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

Sonke Mastrup, Executive Director 
Michael Sutton, President 
Monterey
Richard Rogers, Vice President
Santa Barbara
Jim Kellogg, Member
Discovery Bay
Jack Baylis, Member
Los Angeles
Jacque Hostler-Carmesin, Member 
McKinleyville




Fish and Game Commission

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1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320
Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 653-4899
(916) 653-5040 Fax

www.fgc.ca.gov
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SPECIAL NOTICE: A quorum of Commissioners is expected to attend a panel discussion of the California Hatchery Scientific Review Group's report on February 4, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the Department of Consumer Affairs Hearing Room at 1747 North Market, Sacramento, CA 95834. Visit http://cahatcheryreview.com/ to learn more about the California Hatchery Review Project.
REVISED AGENDA
February 5, 2014, 8:30 a.m.

Resources Building -- First Floor Auditorium
1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento

The meeting will be live streamed at www.cal-span.org

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.
1.(A)
 ELECTION OF COMMISSION PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
 Motion and Vote
 Motion and Vote 
 Motion and  Vote 
(B) COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
I.     MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE
II.    WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMITTEE
III.   TRIBAL COMMITTEE
 Motion and Vote  
2. DISCUSSION OF DRAFT POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR WILDLIFE AND MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEES
3.
 DEVELOPMENT OF TRIBAL CONSULTATION POLICY – BEGINNING OF PLANNING PROCESS 
 Motion and Vote 
4.
 POSSIBLE EMERGENCY ACTION TO CLOSE FISHING ON SELECT RIVERS AND STREAMS DUE TO DROUGHT CONDITIONS
 Motion and Vote 
5.
 POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO DEPARTMENT LANDS REGULATIONS (SECTIONS 550, 550.5, 551, 552, 553, 630, AND 703, TITLE 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
6.
 DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATIONS (SECTIONS 360, 361, 362, 363, AND 364, TITLE 14, CCR)
7.
 POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO COMMERCIAL MARKET SQUID TWO-TON INCIDENTAL TAKE FISHING REGULATIONS (SECTION 149 AND SUBSECTION 149.1(a), TITLE 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
8.
 DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO KLAMATH RIVER SALMON FISHING REGULATIONS (SUBSECTION 7.50(b)(91.1), TITLE 14, CCR) 
 Return to Item 
 Motion and Vote 
9. UPDATE ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO ESTABLISH PACIFIC HALIBUT AUTO-CONFORMANCE REGULATIONS (SECTION 28.20, TITLE 14, CCR)
10. DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO OCEAN SALMON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS
(A) APRIL 2014, AND OCEAN SALMON POSSESSION LIMIT CHANGE (SUBSECTIONS 27.80(c) AND (e), TITLE 14 CCR)
(B) MAY – NOV 2014 (SUBSECTION 27.80(d), TITLE 14 CCR)
11. DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO MARINE PROTECTED AREAS REGULATIONS – CLEAN-UP PACKAGE (SECTION 632, TITLE 14, CCR)
12.
 CONSIDERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT’S RECOMMENDATION TO REVOKE PRIVATE LANDS WILDLIFE HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND MANAGEMENT (PLM) AREA FOR PINE RANCH, YOLO COUNTY
 Motion and Vote 
CONSENT ITEMS     Motion and Vote
13. RECEIPT OF THE DEPARTMENT’S ONE YEAR STATUS REPORT ON THE PETITION TO LIST GRAY WOLF (Canis lupus) AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES (FISH AND GAME CODE 2074.6) 
Note: Discussion and possible Commission action on the petition is scheduled for the April meeting.
14.APPROVAL OF MR. SCOTT FINLEY’S REQUEST FOR REINSTATEMENT OF HIS TRAPPING LICENSE
15. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION
16. COMMISSION STAFF REPORT FOR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION
(A)RECOMMENDATIONS ON ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM PRIOR MEETINGS
(B)PREVIEW OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS AND MEETING LOGISTICS
(C) LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
(D) TRIBAL COMMITTEE
(E) WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMITTEE
I.     JANUARY MEETING STAFF SUMMARY
(F) MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE
I.     APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  Motion and Vote
(G) NEW BUSINESS
17. DEPARTMENT INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
(A) DIRECTOR’S REPORT
(B) MIRAGE TRAIL MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
(C) WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES DIVISION AND ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION DIVISION
(D) LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
(E) MARINE
(F) STATUS UPDATE ON THE COMPLETION OF THE AUTOMATED LICENSE DATA SYSTEM PROJECT
(G)OTHER
18. OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
(A)LEGAL COUNSEL
(B)FEDERAL AGENCIES
19. 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. Submitting 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 in the time allocated by the presiding commissioner.)
2014 FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
MEETING SCHEDULE
www.fgc.ca.gov

