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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
CFG SEAL
Governor
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320
Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 653-4899
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fgc@fgc.ca.gov

STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Fish and Game Commission
 
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Meeting of
April 11, 2012 (Wednesday)
10:00 a.m.2
Red Lion Hotel
Redwood Ballroom1
1920 4th Street
Eureka

AGENDA
3


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. (A)
 DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 632, TITLE 14, CCR, RE:  MARINE PROTECTED AREAS FOR THE NORTH COAST STUDY REGION.
(B)
 RECEIPT OF PUBLIC COMMENT ON DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT FOR NORTH COAST MARINE PROTECTED AREAS.
3.  DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 27.80, TITLE 14, CCR, RE:  OCEAN SALMON – MAY THROUGH NOVEMBER 2012 SEASON.
4.  DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: KLAMATH-TRINITY SALMON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS.
5.
 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: CENTRAL VALLEY SALMON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS.
 Motion and Vote
6.
 POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF TAG QUOTA CHANGES, CLARIFICATIONS AND URGENCY CHANGES FOR THE 2012-2013 MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATIONS.
 Motion and Vote
7.
 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF EMERGENCY REGULATIONS REGARDING BLUE CAVERN STATE MARINE CONSERVATION AREA, SUBSECTION 632(b)(102), TITLE 14, CCR.
 Motion and Vote
8.
 UPDATE AND POSSIBLE COMMISSION ACTION ON REQUEST OF KNOCEAN SCIENCES, INC. TO LEASE KELP BED NO. 3, SAN DIEGO COUNTY, FOR EXCLUSIVE HARVEST OF KELP
 Motion and Vote
9.
 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.
I.  UPDATE ON KELP REGULATIONS
II.  UPDATE AND FEASIBILITY OF ADDING AN UPLAND GAME BIRD SURVEY WITHIN THE AUTOMATED LICENSE DATA SYSTEM.
(C)
 NEW BUSINESS/COMMISSION FOLLOW-UP AND STAFF DIRECTION.
(D)
 ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.
2012 FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
MEETING SCHEDULE
www.fgc.ca.gov


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.)  (Special Meeting for possible adoption of the NCSR
MPAs
Red Lion Hotel
1929 4th Street
Eureka
June 20 (Wed.)
June 21 (Thurs.)
Mountainside Conference Center
1 Minaret Road
Rooms 4 and 5
Mammoth
August 8 (Wed.)
August 9 (Thurs.)
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
Miguel A Room 
450 East Harbor Boulevard
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.)
Radisson Hotel at Los Angeles Airport 
6225 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles
December 12 (Wed.)
December 13 (Thurs.)
San Diego

Summer WAFWA Meeting July 20-25, Hawaii
Federal Waterfowl Meeting August 1-2

(F)
RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.

(G)
OTHER.
10. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF CHANGES TO THE COMMISSION’S POLICY: COMMISSION AGENDA.
11. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF CHANGES TO THE COMMISSION’S POLICY:  NAMING INSTALLATIONS.
CONSENT CALENDAR
12.
REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE MIGRATORY GAME BIRD (WATERFOWL) REGULATIONS FOR 2012-2013, SECTION 502, TITLE 14, CCR.  (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for May 23, 2012 in Monterey. The adoption hearing is
scheduled for August 8, 2012 in Ventura.)
13.
RECEIPT OF PETITION FROM THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, BIG WILDLIFE, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION INFORMATION CENTER, AND KLAMATH SISKIYOU WILDLANDS CENTER TO LIST THE GRAY WOLF (Canis lupus) AS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.  (Note:  The Commission received the petition on March 12, 2012 and forwarded it to the Department for its review on March 13, 2012.  Public discussion on the petition and the Department’s evaluation report is expected at the Commission’s August 2012 meeting.)
14.
POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF ANNUAL PRIVATE LANDS WILDLIFE HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND MANAGEMENT PLAN (PLM) AREA LICENSE FOR:

(A)
GABILAN RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY


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.
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: PACIFIC FISHER.
V.
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.
VI.
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY AND EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE vs. FISH AND GAME COMMISSION ADOPTING EMERGENCY REGULATION TO AUTHORIZE INCIDENTAL TAKE OF THE BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER DURING CANDIDACY PERIOD
B.
POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION
C.
STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION
D.
RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS.

I.
JASON DEATON - DENIAL OF REQUEST TO TRANSFER A SOUTHERN ROCK CRAB TRAP PERMIT