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FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
(916) 653-4899
www.fgc.ca.gov

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Meeting of
April 6, 2011 (Wednesday)
10:00 a.m. 2
Lake Natoma Inn
702 Gold Lake Drive
Sierra Ballroom1
Folsom

AGENDA3


ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


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. The issue to be discussed should not be related to any item on the current agenda. As a general rule, action cannot be taken on issues not listed on the agenda. At the discretion of the Commission, staff may be requested to follow up on such items. 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 OF THE WARDEN OF THE YEAR AWARD.
3.  PRESENTATION OF TRIBAL HARVESTING PAPER BY DR. JEANINE PFEIFFER ET AL., ENTITLED “NATIVE SCIENCE, HARVESTING, AND CONSERVATION.”
4. (A)

 PURSUANT TO SECTION 2074.2 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE, CONSIDERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT’S INITIAL REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION, AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE PETITION TO LIST BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER (Picoides arcticus) AS THREATENED OR ENDANGERED UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.

 Motion and Vote

(B) PURSUANT TO SECTION 2084 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE,
CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE EMERGENCY ACTION TO ADD SECTION 749.7, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: SPECIAL ORDER RELATING TO INCIDENTAL TAKE OF BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER DURING CANDIDACY PERIOD. (Note: This item will only be considered if the Commission makes a finding that listing the black-backed woodpecker as threatened or endangered may be warranted.)
5.  SCOPING OF POSSIBLE 2011 UPLAND GAME REGULATION CHANGES.
6.  SCOPING OF POSSIBLE 2011 WILDLIFE AREA AND ECOLOGICAL RESERVE REGULATION CHANGES.
7.  RECEIPT OF LEGISLATIVE REPORTS.
(A)  DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME REPORT.
(B)  POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
8.  RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
(A)  RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR’S REPORT.
(B)  UPDATE ON DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION ON STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASE TERMS AND RENTAL RATES.
(C)  UPDATE ON MR. GUNNAR GUDJONSSON’S REQUEST FOR AN EXPERIMENTAL GEAR PERMIT TO TRAP BROWN BOX CRAB FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
(D)  UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT
(E)  OTHER.
9.  RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
(A)  KELP LEASE APPLICATIONS.
(B)  OTHER.
10.  SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
(A)  MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
(B)

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

 Motion and  Vote

(C)  AQUACULTURE COMMITTEE.
(D) OTHER.
11.  RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
12.  RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
13.  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. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
II. LINDY O’LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
III. JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME
COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
IV. KERN COUNTY WATER AGENCY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME, DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES RE: STATE WATER PROJECT AND CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.
V. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: AMERICAN PIKA.
VI. TACY LEE vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: DENIAL OF TRANSFER OF LOBSTER OPERATOR PERMIT.
VII. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: PACIFIC FISHER.
VIII. UNITED ANGLERS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; COASTSIDE FISHING CLUB; AND ROBERT C. FLETCHER vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SOUTH COAST STUDY REGION AND NORTH CENTRAL COAST STUDY REGION MARINE PROTECTED AREAS UNDER THE MARINE PROTECTION ACT.
B. POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
C. STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION.
D. RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS.

2011 FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
MEETING SCHEDULE
www.fgc.ca.gov

 
April 21 (Teleconference) Sacramento (Via Telephone)
May 4 (Wed.)
May 5 (Thurs.)
Doubletree Hotel Ontario Airport
222 North Vineyard Ave
Ontario
June 29 (Wed.)
June 30 (Thurs.)
Lexington Plaza Waterfront Hotel
110 W. Freemont Street
Stockton
August 3 (Wed.)
August 4 (Thurs.)
State of California
Resources Agency Building
Auditorium
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento
September 15 (Thurs.) Red Lion Hotel
1830 Hilltop Drive
Redding
October 19 (Wed.)
October 20 (Thurs.)
Beach Resort Monterey
2600 Sand Dunes Drive
Monterey
November 16 (Wed.)
November 17 (Thurs.)*
Santa Barbara
December 14 (Wed.)
December 15 (Thurs.)
San Diego

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 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 eleven (11) copies.