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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


MEETING AGENDA 
April 26-27, 2017
 

Airtel Plaza Hotel 
7277 Valjean Avenue, Van Nuys 91406

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


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 – APRIL 27, 2017, 8:00 A.M.
 Call to order/roll call to establish quorum
19.
 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)
20.
 Recognize former Commissioners Richard Rogers and Michael Sutton for their commitment and service to the California Fish and Game Commission
21.
 Tribal Committee

(A) Work plan development

I. Update on work plan and draft timeline

II. Discuss and approve new topics

 Motion and Vote 
22.
 Receive and approve Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ proposed amendments to its request for tribal take in state marine conservation areas near Santa Barbara
 Motion and Vote 
23.
 Marine Resources Committee

(A) March 23, 2017 meeting summary

I.  Receive and adopt recommendations

 Motion and Vote 

(B) Work plan development

I. Update on work plan and draft timeline

II. Discuss and approve new topics 

    24.
     Authorize publication of notice of intent to adopt a process for automatic conformance of state recreational fishing regulations to federal regulations
    (add Section 1.95, Title 14, CCR))
     Motion and Vote 
    25.
     Discuss proposed changes to crab and lobster recreational gear marking, and commercial lobster harbor restricted fishing area regulations
    (sections 29.80 and 122, Title 14, CCR)
     Motion and Vote 
    26. Receive presentation on and discuss State of the California South Coast: Summary of Findings from Baseline Monitoring of Marine Protected Areas, 2011-2015
    27.
     Receive update on offshore wind energy from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
    28.
     Marine items of interest from previous meetings
    29.
     Marine petitions for regulation change and non-regulatory requests from previous meetings

    (A) Action on petitions for regulation change – none scheduled at this time

    (B) Action on non-regulatory requests

    (C)  Update on pending regulation petitions and non-regulatory requests referred to

    staff and the Department for review

    I. Petition #2015-006 to remove special closure regulations for Rockport Rocks

    II. Petition #2016-013 to permit use of cast nets south of Point Conception

     Motion and Vote 
    30.
     Department informational items

    (A) Director’s report

    (B) Marine Region

    (C) Other

    31.
     Other informational items

    (A) Staff report

    (B) Legislative update and possible action

    (C) Federal agencies report

    (D) Other

    32.
     Discuss and act on Commission administrative items

    (A) Next meetings

    (B) Rulemaking calendar updates

    (C) New business

    (D) Other

     Motion and Vote 
     Motion and Vote 
    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)

    6. California Cattlemen's Association, et al. v. California Fish and Game Commission (gray wolf listing)

    (B)
    Possible litigation involving the Commission
    (C)
    Staffing
    (D)
    Deliberation on license and permit items
    1. Take action on the request from Craig Alton to renew Salmon Vessel Permit No. SA0798
    2. Take action on the Department’s request to permanently revoke Adam Crawford James’ commercial fisherman’s retail license and commercial fishing license
    3. Take action on the Office of Administrative Hearings’ proposed decision for Gregory Ambiel’s request to transfer Salmon Vessel Permit No. FG10053 (OAH No. 2016120944)
    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
    May 24

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

    June 20

    Tribal
    Howonquet Hall Community Center
    101 Indian Court
    Smith River, CA 95567

    June 21-22
    Howonquet Hall Community Center
    101 Indian Court
    Smith River, CA 95567


    July 20

    Marine Resources
    Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa
    2777 Fourth Street Santa Rosa, CA 95405

    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
    SpringHill Suites by Marriott 
    900 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422

    October 11-12
    SpringHill Suites by Marriott 
    900 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422


    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 10-13, Sandyt, UT
    Pacific Fishery Management Council
    • June 8-14, Spokane, WA
    • September 12-18, Boise, ID
    • November 14-20, Costa Mesa, CA
    Pacific Flyway Council
    • September, TBD
    Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
    • July 6-11, Vail, CO
    Wildlife Conservation Board
    • May 25, Sacramento, CA
    • August 24, Sacramento, CA
    • November 30, Sacramento, CA