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STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Governor

Sonke Mastrup, Executive Director
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


Fishand Game Commission

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1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320
Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 653-4899
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Meeting of
August 8, 2012 (Wednesday)
10:00 a.m.
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Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
San Miguel Ballroom A1
450 East Harbor Boulevard
Ventura


AGENDA
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ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


NOTE: Items may be heard in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.
1.
ELECTION OF COMMISSION OFFICERS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 102 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE.
 Public Comment
2.
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.
 Public Comment 
 Board Comment
 
3.

COMMISSION RECOGNITION OF NEWLY INDUCTED MEMBERS TO THE CALIFORNIA WATERFOWLERS HALL OF FAME.

 Public Comment

4.
 Motion  Vote
5.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 300, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: UPLAND GAME HUNTING REGULATIONS.
 Public Comment

 Board Comment
 Motion/Vote
 
6.
 Motion/Vote
 

7.

POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF LEASE RATE INCREASE FOR STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASES:
 Public Comment
(A) TOMALES BAY SHELLFISH FARMS, MARIN COUNTY, STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASE NO. M-430-05.
(B) COVE MUSSEL COMPANY, MARIN COUNTY, STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASE NO. M-430-06.
(C) HOG ISLAND OYSTER COMPANY, MARIN COUNTY, STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASE NO. M-430-10.
(D) NEUSHUL MARICULTURE, INC., SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASE NO. M-654-03.
8.
REQUEST OF MR. BERNARD FRIEDMAN, FOR EXTENSION OF STATE WATER BOTTOM LEASE NO. M-635-02, SANTA BARBARA MARICULTURE COMPANY, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY.
 Public Comment
 Board Comment
 Motion/Vote

 

9.

RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTIONS 27.65 AND 28.30, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: SAND AND KELP BASS. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for November 7, 2012 in Los Angeles.)

 Power Point
 Public Comment
 Board Comment
 
 
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RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS FOR 2013-2014, SECTION 1.45 ET AL., TITLE 14, CCR. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for November 7, 2012 in Los Angeles.)
 Public Comment
 Board Comment
 
11.
REVIEW OF PAST PROPOSALS, RECEIPT OF NEW INFORMATION, AND DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE DIRECTION ON USE OF LEAD AMMUNITION.
 Public Comment
 Board Comment

 

(A) AUTHORIZED METHODS OF TAKE ON WILDLIFE AREAS AND ECOLOGICAL RESERVES.
(B) AUTHORIZED METHODS OF TAKE FOR ANIMALS CAUSING DAMAGE.
(C) PRESENTATIONS ON NEW INFORMATION REGARDING LEAD AMMUNITION.
  1.  NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION
  2.  NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY
12.
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE DIRECTION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF LOVERS POINT STATE MARINE RESERVE.
 Public Comment
 Board Comment
 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

 Public Comment
 Board Comment
 
 Motion/Vote
13. RECEIPT OF THE DEPARTMENT’S EVALUATION REPORT, PURSUANT TO SECTION 2073.5 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE, ON THE PETITION TO LIST THE GRAY WOLF(Canis lupus) AS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES. (Note: Public testimony and possible Commission action are scheduled for the October 3, 2012 meeting in Sacramento.)
14. APPROVAL OF REQUEST BY CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN FRANCISCO TO RENEW ITS RESTRICTED SPECIES PERMIT (#2601) FOR 2012 AND APPROVAL TO POSSESS THE FOLLOWING TRANSGENIC AQUATIC SPECIES: ZEBRAFISH (Danio rerio), THREESPINE STICKLEBACK (Gasteroseus aculeatus), KELP ROCKFISH (Sebastes atrovirens), BLUEBANDED GOBY (Lythrypnis dalli), AND BAY PIPEFISH (Syngnathus leptorhynchus).
15. APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORT AND 2012 PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA PLANS FOR:
(A) BASIN VIEW RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
(B) BELL RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
(C) CLARKS VALLEY RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
(D) HATHAWAY OAK RUN RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
(E) LITTLE DRY CREEK RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
(F) ORDWAY RANCH, CALAVERAS COUNTY
(G) PBM FARMS, SISKIYOU COUNTY
(H) R WILD HORSE RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
(I) ROARING RIVER RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
(J) ROCK CREEK RANCH, BUTTE COUNTY/TEHAMA COUNTY
(K) SALT CREEK RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
(L) SNOWSTORM RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
(M) SOPER-WHEELER RANCH, YUBA COUNTY
(N) SPURLOCK RANCH, GLENN COUNTY
(O) SUGARLOAF-BANGOR RANCH, YUBA COUNTY
16. APPROVAL OF PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA LICENSE (2012-2017) AND 2012-2013 MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR:
(A) ASH VALLEY RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
(B) DESERET FARMS-BALLARD UNIT, BUTTE COUNTY
(C) DESERET FARMS-WILSON UNIT, BUTTE COUNTY
(D) JERUSALEM CREEK RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
(E) LOOKOUT RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
(F) M&T CHICO RANCH, BUTTE COUNTY
(G) STOVER RANCH, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
17. APPROVAL OF MODIFICATION OF AUTHORIZED HARVESTS FOR STEWART RANCH.

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.