FIELD TRIP: The Institute for Wildlife Studies will be holding a shooting demonstration comparing lead and non-lead rifle ammunition for the Lead Committee of the California Fish and Game Commission and the general public. The event will be held at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center, located at 15501 Meiss Road, Sloughhouse, CA, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The general public is invited to attend, but will have to provide its own transportation. Demonstrations and a discussion of non-lead bullet performance will take place from 8:45 to 9:45 am. Afterwards, the general public will be invited to try out non-lead ammunition (10 rounds of available calibers, free of charge) in their personal rifles and learn more about impacts of lead ammunition on wildlife health. For more information on this topic please visit huntingwithnonlead.org.
Meeting of February 6, 2013 (Wednesday) 8:30 a.m.
Resources Building First Floor Auditorium 1416 Ninth Street Sacramento
ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Note: Items may be heard in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.Also see important information about Commission procedures at the end of the agenda.
ELECTION OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
President Nomination and Vote
Vice President Nomination and Vote
MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE
WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMITTEE
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.
Motion and Vote
DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO LOBSTER REPORT CARD PERIOD AND FEES AND OTHER SPORT FISHING REPORT CARD REQUIREMENTS (SECTIONS 1.74 and 701, TITLE 14, CCR) Note: The final decision will be considered at the March meeting
DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO FALCONRY REGULATIONS (SECTION 670, TITLE 14, CCR) Note: The final decision will be considered at the April meeting
DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO OCEAN SALMON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS FOR APRIL, 2013 (SUBSECTION 27.80(c), TITLE 14, CCR) Note: The final decision will be considered at the March meeting
DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO OCEAN SALMON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS FOR MAY TO NOVEMBER, 2013 (SUBSECTION 27.80(d), TITLE 14, CCR) Note: Another discussion will happen at the March meeting and the final decision will be considered at the April meeting
MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE – RECEIPT OF RECOMMENDATION ON PROPOSED LIMITED FISHERY FOR RED ABALONE AT SAN MIGUEL ISLAND
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote
CONSENT ITEMS Motion and Vote
REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND KLAMATH-TRINITY SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS (SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR)
ANNUAL HUNTING REQUESTS BY CAMP ROBERTS, CAMP PENDLETON, AND FORT HUNTER LIGGETT FOR MANAGEMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE ON MILITARY LANDS
APPROVAL OF REQUEST BY MR. SAMUEL GITCHEL TO REINSTATE THE SALMON VESSEL PERMIT FOR F/V SLOW MOTION
APPROVAL OF REQUEST BY MR. BRADFORD C. FLOYD TO REINSTATE THE TRANSFERABLE DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMIT FOR F/V RONNIE B
APPROVAL OF REQUEST BY MR. LARRY R. BALLEW TO REINSTATE THE TRANSFERABLE DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMIT FOR F/V SILVER BULLET
CONSIDERATION OF PETITION, DEPARTMENT’S REPORT, AND COMMENTS RECEIVED ON WHETHER LISTING THE WHITE SHARK AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES MAY BE WARRANTED. (FISH AND GAME CODE SECTION 2074.2). Note: If the Commission determines listing may be warranted, a one-year status review will commence before the final decision on listing is made.
Motion and Vote
COMMISSION STAFF REPORT FOR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION
RECOMMENDATIONS ON ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM PRIOR MEETINGS
PREVIEW OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES DIVISION AND ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION DIVISION
LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
UPDATE ON COYOTE PROBLEM IN HUNTINGTON BEACH
UPDATE ON RANCHO MIRAGE TRAIL IN MAGNESIA SPRING ECOLOGICAL RESERVE (SUBSECTION 630(b)(73), TITLE 14, CCR)
OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
POSSIBLE DIRECTION ON LEGISLATIVE MATTERS
COMMISSION POLICIES/REGULATIONS FOR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION
POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF CODE OF CONDUCT
DISCUSSION OF BUSINESS/MEETING PROCEDURES
ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION
POSSIBLE ACTION ON NEW BUSINESS, COMMISSION FOLLOW-UP AND STAFF DIRECTION
Mt. Shasta Hatchery Museum #3 North Old Stage Road Mount Shasta
April 17 (Wed.) April 18 (Thurs.)
