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THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

State of California

THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

 

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State of California

FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

(916) 653-4899

www.fgc.ca.gov

Meeting of Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute1

May 3, 2007 (Thurs.) Shedd Auditorium

10:00 a.m. 2 2595 Ingraham Street

San Diego

AGENDA, REVISED 4/20/073

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. PRESENTATION BY MARK DRAWBRIDGE, SENIOR RESEARCH BIOLOGIST

– HUBBS-SEAWORLD RESEARCH INSTITUTE, REGARDING A UPDATE ON

THE CURRENT STATUS OF MARINE FINFISH FARMING IN THE UNITED

STATES.

 

  3. STATUS UPDATE ON DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT AND RECEIPT

OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY REGARDING THE PETITION TO DELIST SISKIYOU

MOUNTAINS SALAMANDER (Plethodon stormi) AS A THREATENED

SPECIES.

 

  4. COMMISSION RECEIPT AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF THE REVISED

DRAFT MASTER PLAN FOR MARINE PROTECTED AREAS.

1 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.

2 The Commission may break for lunch at approximately 12:00 noon.

3 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 days prior to the meeting. Written

comments received fewer than eight 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.

 

OTHER

 

  5. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT LEGISLATIVE REPORT AND POSSIBLE

CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED

LEGISLATION.

 

  6. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.

(A) UPDATE ON DEPARTMENT'S BUDGET.

(B) UPDATE ON PFMC ISSUES

(C) UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.

 (D) WITHERING SYNDROME REPORT.

  (E) UPDATE ON THE SAN MIGUEL ISLAND ABALONE RESOURCE.

  (F) UPDATE ON WATERFOWL REGULATIONS.

  (G) UPDATE ON COMMERCIAL FISHERIES COST REPORT.

  (H) UPDATE ON HALIBUT AND PINK SHRIMP FISHERIES.

  (I) UPDATE ON THE AUTOMATED LICENSE DATA SYSTEM (ALDS)

IMPLEMENTATION.

  (J) UPDATE ON SALTON SEA.

  (K) UPDATE ON REGULATIONS REGARDING TIMBER HARVEST PLANS

AND COHO SALMON PURSUANT TO FISH AND GAME CODE

SECTION 2112.

  (L) OTHER.

 

  7. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.

(A) STAFF REPORTS.

(B) OTHER.

 

  8. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

(A) MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.

(B) AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING

OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

 

  9. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.

 

  10. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.

 

  11. NEW BUSINESS.

 

FIELD TRIP: Time permitting, the Commission will take a tour of the Hubbs-Sea World

Research Institute Laboratory (see address above). The field trip will commence

immediately following the adjournment of the meeting. The public is invited to attend,

but will have to provide its own transportation.

 

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. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND

GAME COMMISSION RE: TIGER SALAMANDER.

II. CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA

FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO SALMON.

III. JACK MORICI vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

RE: COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENSE.

IV. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST

ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO

LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.

V. LINDY O’LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE:

R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.

VI. 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. RICHARD MIRKOVICH, TRANSFERABLE MARKET SQUID LIGHT

BOAT PERMIT.

II. ALLEN WELLE, TRANSFERABLE LOBSTER OPERATOR PERMIT.