REVISED* MEETING AGENDA - TELECONFERENCE April 17, 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 Transportation, 1031 Butte Street, First Floor, Redding, CA 96001
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
The meeting will be live streamed at www.cal-span.org for listening purposes only.
NOTE: See important information about Commission deadlines and procedures at the end of the agenda.
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.
Adoption of proposed emergency regulation to close to fishing on 5.5 miles of the Sacramento River (excluding tributaries) from the Highway 44 bridge in Redding upstream to Keswick Dam to protect endangered winter-run Chinook salmon (Subsection 7.50(b)(156.5)(B), Title 14, CCR) Motion and Vote
Discussion and adoption of proposed changes to season dates, size limits and daily bag limits for May – November 2015 recreational ocean salmon fishing (Subsection 27.80(d), Title 14, CCR) Motion and Vote
Discussion and adoption of proposed changes to Klamath River salmon sport fishing regulations (Subsections 7.50(b)(91.1) and (b)(195), Title 14, CCR) Motion and Vote Motion and Vote Motion and Vote Motion and Vote Motion and Vote
Discussion and adoption of proposed changes to Central Valley river salmon sport fishing regulations (Subsections 7.50(b)(5), (b)(68) and (b)(156.5), Title 14, CCR) Motion and Vote
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 Department of Industrial Relations 2550 Mariposa Mall, Room 1036 Fresno, CA 93721
Tribal Committee Embassy Suites - LAX North 9801 Airport Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045
Embassy Suites - LAX North 9801 Airport Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045
Marine Resources Southern California
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center 500 Hotel Circle, North San Diego, CA 92108
OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST
Wildlife Conservation Board
• May 21, Sacramento, CA • September 3, Sacramento, CA • November 19, Sacramento, CA
Pacific Fishery Management Council
• June 12-17, Spokane, WA • September 11-16, Sacramento, CA • November 14-19, Garden Grove, 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. As of July 1, 2015, the Commission will no longer be accepting comments or requests for change via facsimile. Please submit written material by email or US Mail.
The public is encouraged to comment on any agenda item. 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 April 3 will be made available to Commissioners prior to the meeting. Comments received by 12 noon on April 13 will be marked late and made available to Commissioners at the meeting. Otherwise, two (2) 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.
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 June 10-11 Commission meeting, and scheduled for consideration at the August 4-5 Commission meeting. Beginning July 1, 2015 all petitions for regulatory change must be submitted in writing using a form that will be made available on the Commission’s website; details about this new requirement and the form adopted by the Commission are available at http://fgc.ca.gov/regulations/2014/index.aspx#662.