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COMMISSIONERS
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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Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 653-4899
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Fish and Game Commission

Meeting of
April 12, 2012 (Thursday)
8:30 a.m.
Red Lion Hotel
Redwood Ballroom
1920 4th Street
Eureka

AGENDA


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.
15. CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC FORUM–Any member of the public may address the Commission regarding 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.
16. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.
17. PRESENTATION BY MR. ZACK LARSON ON THE TWO-YEAR DIDSON PILOT PROGRAM ON THE SMITH RIVER.
18. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 671.1 AND ADD SECTION 671.8, TITLE 14, CCR,  RE:  RESTRICTED SPECIES AND INSPECTION OF FACILITIES. (Note:  The discussion and adoption hearing is scheduled for June 20, 2012 in Mammoth Lakes.)
 Motion and Vote
INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
19.
 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) COST ESTIMATE FOR A REGULATORY CHANGE PROPOSAL FOR A MARKSELECT FISHERY OF HATCHERY-REARED COHO SALMON IN THE LOWER TRINITY RIVER, TRINITY COUNTY.
(E) UPDATE ON STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASES AND RECEIPT OF 2011 ANNUAL PROOF-OF-USE REPORT FOR STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASES.
(F) OTHER.
20.
 RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
21.
 RECEIPT OF AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON LEGISLATIVE REPORTS.
(A) DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME REPORT.
(B) POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION
I.SB 1358  COLLECTIVE BARGAINING:  STATE EMPLOYEES.
II.SB 1367  DEER:  ARCHERY SEASON:  CONCEALED FIREARMS.
III.SB 1166  DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME:  WILDLIFEDEPENDENT RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
IV.SB 1107  ENTITLEMENTS:  VOLUNTARY DONATIONS.
22. SCOPING OF POSSIBLE 2013 ABALONE REGULATION CHANGES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR IMPROVED MANAGEMENT UNDER THE ABALONE RECOVERY AND MANAGEMENT PLAN.
23.
 SCOPING OF POSSIBLE 2014 SPORT FISHING REGULATION CHANGES
(A)
 SMITH RIVER RECOMMENDATIONS
(B)
 ALL OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS
24.
 CONSIDERATION OF A COMMISSION RESOLUTION REGARDING STATE WATER
BOTTOM LEASE NO. M-438-01, DRAKES BAY OYSTER COMPANY, DRAKES
ESTERO, MARIN COUNTY.
1These 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.

2The 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.