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

Vacant, Executive Director 
Vacant, President 
Vacant, Vice President
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
February 10-11, 2016

Resources Building – Auditorium
1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento

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

NOTE: * Item 38 and the September 21 Wildlife Resources Committee meeting location have been revised. See important meeting deadlines and procedures information at the end of the agenda.
DAY 1 – FEBRUARY 10, 2016, 8:30 A.M.
1. Call to order/roll call to establish quorum
2.
 Approve agenda and order of items    Motion and Vote
3.
 Commission recognition of former Commissioners and staff
4.
 Election of Commission President and Vice President
 Motion and Vote 

5.
 Committee Assignments      Motion and Vote

(A)     Marine Resources Committee
(B)     Wildlife Resources Committee
(C)     Tribal Committee

6.
 Public forum for items not on the agenda
The Commission may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during this item, except to decide whether to place the matter on a future meeting agenda. (Pursuant to Sections 11125 and 11125.7(a), Government Code)

7.
 Receive and approve addition to lease template for state water bottom leases, related to best management practices

 CONSENT ITEMS         Motion and Vote
8.
Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend fishing activity records and logbook regulations
(Sections 190, et al., Title 14, CCR)
9.Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend commercial sea urchin fishing regulations
(Section 120.7, Title 14, CCR)
10.Receive request from Grassy Bar Oyster Company to transfer State water bottom lease Nos. M-614-10-Parcel 1 and M-614-02 to the lessee’s incorporated business, Grassy Bar Oyster Company, Inc.
11.
 Point Reyes Oyster Company, Inc. State water bottom leases for aquaculture
 Motion and Vote 

(A)
Approve request to renew State Water Bottom Lease No. M-430-13
(Pursuant to Section 15406, Fish and Game Code)

(B)
Approve request to renew State Water Bottom Lease No. M-430-17
(Pursuant to Section 15406, Fish and Game Code)

12.
 Marine Resources Committee
(A)
Work plan development
  1. Update on work plan and timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics      Motion and Vote
13. Tribal Committee

(A)
Work plan development
  1. Update on work plan and draft timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics      Motion and Vote     Motion and Vote
14.
 Charles Friend Oyster Company request to renew State Water Bottom Lease No. M-430-04 for aquaculture
(Pursuant to Section 15406, Fish and Game Code)
 Motion and Vote 
15.
 California spiny lobster

(A)
Discuss draft fishery management plan

(B)
Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend regulations (Sections 29.80, 29.90, 121, 121.5, 122, 705, and Appendix A, Title 14,
CCR)      Motion and Vote
16.
 Discuss proposed changes to ocean salmon sport fishing regulations

(A)
Season dates, size limits, and daily bag limits for April 2016 
(Subsection 27.80(c), Title 14, CCR)

(B)
Season dates, size limits, and daily bag limits for May-November 2016
(Subsection 27.80(d), Title 14, CCR)
17.
 Discuss proposed changes to Pacific halibut sport fishing regulations
(Section 28.20, Title 14, CCR)
18.
 Discuss proposed final Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas pursuant to the Marine Life Protection Act
19.
 Announce results from Executive Session
20.
 Discussion and update regarding Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director positions
 Motion and Vote 
21.
 Marine items of interest from previous meetings     Motion and Vote    Motion and Vote

(A)
Action on petitions for regulation change received at previous meetings

(B)
Action on non-regulatory requests received at previous meetings

(C)
Review outstanding regulatory and non-regulatory requests from 2015
22.
 Department informational items

(A)
 Director’s report

(B)
 Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division

(C)
 Law Enforcement Division

(D)
 Marine Region

(E)
Other
23.
 Other informational items   

(A)
Staff report

(B)
Legislative update and possible action

(C)
Federal agencies report

(D)
Other
24.
Recess

DAY 2 – FEBRUARY 11, 2016, 8:00 A.M.
25.
Call to order

26.
Public forum for items not on the agenda
The Commission may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during this item, except to decide whether to place the matter on a future meeting agenda. (Pursuant to sections 11125, 11125.7(a), Government Code)
CONSENT ITEMS
27.Adopt proposed changes to endangered or threatened animals regulations to add Clear Lake hitch to the list of threatened species
(Section 670.5, Title 14, CCR)
28.
Approve the Department's request for a six month extension to complete the status report and peer review process for the petition to list the flat-tailed horned lizard as an endangered species
(Pursuant to Section 2074.6, Fish and Game Code)

