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Commissioners 
Eric Sklar, President 
Saint Helena 
Jacque Hostler-Carmesin, Vice President
McKinleyville
 
Anthony C. Williams, Member 
Huntington Beach
 
Russell E. Burns, Member 
Napa
 
Peter S. Silva, Member 
Chula Vista
 
STATE OF CALIFORNIA 
Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Governor
 

Fish and Game Commission

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Wildlife Heritage and Conservation 
Since 1870
 
Valerie Termini, Executive Director 
Sacramento, CA 95814 
(916) 653-4899 

www.fgc.ca.gov


REVISED* MEETING AGENDA 
February 9, 2017
 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country 
One DoubleTree Drive Rohnert Park

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


*The start time for February 8 and Executive Session, Item D, have been revised; revisions are in bold italicized font.
NOTE:
See important meeting deadlines and procedures at the end of the agenda. Unless otherwise indicated, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is identified as Department.
DAY 2 – FEBRUARY 9, 2016, 8:00 A.M.
 Call to order/roll call to establish quorum
25.
 Public forum for items not on 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 the agenda of a future meeting. (Sections 11125, 11125.7(a), Government Code)
 CONSENT ITEMS     Motion and Vote
26.
Receive Dungeness Crab Task Force report
(Pursuant to Section 8276.4, Fish and Game Code)
27.
 Receive application from Robert Brodsky, San Andreas Shellfish, for lease of State
water bottoms for aquaculture in Tomales Bay
28.
 Marine Resources Committee
  1. Work plan development
    1. Update on work plan and draft timeline
    2. Discuss and approve new topics
 Motion and Vote
29.
 Approve Department request for extension of Charles Friend Oyster Company State
Water Bottom Lease No. M-430-04 for a period of one year
 Motion and Vote 
30.
 Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend Dungeness crab and lobster recreational gear, and commercial lobster harbor restricted fishing area regulations
(Sections 29.80 and 122, Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
31.
 Discuss proposed changes to recreational ocean salmon fishing regulations in conformance with federal regulations
  1. Season dates, size limits, and daily bag limits for April 2017
    (Subsection 27.80(c), Title 14, CCR)
  2. Season dates, size limits, and daily bag limits for May-November 2017
    (Subsection 27.80(d), Title 14, CCR)
32.
 Discuss proposed changes to recreational Pacific halibut fishing regulations in conformance with federal regulations
(Subsection 28.20, Title 14, CCR)
33.
 Discussion of recent action by Department Director to continue closure of the recreational razor clam fishery in Humboldt and Del Norte counties due to elevated levels of domoic acid
(Pursuant to Subsection 5523(a)(2), Fish and Game Code)
34. Marine items of interest from previous meetings
35.
 Marine petitions for regulation change and non-regulatory requests from previous meetings
  1. Action on petitions for regulation change
    1.  Petition # 2016-029 to provide a tribal take exemption for Big Lagoon Rancheria at Reading Rock State Marine Conservation Area
  2. Action on non-regulatory requests
  3. Update on pending regulation petitions and non-regulatory requests referred to staff and the Department for review
 Motion and Vote
36.
 Other informational items
  1.  Staff report
  2. Legislative update and possible action
  3.  Federal agencies report
  4. Other
      1. Update on Commissioner attendance at the International Pacific Halibut Commission meeting in January 2017
 Motion and Vote
37.
Discuss and act on Commission administrative items
  1.  Next meetings         Motion and Vote
  2.  Rulemaking calendar updates     Motion and Vote
  3.  New business
  4. Other
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. Big Creek Lumber Company and Central Coast Forest Assoc. v. California Fish and Game Commission (Coho listing, south of San Francisco)
  2. Center for Biological Diversity and Earth Island Institute v. California Fish and Game Commission (black-backed woodpecker)
  3. 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)
  4. Kele Young v. California Fish and Game Commission, et al. (restricted species inspection fee waiver)
  5. Public Interest Coalition v. California Fish and Game Commission (California Environmental Quality Act)
(B)
Possible litigation involving the Commission
(C)
Staffing
(D)
Deliberation on license and permit items

  1. Take action on the Office of Administrative Hearing’s proposed decision In the Matter of the Accusation against Troy Tecklenburg (OAH Matter No. 2016060664).
FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
2017
 MEETING SCHEDULE

Note: As meeting dates and locations can change, please visit www.fgc.ca.gov for the most current list of meeting dates and locations.

MEETING DATECOMMISSION MEETINGCOMMITTEE MEETINGOTHER MEETINGS
February 21


Predator Policy
Workgroup
Department of Water
Resources
Conference Room 1131
1416 Ninth Street,
11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
March 15
Teleconference —
Arcata, Napa,
Sacramento and Los
Alamitos


March 23

Marine Resources
Holiday Inn Express
35 Via Pico Plaza
San Clemente, CA 92672

April 13
Teleconference —
Arcata, Napa,
Sacramento and Los
Alamitos


April 26-27
Airtel Plaza Hotel
7277 Valjean Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406


May 24

Wildlife Resources
Resources Building
Auditorium, First Floor
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

June 20

Tribal
Crescent City/Fortuna

June 21-22
Crescent City/Fortuna


July 20

Marine Resources
Petaluma

August 16-17
Resources Building
Auditorium, First Floor
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


September 13

Wildlife Resources
California Tower
3737 Main Street
Highgrove Room 200
Riverside, CA 92501

October 10

Tribal
Morro Bay/San Luis
Obispo

October 11-12
Morro Bay/San Luis Obispo


November 9

Marine Resources
Marina

December 6-7
Handlery Hotel
950 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108



OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • September 11-14, Philadelphia, PA
Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • March 7-14, Vancouver, WA
  • April 6-12, Sacramento, CA
  • June 7-14, Spokane, WA
  • September 11-18, Boise, ID
  • November 13-20, Costa Mesa, CA
Pacific Flyway Council
  • March 7, Spokane, WA
  • September, TBD
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • July 6-11, Vail, CO
Wildlife Conservation Board
  • February 23, Sacramento, CA
  • May 25, Sacramento, CA
  • August 24, Sacramento, CA
  • November 30, Sacramento, CA