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THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
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State of California

THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

 

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Meeting of
May 8, 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. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME PRESENTATION ON AQUACULTURE.
3. PRESENTATION OF THE WARDEN OF THE YEAR AWARD TO KYLE KROLL, SANTA CLARA COUNTY AREA .
4. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME LEGISLATIVE REPORT UPDATE AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
5. POTENTIAL REGULATORY ACTIONS FOR RECREATIONAL GROUNDFISH FOR 2009-2010 AND REQUEST FOR COMMISSION GUIDANCE.
6. BAY DELTA CONSERVATION PLAN PRESENTATION.
7. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  (A) RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR’S REPORT. (Moved to May 9, 2008, Friday)
  (B) UPDATE ON HERRING FISHERY.
  (C) UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
  (D) UPDATE ON PACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL ISSUES.
  (E) UPDATE ON HALIBUT FISHERIES MANAGEMENT INCLUDING POSSIBLE GEAR REGULATION CHANGES.

 

  (F) UPDATE ON AUTOMATED LICENSE DATA SYSTEM. (Moved to May 9, 2008, Friday)
  (G) UPDATE ON THE RELATIONSHIP AMONG E. COLI, WILDLIFE, AND AGRICULTURE IN CALIFORNIA .
  (H) UPDATE ON STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT REGARDING DELISTING THE CALIFORNIA BROWN PELICAN.
  (I) UPDATE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW ABALONE REPORT CARD/TAG REGULATIONS. (Moved to May 9, 2008, Friday)
  (J) OTHER. (Moved to May 9, 2008, Friday)
8. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS. (Moved to May 9, 2008, Friday)
  (A) STAFF REPORTS.
    I. UPDATE ON ORGANIZATIONAL OFFSITE ASSESSMENT MEETING.
  (B) OTHER.
9. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. (Moved to May 9, 2008, Friday)
  (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. (Moved to May 9, 2008, Friday)
12. NEW BUSINESS. (Moved to May 9, 2008, Friday)

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.