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Meeting of
February 2, 2012 (Thursday)
8:30 a.m.2
Resources Building
First Floor Auditorium1
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento

AGENDA
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ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

1.
2.
 RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION AND POSSIBLE COMMISSION DIRECTION ON THE REQUEST FROM KNOCEAN SCIENCES, INC. TO LEASE KELP BED NO. 3, SAN DIEGO COUNTY, FOR EXCLUSIVE HARVEST OF KELP.
 
 Motion and Vote
3.
 CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE RE-ADOPTION OF EMERGENCY ACTION TO CLOSE SONOMA COUNTY TO ABALONE FISHING (Note:  This action is intended to make the emergency closure expire the day before the scheduled season opener of April 1, 2012.)
 
 Motion and Vote
4.  RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 28.29, 52.10 AND 150.16, TITLE 14, CCR, RE:  GREENLINGS.  (Note:  The adoption hearing is scheduled for March 7, 2012 in Riverside.)
5.
 RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 27.80, TITLE 14, CCR, RE:  OCEAN SALMON.  (Note:  The discussion/adoption hearing is scheduled for March 7, 2012 in Riverside.)
6.
(A)

 PURSUANT TO FISH AND GAME CODE SECTIONS 2075 AND 2075.5, CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE PETITION AND THE
DEPARTMENT’S ONE YEAR STATUS REPORT/RECOMMENDATION ON THE PETITION TO LIST THE MOUNTAIN YELLOW-LEGGED FROG (Rana muscosa and R. sierrae) AS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES AND ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS.

 Motion and Vote

(B)

 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 670.5, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: ADDITION OF MOUNTAIN YELLOW-LEGGED FROG (Rana muscosa and R. sierrae) TO THE LIST OF ANIMALS OF CALIFORNIA DECLARED TO BE ENDANGERED OR THREATENED.  (Note: This Item will only be considered if the Commission makes a finding that listing the Mountain Yellow-legged frog as threatened or endangered is warranted.)

 Motion and Vote

 CONSENT CALENDAR           Motion and Vote

7.
REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: KLAMATH-TRINITY SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS.  (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for March 7, 2012 in Riverside.  The adoption hearing is scheduled for April 11, 2012 in Eureka.)
8.
REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: CENTRAL VALLEY SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS.  (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for March 7, 2012, meeting in Riverside.  The adoption hearing is scheduled for April 11, 2012 in Eureka.)
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSION
9.

 REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND STRIPED BASS SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS.


 Public Comment on Item
 Motion and Vote
(A)
 PRESENTATION OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME PROPOSAL.
(B)
 PRESENTATION BY ALLIED FISHING GROUPS ORGANIZATION.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
10.
 ELECTION OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

 Motion and  Vote
 Motion and  Vote 
 Motion and Vote
11.  SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
12.
 RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEM.
(A)  RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR’S REPORT.
(B)
 WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES/ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION DIVISION UPDATE.  
(C)
 LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION UPDATE.
(D)
 UPDATE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AUTOMATED LICENSE DATA SYSTEM.
(E)
 UPDATE ON NORTH COAST STUDY REGION ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
REPORT AND REGULATORY TIMELINE.
(F)
 UPDATE ON FILLING THE AQUACULTURE COORDINATOR POSITION.
(G)
 OTHER.
13. RECEIPT AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
(A)
 SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

(I)
(II)
(III)
(IV)
 MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.    Motion and Vote
 AL TAUCHER COMMITTEE.    Motion and  Vote
 BUDGET COMMITTEE.
OTHER.
(B)
 ITEMS THAT DID NOT MAKE AGENDA AND NEED TO BE RESCHEDULED

(I)
 RECEIPT OF ANNUAL REPORTS RE: CAMP ROBERTS, CAMP PENDELTON, AND FORT HUNTER LIGGETT DEER AND ELK HUNTS, UNDER SECTION 640, TITLE 14, CCR, MANAGEMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE ON MILITARY LANDS
(C)
 NEW BUSINESS/COMMISSION FOLLOW-UP, MEETING REVIEW, AND STAFF DIRECTION
(D)
 ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS
14.
RECEIPT OF LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

(A)
 DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME REPORT
15.
 RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
16.
 RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
17.
 ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.
18.
 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.

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.
JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
III.
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.
IV.
TACY LEE vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: DENIAL OF TRANSFER OF LOBSTER OPERATOR PERMIT.
V.
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: PACIFIC FISHER.
VI.
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.
VII.
MARILLEY vs. FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: COMMERCIAL FISHING PERMIT FEES
B.
POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION
C.
STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION
D.
RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS.

I.
THOMAS NOTO - DENIAL TO REINSTATE SALMON VESSEL PERMIT FOR THE F/V CALIFORNIA GIRL.


2012 FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
MEETING SCHEDULE
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March 7 (Wed.)
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
San Diego Room
3649 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
April 11 (Wed.)
April 12 (Thurs.)
Red Lion Inn
Redwood Ballroom
1929 4th Street
Eureka, CA 95501
April 18 (Wed.)
(Teleconference)
Sacramento (Via Telephone)
May 23 (Wed.)
May 24 (Thurs.)
Best Western Plus Beach Resort
La Grande Room
2600 Sand Dunes Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
June 6 (Wed.) Tentative
(Special Meeting for possible adoption of the NCSR MLPA)
Eureka
June 20 (Wed.)
June 21 (Thurs.)
Mammoth
August 8 (Wed.)
August 9 (Thurs.)
Ventura
October 3 (Wed.)
October 4 (Thurs.)
State of California
Resources Building
First Floor Auditorium
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
November 7 (Wed.)
November 8 (Thurs.)
Los Angeles
December 12 (Wed.)
December 13 (Thurs.)
San Diego

PFMC Salmon Meeting April 1-6
Federal Waterfowl Meeting August 1-2
Winter WAFWA January 4-7, San Diego
Summer WAFWA Meeting July 20-25, Hawaii

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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.

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