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THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

State of California

THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

 

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Meeting of
February 1-2, 2007  (Thursday)
10:00 a.m.

Beach Resort Monterey
Bayview Conference Room*
2600 Sand Dunes Drive
Monterey

AGENDA

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. ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
   2.

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.

   3.

DEPARTMENT STATUS REPORT OF ZEBRA AND QUAGGA MUSSELS IN CALIFORNIA .

   4.

COMMISSION CONSIDERATION OF REQUEST OF MARK EGLINGTON, BLUEBEYOND FISHERIES, TO RAISE BARRAMUNDI FOR AQUACULTURE PURPOSES.

   5.

POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO COMMISSION POLICY, RE: CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERING APPEALS OF PERMANENT REVOCATIONS OF A SPORT OR COMMERCIAL LICENSE OR PERMIT.

   6.

POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO COMMISSION POLICY, RE: COMMISSION OFFICE STAFFING NEEDS.

    7.

RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY REGARDING THE PETITION TO DELIST SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS SALAMANDER (Plethodon stormi) AS A THREATENED SPECIES.

OTHER
  8.

RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT LEGISLATIVE REPORT AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.

   9. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  (A) UPDATE ON DEPARTMENT'S BUDGET.
  (B) UPDATE ON PFMC ISSUES.
  (C) UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
  (D) UPDATE ON THE ALLEGED CONTAMINATION OF THE SMITH AND THOMPSON SITE NEAR LANCASTER ( LOS ANGELES COUNTY ).
  (E) UPDATE ON LIVE ANIMAL MARKET.
  (F)

UPDATE ON THE SAN MIGUEL ISLAND ABALONE RESOURCE.

  (G) UPDATE ON MARINE REGION.
  (H) UPDATE ON STATUS OF NEARSHORE FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN.
  (I)

UPDATE ON PUBLIC NOTICE PROCEDURES FOR PROPOSED REGULATORY CHANGES.

  (J)

OTHER.

   10. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  (A)

STAFF REPORTS.

  1. WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AGENCIES MIDWINTER MEETING REPORT.
  2. OFFSITE COMMISSION WORKSHOP.
  3. UPDATE ON SB 1535 IMPLEMENTATION.
  (B) OTHER.
   11. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
  (A)

MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.

  (B)

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

   12. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
Continued to 2-2-07
13.

RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.

  (A) UPDATE ON COMMISSION CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE.
14. 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: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
  VI. LINDY O’LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
  VII. NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: CALIFORNIA CONDORS EXPOSURE TO LEAD AMMUNITION.
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. CAROLYN DAVI, TRANSFERABLE MARKET SQUID LIGHT BOAT PERMIT.
  II.

GREG VEITENHANS, MARKET SQUID VESSEL PERMIT.

  III. DREW BRANDY, DEEPER NEARSHORE SPECIES FISHERY PERMIT.