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Meeting of 
December 15, 2011 (Thursday)
8:30 a.m.2
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
Shedd Auditorium1
2595 Ingraham Street
San Diego

AGENDA 
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ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


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.

 CONSIDERATION OF PETITION TO LIST BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER (Picoides arcticus)


(A)
PURSUANT TO SECTION 2074.2 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE, CONSIDERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT’S REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION, AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE PETITION TO LIST BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER AS A THREATENED SPECIES UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.  (Note:The Department’s Initial Evaluation Report on the Petition was received at the March 2011 meeting and made available for 
public review.  At the November 2011 meeting, the Department again summarized its Initial Evaluation Report and discussed the supplemental information submitted through August 3, 2011.  The Commission voted to continue this item to its December meeting, so that petitioner submittals dated November 10 and 11, 2011 could be evaluated.

 Motion/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 in 2. (A) that listing Black-backed Woodpecker as a threatened species may be warranted.
 Motion/Vote
3.

CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF 2012 REGULATORY CALENDAR.
 Motion/Vote

4. DEPARTMENT PRESENTATION ON THE STATUS OF COMMERCIAL NEARSHORE FISHERY PERMITS
5.
(A) DEPARTMENT PRESENTATION ON THE MARKET SQUID FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN. 
(B) POSSIBLE ACTION/COMMISSION DIRECTION TO AMEND THE MARKET SQUID FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN
(C)
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE EMERGENCY ACTION TO AMEND THE MARKET SQUID REGULATIONS OR PROVIDE DIRECTION FOR A STANDARD RULEMAKING. 
6.
RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
(A)
RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR’S REPORT. 
(B)
UPDATE ON STATUS OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 550, 551, 552, 630, AND 703, ADDITION OF SECTION 550.5, AND REPEAL OF SECTION 553, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: PUBLIC USE OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME LANDS. 
(C)
WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES/ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION DIVISION UPDATE.
(D)
LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION UPDATE

(E)

OTHER
7.
RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
8.
 RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
9. STATUS UPDATE AND POSSIBLE COMMISSION GUIDANCE ON AMENDED INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS FOR SECTION 238.5, TITLE 14, CCR, PRIVATE STOCKING PERMITS
10. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED ADDITION OF  SECTIONS 29.17 AND 127, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL TAKE OF KELLET’S WHELK. 
 Motion/Vote
11.
UPDATE AND POSSIBLE REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 27.80, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: OCEAN SALMON
 Motion/Vote
12. CONSIDERATION OF MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATIONS FOR 2012-2013.

(A)

RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT PROPOSALS FOR TAG QUOTA CHANGES, CLARIFICATIONS AND URGENCY CHANGES FOR THE 2012-2013 MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATIONS AND REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO MAKE TAG QUOTA CHANGES, CLARIFICATIONS AND URGENCY CHANGES.
 Motion/Vote

(B)


RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT’S TENTATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ANTLERLESS/EITHER SEX DEER HUNTS FOR 2012-2013. 
13. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.
14. RECEIPT AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

(A)

SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

(I)    MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
(II)   AL TAUCHER COMMITTEE.
(III)  BUDGET COMMITTEE.
(IV)   OTHER.
(B)
ITEMS THAT DID NOT MAKE AGENDA AND NEED TO BE RESCHEDULED
(C)
NEW BUSINESS/COMMISSION FOLLOW-UP, MEETING REVIEW, AND STAFF DIRECTION
(D)
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS

2012 FISH AND GAME COMMISSION 
MEETING SCHEDULE
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February 2 (Thurs.)
State of California
Natural Resources Agency 
Auditorium
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
March 7 (Wed.)
Riverside
April 11 (Wed.)
April 12 (Thurs.)
Eureka
April 18 (Wed.)
(Teleconference)
Sacramento (Via Telephone)
May 23 (Wed.)
May 24 (Thurs.)
Monterey
June 20 (Wed.)
June 21 (Thurs.)
Bishop
August 8 (Wed.)
August 9 (Thurs.)
Ventura
October 3 (Wed.)
October 4 (Thurs.)
State of California
Natural Resources Agency
Auditorium
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
November 7 (Wed.)
November 8 (Thurs.)
Los Angeles
December 12 (Wed.)
December 13 (Thurs.)
San Diego

CONSENT CALENDAR
 Motion/Vote
15. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTIONS 28.29, 52.10 AND 150.16, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: GREENLING TOTAL ALLOWABLE CATCH, RECREATIONAL SUB-BAG LIMITS, AND CUMULATIVE TRIP LIMITS.
16.
RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT’S REPORT ON THE PETITION TO LIST THE MOUNTAIN YELLOW-LEGGED FROG (Rana muscosa and Rana sierrae) AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES. (Note: Public testimony and possible Fish and Game Commission action is tentatively scheduled for February 2, 2012.)
17.
RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT’S WRITTEN REPORT REGARDING STRIPED BASS AND POTENTIAL CHANGES TO FISHING REGULATIONS.  (Note:  This item is scheduled only to receive the Department’s written report.  Discussion of the Department report is scheduled for February 2, 2012.
18.
APPROVAL OF MR. DANIEL LYNN’S REQUEST FOR REINSTATEMENT OF HIS TRAPPING PERMIT.
19.
RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT REPORT TO THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND LEGISLATURE ON THE ANNUAL ACCOUNTING OF THE DEPOSITS INTO, AND EXPENDITURES FROM, THE FISH AND GAME PRESERVATION FUND, AS RELATED TO THE REVENUES GENERATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 8587 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE AND REQUIRED BY SECTION 8589.7 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE. 
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