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

Sonke Mastrup, Executive Director
Michael Sutton, President
Monterey
Jack Baylis, Vice President
Los Angeles
Jim Kellogg, Member
Discovery Bay
Richard Rogers, Member
Santa Barbara
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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MEETING AGENDA
April 16, 2014, 8:30 a.m.

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel
450 East Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA

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.   ADOPTION OF DRAFT POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR WILDLIFE RESOURCES AND MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEES
2.  DECISION ON WHETHER OR NOT TO LIST GRAY WOLF (Canis lupus) AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES
(FISH AND GAME CODE SECTIONS 2075 and 2075.5)
Note: Findings will be adopted at a future meeting.
 Public Comment on Item 
 Return to Staff
 Return to Commission
 Motion and  Vote 

3.
 DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO ESTABLISH A PROHIBITION ON INDUCEMENTS FOR PREDATOR HUNTING CONTESTS, TOURNAMENTS, OR DERBIES
 Motion and Vote 

4.  REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND UPLAND GAME BIRD REGULATIONS
(SECTION 300, TITLE 14, CCR)
  Motion/Vote

5.  REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND WATERFOWL REGULATIONS
(SECTION 502, TITLE 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote

6.
 ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO DEPARTMENT LANDS REGULATIONS (SECTIONS 550, 550.5, 551, 552, 553, 630, AND 703, TITLE 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
 
7.  ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATIONS
(SECTIONS 360, 361, 362, 363, AND 364, TITLE 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 

8.  ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO KLAMATH RIVER SALMON FISHING REGULATIONS
(SUBSECTION 7.50(b)(91.1), TITLE 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 

9.  ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO OCEAN SALMON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS,  MAY – NOVEMBER 2014
(SUBSECTION 27.80(d), TITLE 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 

10.  ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO MARINE PROTECTED AREAS REGULATIONS – CLEAN-UP PACKAGE
(SECTION 632, TITLE 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 

 
11.
 GUIDANCE ON PUBLIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR POTENTIAL 2015 SPORT FISH REGULATORY CHANGES
 Motion and Vote 

12.  DETERMINATION CONCERNING THE MIRAGE TRAIL MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE  DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AND THE COACHELLA VALLEY CONSERVATION  COMMISSION (CVCC)
(FISH AND GAME CODE, SECTION 1587)
 Motion and Vote 

 
13.
 DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS TO ESTABLISH PACIFIC HALIBUT AUTO-CONFORMANCE REGULATIONS
(SECTION 28.20, TITLE 14, CCR)

14.
 DISCUSSION OF THE CHALLENGES SURROUNDING THE MANAGEMENT OF ABANDONED OR INJURED WILDLIFE

15.
 DISCUSSION OF REQUEST TO ALLOW TRANSFER OF NEARSHORE FISHERY BYCATCH PERMITS
(SECTION 150.05, TITLE 14, CCR)

16.
 RECEIPT OF THE DEPARTMENT’S ONE YEAR STATUS REPORT ON THE PETITION TO LIST WHITE SHARK (Carcharodon carcharias) AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES
(FISH AND GAME CODE SECTION 2074.6)

 CONSENT ITEMS                    Motion and Vote
17. APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORTS AND 2014-15 PRIVATE LANDS WILDLIFE HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND MANAGEMENT (PLM) AREA PLANS FOR:


(A) 3D RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
(B) BURROWS RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
(C) CHRISTENSEN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
(D) FULTON RANCH, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
(E) HUNTER RANCH, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
(F) LEWIS RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY
(G) LONE RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY
(H) MILLER-ERICKSEN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
(I) MORISOLI RANCH (CAMP 5 OUTFITTERS), MONTEREY AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES
(J) PEACHTREE RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY
(K) R WILD HORSE RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
(L) RANCHO LA CUESTA, SAN BENITO COUNTY
(M) ROBERTS RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
(N) SALT CREEK RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
(O) SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, LOS ANGELES COUNTY
(P) STOVER RANCH, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
(Q) TRAVIS RANCH, TRINITY COUNTY
(R) WIGGINS RANCH, HUMBOLDT COUNTY
18.  THE SCRIPPS INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF CALIFORNIA COOPERATIVE OCEANIC FISHERIES INVESTIGATIONS (CalCOFI)
19.   RECEIPT AND DISCUSSION OF DRAFT POLICY FOR NATIVE PLANTS
20.  ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION
21.
 COMMISSION STAFF REPORT FOR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

