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

Sonke Mastrup, Executive Director
Jack Baylis, President
Los Angeles
Jim Kellogg, Vice President
Discovery Bay
Jacque Hostler-Carmesin, Member
McKinleyville
Eric Sklar, Member
Saint Helena
Anthony C. Williams, Member
Huntington Beach




Fish and Game Commission

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Wildlife Heritage and Conservation
Since 1870

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

www.fgc.ca.gov

REVISED* MEETING AGENDA
October 7-8, 2015

Embassy Suites – LAX North
9801 Airport Blvd., Los Angeles

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

NOTE: * Item 21 is new and items 22(A) and 27(C) have been revised. See important Commission meeting deadlines and procedures at the end of the agenda.
DAY 1 – OCTOBER 7, 8:30 A.M
1.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.
CONSENT ITEMS
2.
Receive and approve request from Mr. Francesco Licata to transfer his California Halibut Trawl Vessel Permit No. BT0050 to Mr. Thomas Nguyen
3.Approve settlement agreement between the Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) and Mr. Craig Yerkins, et al. regarding appeal of the Department's denial to reinstate Transferable Dungeness Crab Vessel Permit No. CT0068-T7 for F/V Terry S (FG03513)
4.Approve settlement agreement between the Department and Mr. Robert Jackson regarding his appeal of the Department's denial to reinstate Transferable Dungeness Crab Vessel Permit No. CT0215-T7 , for F/V Brooke Michelle (FG70433)
5.
Approve settlement agreement between the Department and Mr. John Reid regarding his appeal of the Department's denial to reinstate Transferable Dungeness Crab Vessel Permit No. CT0108-T7 for F/V Huson (FG06579)

6.
Approve Neushul Mariculture, Inc.’s request to renew state water bottom lease M-654-03 for aquaculture


7.
Tribal Committee
(A)
Meeting summary
  1. Receive recommendations
(B)
Work plan development
  1. Update on current work plan and timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics
8.
Marine Resources Committee
(A)

Work plan development
  1. Update on current work plan and timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics
9.Adopt proposed changes to commercial squid logbook and regulations (Section 149 and Appendix A, Title 14, CCR)
10.
Adopt proposed changes to commercial hagfish regulations (Section 180.6, Title 14, CCR)
11.
Adopt proposed changes to commercial herring regulations and certify the final supplemental environmental document (Sections 163 and 164, Title 14, CCR)
12.
Adopt proposed changes to Dungeness crab and crab trap sport fishing regulations and negative declaration (Sections 29.80 and 29.85, Title 14, CCR)
13.
Discuss proposed changes to marine protected area regulations (Section 632, Title 14, CCR)
14.
Update and direction on petition for changes to sea urchin regulations
15.
Climate change adaptation presentations and discussion
(A)
Charlton Bonham, Director, Department of Fish and Wildlife
(B)
Dr. Mark Gold, Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
16.
Announce results from Executive Session
17.
Department informational items
(A)
Director’s report
(B)
Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division
(C)
Law Enforcement Division
(D)
Marine Region
(E)
Overview of aquaculture in California
(F)
Other
18.
Other items
(A)
Staff report
(B)
Legislative update and possible action
(C)
Federal agencies report

 DAY 2 - OCTOBER 8, 8:00 AM
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 onissues 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 commisioner.
 CONSENT ITEMS         Motion and Vote
20.Receive and approve initial Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Area (PLM) plans and 2015-2020 licenses for: (Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)
(A)
Pacheco Ranch (Santa Clara County)
(B)
Camp 5 Outfitters Roth Ranch (Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties)
21.Approve the Department’s request for a 30-day extension to complete its evaluation of the petition to list the Humboldt marten (Martes caurina humboldtensis) as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (Pursuant to Section 2073.5, Fish and Game Code)

22. Wildlife Resources Committee        Motion and Vote
(A)
Meeting summary
  1. Receive and adopt recommendations
  2. Update and direction concerning definition of frangible bullet
  3. Update and direction concerning take of sambar deer
(B)
Work plan development
  1. Update on current work plan and timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics
  3. Appointments to predator workgroup
23.
 Items of interest from previous meetings   
(A)
 Action on petitions for regulatory change received at the August 2015 meeting      Motion and Vote
(B)
 Action on petitions for non-regulatory changed received at the August 2015 meeting
(C)
 Commission budget review
(D)
 Update on bobcat trapping prohibition effective date
(E)
 Update on at-risk fisheries rulemaking
(F)
Other    
24.
 Adopt proposed changes to the transgenic definition, application and fee regulations (Sections 1.92 and 703, Title 14, CCR)      Motion and Vote
25.
 Discuss proposed changes to sport fishing regulations (Sections 1.05, et al., Title 14, CCR)
26.
 Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend commission meeting procedures regulations (Section 665, Title 14, CCR)      Motion and Vote
27.
 Tricolored blackbird (Agelaius tricolor)      Motion and  Vote    Motion and Vote
(A)
Acknowledge receipt of petition from the Center for Biological Diversity to list as endangered via emergency regulation and via the listing process set forth under the California Endangered Species Act
(Pursuant to Sections 2073.3 and 2076.5, Fish and Game Code)
(B)
Receive the Department’s evaluation of the petition to list as an endangered species (Pursuant to 2073.5, Fish and Game Code)
(C)
Receive and act on requests from the Center for Biological Diversity to reconsider the Commission’s June 2015 decision on whether listing as a threatened or endangered species may be warranted and to move consideration to the Commission’s December 2015 meeting.
28.
 Department report on the status of Coho salmon (Pursuant to Section 2113, Fish and Game Code)
29.
 Discussion and action on future meeting items
(A)
 Next meeting – December 9-10 in San Diego
(B)
 Perpetual timetable for regulatory action updates (including changes to timing of DFW Lands Pass, falconry clean-up, spiny lobster, and commercial logbooks)
(C)
 New business
  1. Commission name
  2. Timing of officer elections

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
  1. Big Creek Lumber Company and Central Coast Forest Assoc. v. California Fish and Game Commission (Coho listing, south of San Francisco)
  2. James Bunn and John Gibbs v. California Fish and Game Commission (squid permits)
  3. Center for Biological Diversity and Earth Island Institute v. California Fish and Game Commission (black-backed woodpecker)
  4. Dennis Sturgell v. California Fish and Game Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Office of Administrative Hearings (revocation of Dungeness crab vessel permit No. CT0544-T1)
  5. Kele Younger v. California Fish and Game Commission, et al. (restricted species inspection fee waiver and Administrative Procedure Act)
(B)
Possible litigation involving the Commission
  1. Tricolored blackbird
  2. Bobcat trapping prohibition
(C)
Staff performance and compensation
(D)
Update on hearing officer recommendations for license and permit items
  1. Mr. Fred Todd

FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
MEETING SCHEDULE
www.fgc.ca.gov

MEETING DATECOMMISSION MEETINGCOMMITTEE MEETING
November 4

Marine Resources
Four Points by Sheraton Ventura
Harbor Resort
1050 Schooner Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
December 9-10
Town and Country Resort &
Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle, North
San Diego, CA 92108


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