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa 2777 Fourth Street Santa Rosa
May 22 (Wed.) May 23 (Thurs.)
June 26 (Wed) June 27 (Thurs.)
August 7 (Wed.) August 8 (Thurs.)
September 4 (Wed.) September 5 (Thurs.)
October 2 (Wed. October 3 (Thurs.)
November 6 (Wed.) November 7 (Thurs.)
December 11 (Wed.) December 12 (Thurs.)
Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting, March 6-11, Tacoma, WA Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting, April 6-11, Portland, OR Pacific Flyway Meeting, March 26, Arlington, VA Summer WAFWA Meeting, July 19-24, Omaha, NE
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:
PENDING LITIGATION TO WHICH THE COMMISSION IS A PARTY.
BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
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.
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: PACIFIC FISHER.
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.
POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION.
RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS.
MR. GARY FARLEY - DENIAL OF 2012-2013 GUIDE LICENSE
MR. KERRY GRIFFITH - DENIAL OF 2012-2013 GUIDE LICENSE.
IMPORTANT COMMISSION MEETING INFORMATION
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. These facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities.
To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the California Fish and Game Commission at (916) 653-4899.
For persons with a hearing or speech disability, please contact the California Relay Service at 1-800-735-2929 (TTY) or 1-800-735-2922 (voice) and request they contact the California Fish and Game Commission.
SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN MATERIALS. The public is encouraged to comment on any item on the agenda. To allow the Commission to consider written comments prior to the meeting, please submit them no later than ten (10) days prior to the meeting. You may submit your comments by one of the following methods (only one is necessary): E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax to (916) 653-5040, or U.S. mail to Fish and Game Commission, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Written comments received at the Commission office by January 27, 2013 (ten days before a meeting) will be submitted to the Commission at the meeting.
Written comments received at the Commission office after 12:00 p.m. on February 5, 2013 (by noon one business day before a meeting in Sacramento) will not be delivered to the meeting. These late comments will be included in the materials the Commission receives for the following meeting only if the subject matter will be on that agenda.
SPEAKING AT THE MEETING. If you wish to speak on an agenda item, please fill out a "Speaker Card" and give it to the designated staff member before the agenda item is heard. Cards will be available near the entrance of the meeting room.
Speakers will be called in groups, so please line up behind the podium when your name is called.
Please begin by giving your name and affiliation (if any) and the number of people your represent.
Each speaker typically has three minutes to speak to the Commission. However, the time allotted for each agenda item may be adjusted by the Commission, which may decrease the time each speaker receives.
If there are several speakers with the same concerns, please try to appoint a spokesperson and avoid repetitive testimony.
If speaking about a specific proposal, the Commission is particularly interested in the reasons you are speaking about that proposal and any recommendations you have for how it can be improved.
If you would like to present handouts/written material to the Commission at the meeting, please provide eleven (11) copies to the designated staff member just prior to speaking.
WHEN WILL MY AGENDA ITEM BE HEARD? The Commission begins each session at the time listed on the Meeting Notice and generally considers each agenda item in the sequence listed, except in extraordinary circumstances.
VISUAL PRESENTATIONS/MATERIALS. PowerPoint presentations must be provided on a USB flash drive, flash memory card, DVD or CD.
All electronic formats must be Windows PC compatible.
Files created on a Mac are not supported.
It is recommended that a hard copy of any electronic presentation be submitted in case of technical difficulties.
A data projector, laptop and presentation mouse will be available.
LASER POINTERS may only be used by a speaker during a presentation; use by others at any time may result in arrest.