(A)  RECOMMENDATIONS ON ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM PRIOR MEETINGS
 Motion and Vote 
(B)  NEXT MEETING AGENDA ITEMS AND MEETING LOGISTICS
(C)  RULEMAKING CALENDAR UPDATES
(D)  LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
(E)  TRIBAL COMMITTEE
(F)  WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMITTEE
I. APPROVAL OF MAY MEETING AGENDA
(G)   MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE 
I. MARCH MEETING SUMMARY
             Motion and Vote 
(H)  NEW BUSINESS
I. PROCESS FOR PUBLIC PETITIONS FOR REGULATION CHANGE

22.
 DEPARTMENT INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

(A) DIRECTOR’S REPORT
(B) WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES DIVISION AND ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION DIVISION
I.  STATUS UPDATE ON EMERGENCY ACTION TO CLOSE FISHING ON SELECT RIVERS AND STREAMS DUE TO DROUGHT CONDITIONS
(C)  LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION 
(D) MARINE
(E) OTHER

23.
 OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

(A) LEGAL COUNSEL
(B) FEDERAL AGENCIES

24.
 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.

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 LIFE 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

D. RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND    PERMIT ITEMS
I. MR. JAMES ROBERTS – APPEAL OF DENIAL TO SWITCH TRANSFERABLE DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMITS
II. MR. GARY PERKINS – APPEAL OF DENIAL TO REVIEW THE REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE FOR THE TRANSFER OF SALMON VESSEL PERMIT
III. MR. JOHN VACA – APPEAL OF REVOCATION OF HUNTING LICENSE PRIVILEGES FOR THREE YEARS
IV. JOSEPH CARVALHO, CARVALHO’S FRIENDS OF A FEATHER, INC. – APPEAL OF DENIAL TO AMEND RESIDENT RESTRICTED SPECIES EXHIBITING PERMIT
2014 FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
MEETING SCHEDULE
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MEETING DATE COMMISSION MEETING COMMITTEE MEETING
April 17
 
Tribal Committee
Hotel Corgue
Harvest Room
400 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463

May 7

Wildlife Resources –
Hiram Johnson State Office Bldg.
455 Golden Gate Ave.
San Diego Room A/B/C
San Francisco, CA 94102
June 4
River Lodge Conference Center
1800 Riverwalk Drive
Fortuna, CA 95540

June 5

Tribal Committee
River Lodge Conference Center
1800 Riverwalk Drive
Fortuna, CA 95540
July 16

Marine Resources –
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
8272 Moss Landing Rd.
Moss Landing, CA 95039
August 6
San Diego
September 17
Wildlife Resources –
Department of Fish and Wildlife
(Fish and Game)
1740 North Market Blvd.
Office of Training & Development
Conference Room
Sacramento, CA 95834
September 17
Tribal Committee
Department of Consumer Affairs
Hearing Room
1747 Market Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95834
October 8
Mount Shasta Hatchery Museum
1 North Old Stage Road
Mount Shasta, CA 96067

October 9
Joint meeting with Oregon DFW
Jackson County Fairgrounds & Exposition Park
Mace Building
1 Peninger Road
Central Point, OR 97502

November 5

Marine Resources –
Department of Fish and Wildlife
West Ed Building
Ed Meyers Classroom
4655 Lampson Ave., Suite A
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
December 3
Airtel Plaza Hotel
7277 Valjean Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 94106


OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST
  • Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting, June 20-25, Garden Grove, CA
  • Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting, September 12-17, Spokane, WA
  • Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting, November 14-19, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Pacific Flyway Council meeting, July 25, Provo, UT
  • Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) meeting, July 17-23,
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Wildlife Conservation Board meeting, May 22, Sacramento, CA
  • Wildlife Conservation Board meeting, August 28, Sacramento, CA
  • Wildlife Conservation Board meeting, November 20, Sacramento, CA       


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 April 3, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. will be submitted to the Commission prior to the meeting. Written comments received between April 3, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. and April 11, 2014, will be submitted to the Commission at the meeting. After April 11, 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.