MEETING DATECOMMISSION MEETINGCOMMITTEE MEETING
Mar. 19 (Wed.)Special Meeting
(teleconference)--
Location and Time TBD
Marine Resources – 
Justice Joseph Rattigan Bldg. 
50 D Street, Room 410 A/B 
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Apr. 16 (Wed.) 
Crown Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel
450 E. Harbor Blvd. 
Ventura, CA 93001 
May 7 (Wed.) 
Wildlife Resources – 
Hiram Johnson State Office Bldg. 
455 Golden Gate Ave. 
San Diego Room A/B/C 
San Francisco, CA 94102
Jun. 4 (Wed.) 
Eureka
Jul. 16 (Wed.) 
Marine Resources – 
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
8272 Moss Landing Rd. 
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Aug. 6 (Wed.) 
San Diego
Sep. 17 (Wed.)Wildlife Resources – 
Department of Fish and Wildlife 
(Fish and Game) 
1740 North Market Blvd. 
Office of Training & Development 
Conference Room 
Sacramento, CA 95834
Oct. 8 (Wed.) 
Yreka
Joint meeting with Oregon DFW
Nov. 5 (Wed.) 
Marine Resources – 
Department of Fish and Wildlife 
West Ed Building 
Ed Meyers Classroom 
4655 Lampson Ave., Suite A 
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Dec. 3 (Wed.) 
Los Angeles

OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST
  • Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting, March 7-13, Sacramento, CA
  • Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting, April 4-10, Vancouver, WA
  • Pacific Flyway Council meeting, March 11, Denver, CO
  • Western Assoc. of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) meeting, July 17-23, San Antonio, TX


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.CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: PACIFIC FISHER
 IV.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.
 V.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
  1. POSSIBLE INTERVIEW AND SELECTION OF COMMISSION ATTORNEY
D.RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS
  1. MR. GARY PERKINS -- APPEAL OF DENIAL TO REVIEW THE REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE FOR THE TRNSFER OF SALMON VESSEL PERMIT
  2. MR. JAMES ROBERTS -- APPEAL OF DENIAL TO SWITCH TRANSFERABLE DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMITS



IMPORTANT COMMISSION MEETING INFORMATION

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. These facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. 
  1. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the California Fish and Game Commission at (916) 653-4899 as soon as possible and no later than five (5) business days prior to the meeting.
  2. For persons with a hearing or speech disability, please contact the California Relay Service as soon as possible and no later than five (5) business days prior to the meeting at 1-800-735-2929 (TTY) or 1-800-735-2922 (voice) and request your message be relayed to the California Fish and Game Commission.
  3. If a request for an accommodation has been submitted but due to circumstances is no longer needed, please contact the California Fish and Game Commission at (916) 653-4899

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 fgc@fgc.ca.gov, fax to (916) 653-5040, or U.S. mail to Fish and Game Commission, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320, Sacramento, CA 95814; or hand-deliver to a commission meeting.

Written comments received at the Commission office by November 29, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. will be submitted to the Commission prior to the meeting. Written comments received between November 29, at 5:00 p.m. and December 6, 2013 will be submitted to the Commission at the meeting. After September 27, written comments must be delivered at the meeting if you would like the Commission to consider them at the meeting; otherwise they will be delivered after the Commission meeting. 

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. 
  1. Speakers will be called in groups, so please line up behind the podium when your name is called. 
  2. Please begin by giving your name and affiliation (if any) and the number of people your represent. 
  3. 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. 
  4. If there are several speakers with the same concerns, please try to appoint a spokesperson and avoid repetitive testimony. 
  5. Ceding time to other speakers -The presiding commissioner may allow attendees to cede time to a spokesperson, but only under the following 10 conditions: A) each individual ceding time is forfeiting their right to speak to the agenda item, B) the person speaking must attach to his/her card the speaker cards of each individual ceding time, and C) the presiding commissioner will determine the total amount of time allotted to the person speaking. 
  6. 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.
  7. If speaking during public forum, the subject matter you present should not be related to any item on the current agenda (public comment on agenda items will be taken at the time the Commission members discuss that item). As a general rule, the Commission may not take action on issues not listed on the agenda; public forum is an opportunity to bring matters to the attention of the Commission, but you may also do so via email, standard mail, and fax. At the discretion of the Commission, staff may be requested to follow up on the subject you raise. 
  8. 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. 
  1. All electronic formats must be Windows PC compatible. 
  2. Files created on a Mac are not supported. 
  3. It is recommended that a hard copy of any electronic presentation be submitted in case of technical difficulties. 
  4. A data projector, laptop and presentation mouse will be available.
CONSENT CALENDAR
Any item may be removed from the consent calendar by the Commission or upon the request of the Department or someone in the audience who would like to speak to that item.

LASER POINTERS. Laser pointers may only be used by a speaker during a presentation; use by others at any time may result in arrest.