29.Non-marine items of interest from previous meetings
(A)
Action on petitions for regulation change received at previous meetings
(B)
Action on non-regulatory requests received at previous meetings
(C)
Review outstanding regulatory and non-regulatory requests from 2015
30.
Wildlife Resources Committee

(A)
Work plan development
  1. Update on work plan and draft timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics
  3. Update on Predator Policy Workgroup
31.
Receive the Department’s status review report on the petition to list northern spotted owl as a threatened or endangered species
(Pursuant to Section 2074.6, Fish and Game Code)
32.
Possible adoption of emergency action regarding special order relating to incidental take of tricolored blackbird during candidacy period, pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2084
(Add Section 749.8, Title 14, CCR)
33.
Consider the petition, Department’s evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing the Humboldt marten as a threatened or endangered species may be warranted (Pursuant to Fish and Game Code, Section 2074.2).
Note: If the Commission determines listing may be warranted, a one-year status review will commence before the final decision on listing is made.
34.
Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend waterfowl hunting regulations
(Sections 502 and 507, Title 14, CCR)
35.
Adopt proposed emergency regulation to close to fishing 5.5 miles of the Sacramento River (excluding tributaries) from the Highway 44 bridge in Redding upstream to Keswick Dam
(Subsection 7.50(b)(156.5)(B), Title 14, CCR)
36.
Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend regulations regarding definitions for tidal waters and finfish gear restrictions in San Francisco and San Pablo bays
(Sections 1.53 and 27.00, and subsection 28.65(a), Title 14, CCR)
37.
Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend Klamath River sport fishing regulations
(Subsection 7.50(b)(91.1), Title 14, CCR)
38.
Discuss proposed changes to mammal hunting regulations and take action regarding draft environmental document
(Sections 265, et al., Title 14, CCR)
39.
Discuss proposed changes to Central Valley salmon sport fishing regulations
(Subsections 7.50(b)(5), (68) and (156.5), Title 14, CCR)
40.
Discuss proposed regulations regarding special measures for fisheries at risk
(Section 8.01, Title 14, CCR)
41.
 Discuss and act on future Commission meeting items

(A)
 Next meetings – March 15, 2016, teleconference; April 13-14, 2016, Santa Rosa; April 18, 2016, teleconference      Motion and Vote

(B)
 Rulemaking calendar updates    Motion and Vote

(C)
 New business

(D)
 Other
42.
Adjournment

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. 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
(C)
Staff performance
(D)
Receive hearing officer recommendations on license and permit items

FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
2016 MEETING SCHEDULE
www.fgc.ca.gov

MEETING DATECOMMISSION MEETINGCOMMITTEE MEETING
March 15
Teleconference — Arcata,
Sacramento, Los Alamitos and
Yountville


March 21

Marine Resources
West Ed Building – Ed Meyers Classroom
4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite A Los Alamitos, CA 90720
April 12

Tribal Meeting
River Rock Casino Quail Run Buffet
3250 Highway128 East Geyserville, CA 95441
April 13-14
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa 2777 Fourth Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

April 18
Teleconference — Arcata,
Sacramento, Los Alamitos and
Yountville


May 18

Wildlife Resources
Department of General Services Ziggurat Building – Auditorium 707 3rd Street
West Sacramento, CA 95605
June 21

Tribal
Huntington Beach, CA
June 22-23
Huntington Beach, CA

July 21

Marine Resources
Petaluma Regional Library 
100 Fairgrounds Drive 
Petaluma, CA 94952
August 24-25
Lake Natoma Inn Hotel & Conference
Center
702 Gold Lake Drive
Folsom, CA 95630

September 21

Wildlife Resources
Woodland Public Library
Leake Center Community Room
250 First Street
Woodland, CA 95695
October 18

Tribal
Crescent City, CA
October 19-20
Crescent City, CA

November 17

Marine Resources
Irvine, CA
December 7-8
San Diego


OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST


Wildlife Conservation Board
• February 24, Sacramento
• May 26, Sacramento
• August 30, Sacramento
• November 16, Sacramento

Pacific Fishery Management Council
• March 9-14, 2016, Sacramento, CA
• April 9-14, 2016, Vancouver, WA
• June 23-28, 2016, Tacoma, WA
• September 15-20, 2016 Boise, ID
• November 16-21, 2016, Garden Grove, CA

Pacific Flyway Council - 
Dates unknown at this time

Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
• July, 2016, Cody, WY