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THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

State of California

THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

 

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April 10-11, 2008 Meeting Agenda

 
Meeting of
April 10, 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. UPDATE FROM JOHN KIRLIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DELTA VISION BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE.
3. UPDATE FROM KEN WISEMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MLPA BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE.
4. PRESENTATION TO HONOR THE HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR.
5. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY REGARDING THE PETITION TO DELIST THE CALIFORNIA BROWN PELICAN (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) AS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES.
6. PURSUANT TO SECTION 2074.2 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE, CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE COMMISSION ACTION ON THE PETITION TO DESIGNATE THE AMERICAN PIKA (Ochotona princeps) AS A THREATENED SPECIES CANDIDATE.
Department's Evaluation Report

Motion and Vote

7. DFG LEGISLATIVE REPORT UPDATE AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
8. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON ITS REVIEW OF THE FOLLOWING COMMISSION POLICIES:
  (A) STEELHEAD RAINBOW TROUT (ANADROMOUS RAINBOW TROUT).
  (B) SALMON.
9. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  (A) RECEIPT OF DFG DIRECTOR’S REPORT.
  (B) UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
  (C) UPDATE ON PFMC ISSUES.
  (D) UPDATE ON GROUNDFISH STATUS AND POTENTIAL FOR RECREATIONAL REGULATORY ACTIONS FOR 2009-2010.
  (E) UPDATE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HALIBUT FISHERIES MANAGEMENT PLAN INCLUDING POSSIBLE GEAR REGULATION CHANGES.
  (F) OTHER.
10. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  (A) STAFF REPORTS.
    I. UPDATE ON ORGANIZATIONAL OFFSITE ASSESSMENT MEETING.
  (B) OTHER.
11. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
  (A) MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
    I. REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR MARINE ADVISOR TO THE COMMISSION. (MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE COMMISSION OFFICE BY APRIL 21, 2008).
  (B) AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE.
12 RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
13. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  (A) DISCUSSION REGARDING THE BAGLEY-KEENE OPEN MEETING ACT.
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. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: TIGER SALAMANDER.
  II. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
  III. LINDY O’LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
  IV. NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: CALIFORNIA CONDORS EXPOSURE TO LEAD AMMUNITION.
  V. ROBERT LARRY EDER , JUSTIN WESLEY YAGER AND BYRAN D. RANDALL vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMITS.
  VI. STEVE ANGELI vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: RESTRICTED SPECIES BREEDING PERMIT.
  VII. COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE DELTA, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SPORTFISH REGULATIONS AND TAKE OF LISTED SPECIES.
  VIII. JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
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:
  I. FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF RICHARD POWERS' COMMERCIAL PASSENGER FISHING VESSEL LICENSE AND COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENSE.

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

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 ten days prior to the meeting. Written comments received fewer than ten 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.