MEETING AGENDA - TELECONFERENCE March 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
Resources Building - Room 1320 Fish and Game Commission Conference Room 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento
NOTICE: Members of the public may participate in the teleconference at the address above and at the following locations:
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, 50 Ericson Court, Arcata, CA 95521
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, 20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100, Monterey, CA 93940
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1933 Cliff Drive, Suite 9, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, 4665 Lampson Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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.
Discussion and possible adoption of proposed changes to season dates, size limits and daily bag limits for April 2015 recreational ocean salmon fishing, recovering coded-wire tags from salmon heads taken in ocean and inland recreational fisheries, and recreational ocean salmon fishery closures around river mouths (Sections 1.73 and 27.75, and subsection 27.80(c), Title 14, CCR)
Tribal Committee Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa 2777 Fourth Street Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa 2777 Fourth Street Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Special Meeting -- Teleconference Arcata, Sacramento, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Los Alamitos
Wildlife Resources Department of Transportation (CalTrans) Conference Room 01.037 100 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tribal Committee Mountainside Conference Center 1 Minaret Road Mammoth Lakes, CA 93456
Mountainside Conference Center 1 Minaret Road Mammoth Lakes, CA 93456
Marine Resources Trinidad Town Hall 409 Trinity Street Trinidad, CA 95570
River Lodge Conference Center 1800 Riverwalk Drive Fortuna, CA 95540
Wildlife Resources Central California
Tribal Committee Van Nuys
Marine Resources Southern California
Town and Country Resort and Convention Center 500 Hotel Circle, North San Diego, CA 92108
OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST
Pacific Fishery Management Council
• April 11-16, Rohnert Park, CA • June 12-17, Spokane, WA • September 11-16, Sacramento, CA • November 14-19, Garden Grove, CA
Wildlife Conservation Board
• May 21, Sacramento, CA • September 3, Sacramento, CA • November 19, Sacramento, CA
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
• July 16-22, Reno, NV
Pacific Flyway Council
• July 24, TBD
IMPORTANT COMMISSION MEETING INFORMATION
WELCOME TO A MEETING OF THE CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION This is the 145th year of operation of the Commission in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Our goal is conserving our natural resources through informed decision making; Commission meetings are vital in achieving that goal. In that spirit, we provide the following information to be as effective and efficient toward that end. Welcome and please let us know if you have any questions.
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Persons with disabilities needing reasonable accommodation to participate in public meetings or other Commission activities are invited to contact the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at (916) 651-1214. Requests for facility and/or meeting accessibility should be received at least 10 working days prior to the meeting to ensure the request can be accommodated.
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 email@example.com,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 5:00 pm on March 3 will be made available to Commissioners prior to the meeting. Comments received by 12 noon on March 13 will be marked late and made available to Commissioners at the meeting. Otherwise, 12 copies of written comments must be brought to the meeting. All materials provided to the Commission may be made available to the general public.
SPEAKING AT THE MEETING To speak on an agenda item, please complete a “Speaker Card" and give it to the designated staff member before the agenda item is announced. Cards will be available near the entrance of the meeting room. Only one speaker card is necessary for speaking to multiple items.
Agenda items may be heard in any order and on either day pursuant to the discretion of the presiding commissioner.
Please address the Commission when your name is called.
When addressing the Commission, give your name and the name of any organization you represent and provide your comments on the item under consideration.
Each speaker has three minutes to address the Commission, however, time may be adjusted at the discretion of the presiding commissioner. If there are several speakers with the same concerns, please appoint a spokesperson and avoid repetitive testimony.
If you are presenting handouts/written material to the Commission at the meeting, please provide two (2) copies to the designated staff member just prior to speaking.
VISUAL PRESENTATIONS/MATERIALS Visual presentations will not be allowed at this meeting.
PETITIONS FOR REGULATORY CHANGE AND NON-REGULATORY REQUESTS All petitions for regulatory change and non-regulatory requests will follow a two-meeting cycle to ensure proper review and thorough consideration of each item. All requests submitted prior to this meeting or during public forum at the meeting will be scheduled for receipt at the April 8-9 Commission meeting, and scheduled for consideration at the June 10-11 Commission meeting.