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THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

State of California

THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

 

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March 6, 2008 Meeting Agenda

 
 
Meeting of
March 6, 2008  (Thursday)
10:00 a.m.
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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 IN MEMORY OF COMMISSIONER ROBERT HATTOY.
3. DEPARTMENT PRESENTATION REGARDING PELAGIC ORGANISM DECLINE IN THE SACRAMENTO DELTA.
4. PRESENTATION FROM THE PARTNERSHIP OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES OF COASTAL OCEANS (PISCO) ON THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS SYMPOSIUM.
5. ANNUAL REVIEW OF WHITE STURGEON WILD BROODSTOCK COLLECTION PROGRAM AND CONSIDERATION OF CONTINUATION OF THE PROGRAM WITH AUTHORIZATION OF BROODSTOCK COLLECTION PERMITS.
6. DFG LEGISLATIVE REPORT UPDATE AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
7. RECEIPT OF DFG DIRECTOR’S REPORT.
  (A) UPDATE ON THE CALIFORNIA BOARD OF FORESTRY AND COMMISSION JOINT POLICY ON PACIFIC SALMON AND ANADROMOUS TROUT.
  (B) UPDATE ON PFMC ISSUES.
  (C) UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
  (D) UPDATE ON GROUNDFISH STATUS AND POTENTIAL FOR REGULATORY ACTIONS IN 2008 BASED ON IN-SEASON ADJUSTMENTS.
  (E) UPDATE ON THE KLAMATH RIVER BASIN RESTORATION AGREEMENT.
  (F) UPDATE ON THE 2008 DUCK STAMP ARTWORK SELECTION PROCESS.
  (G) UPDATE ON PROPOSED NUISANCE CANADA GEESE REGULATIONS.
  (H) OTHER.
8. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  (A) STAFF REPORTS.
    I. UPDATE ON FUTURE LEGAL REPRESENTATION.
  (B) OTHER.
9. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
  (A) MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
  (B) AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE.
10 RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
11. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  (A) REPORT ON FEASIBILITY OF AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION OF PERMITS AND LICENSES UPON CONVICTION.
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. 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. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
    IV. LINDY O’LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
    V. NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: CALIFORNIA CONDORS EXPOSURE TO LEAD AMMUNITION.
    VI. ROBERT LARRY EDER , JUSTIN WESLEY YAGER AND BYRAN D. RANDALL vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMITS.
    VII. STEVE ANGELI vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: RESTRICTED SPECIES BREEDING PERMIT.
    VIII. COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE DELTA, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SPORTFISH REGULATIONS AND TAKE OF LISTED SPECIES.
  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: