Commission staff is unable to deliver material received one day before and on the day of the meeting to the Commissioners when the meeting is not in Sacramento. Please send your comments to be received no later than two days before the meeting.

If you decide to speak at the Commission meeting, please begin by giving your name and affiliation (if any) and the number of people represented by your organization. Then tell the Commission your concerns in five minutes or less. Time allotted for each agenda item depends upon the number of speakers for each item and the length of the agenda. The Commission is interested in your views; don't worry about how to say them. If several people have spoken, try not to be repetitious. If there are several with the same concerns, please try to appoint a spokesperson. The Commission is particularly interested in the specific reasons you are for or against a proposal because the Commission's decision needs to be based on specific reasons. If you would like to present handouts/written material to the Commission at the meeting, please provide eight (8) copies.