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EDMUND G. BROWN, JR.
Sonke Mastrup
Daniel W. Richards, President
Upland
Michael Sutton, Vice President
Monterey
Jim Kellogg, Member
Discovery Bay
Richard Rogers, Member
Santa Barbara
Jack Baylis, Member
Los Angeles
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Fish and Game Commission

Meeting of
March 7, 2012 (Wednesday)
8:30 a.m.2
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
San Diego Room1
3649 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside

AGENDA
3


ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


1.
 RECOGNITION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME NATURAL RESOURCES VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
2.  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.
3.
 SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR ASSIGNMENTS    
 Motion and Vote
 
Amending  Motion and  Vote
(A)
MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
(B)
AL TAUCHER COMMITTEE.
(C)
BUDGET COMMITTEE.
(D)
OTHER.
4.
 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 28.29, 52.10 AND 150.16, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: GREENLINGS

 Motion and  Vote
5.

 OCEAN SALMON

 Return to Item

(A)

 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 27.80, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: OCEAN SALMON – APRIL 2012 SEASON.

 Motion and Vote

(B)
 DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 27.80, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: OCEAN SALMON – MAY THROUGH NOVEMBER 2012 SEASON. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for April 11, 2012 in Eureka.)

 Motion and Vote
6.
 MAMMAL HUNTING
(A)
 RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON TAG QUOTA CHANGES, CLARIFICATIONS AND URGENCY CHANGES FOR THE 2012-2013 MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATIONS. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for April 11, 2012 in Eureka.)
(B)
 RECEIPT OF ANNUAL REPORTS RE: CAMP ROBERTS, CAMP PENDLETON, AND FORT HUNTER LIGGETT DEER AND ELK HUNTS, UNDER SECTION 640, TITLE 14, CCR, MANAGEMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE ON MILITARY LANDS
7.

 RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROSED CHANGES TO SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: KLAMATH-TRINITY SALMON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for April 11, 2012 in Eureka.)

 Motion and Vote

8.
 RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROSED CHANGES TO SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: CENTRAL VALLEY SALMON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for April 11, 2012 in Eureka.)
9.

 RECEIPT AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.

 Motion and  Vote

(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)

 POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF ADDITION OF SPECIAL MEETING ON JUNE __6__ TO THE 2012 MEETING SCHEDULE FOR CERTIFICATION OF CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT DOCUMENT AND ADOPTION OF THE NORTH COAST MARINE PROTECTED AREAS REGULATIONS.

(E)
 ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.
2012 FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
MEETING SCHEDULE
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April 11 (Wed.)
April 12 (Thurs.)
Red Lion Hotel
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
Summer WAFWA Meeting July 20-25, Hawaii
Federal Waterfowl Meeting August 1-2

(F)
 RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.

(G)
 OTHER.
10.  RECEIPT OF AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON LEGISLATIVE REPORTS.
(A)
 DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME REPORT.
(B)

 CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION SUPPORT OF SB1358 (WALTERS) DATED FEBRUARY 24, 2012 (bill that would give wardens their own bargaining unit.)

 Motion and Vote

11.

 CONSIDERATION OF REQUEST BY MS. DIANE REINERTSEN TO TRANSFER THE HALIBUT BOTTOM TRAWL VESSEL PERMIT FOR THE F/V TABITHA (FG53834)

 Motion and Vote

12.

 CONSIDERATION OF REQUEST BY MR. JON DURRAH TO TRANSFER THE HALIBUT BOTTOM TRAWL VESSEL PERMIT UPON THE SALE OF THE F/V LADY OLGA (FG09812).

 Motion and Vote

 CONSENT CALENDAR

 Motion and Vote

13.
APPROVAL OF REQUEST BY WESTERN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES FOR AMENDMENT TO THEIR CURRENT RESTRICTED SPECIES PERMIT (#2896) TO INCLUDE TRANSGENIC ZEBRAFISH (Danio rerio).
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
14.
 RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.

(A)
 DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR'S REPORT.

(B)
 WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES/ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION DIVISION UPDATE.

(C)
 LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION UPDATE.

(D)
 UPDATE ON SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S EXPENDITURES OF FISH AND GAME FINE MONEYS.

(E)
 UPDATE ON TIMELINE FOR KELP REGULATION OVERHAUL.

(F)
 UPDATE ON RESTRICTED SPECIES REGULATORY PACKAGE.

(G)
 PRESENTATION ON "SAN JACINTO WILDLIFE AREA...A JEWEL IN THE DESERT."

(H)
 PRESENTATION ON THE "WESTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY MULTIPLE SPECIES HABITAT CONSERVATION PLAN."

(I)
OTHER
15.
 RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
16.
 ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.

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.
DIANE DRAGOTTO-WILLIAMS (WILDHAVEN RANCH) - DENIAL OF WILDLIFE REHABILITATION PERMIT RENEWAL.

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