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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
August 16, 2017


Resources Building - Auditorium
1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

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

* Item 25 is revised to include two potential actions..

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".


 Call to order/roll call to establish quorum

1 Approve agenda and order of items          Motion and Vote
2. 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
3.
Receive Department’s evaluation of the petition to list Cascades frog (Rana cascadae)
as endangered or threatened under the California Endangered Species Act
(Pursuant to Section 2073.5, Fish and Game Code)
4.
Receive and approve request to transfer California Halibut Trawl Vessel Permit No.
BT0043 from Frank Cardinale to Robert T. Burchell
5.
 Tribal Committee

(A) Work plan development

  1. Update on work plan and draft timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics
 Motion and Vote
6.
 Wildlife Resources Committee

(A) Work plan development

  1. Update on work plan and draft timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics
 Motion and Vote
7.
 Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend sport fishing regulations
(Sections 1.05, 1.11, 1.18, 1.61, 1.74, 2.10, 2.25, 5.35, 5.41, 5.88, 7.00, 7.50 and 8.00; repeal Section 1.60; and add Section 2.05; Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
8.
 Approve meeting dates and locations for January through December of 2018
 Motion and Vote 
9.
 Commission recognition of newly-inducted members of California Waterfowler’s Hall of
Fame
 Motion and Vote 
10.
 Non-marine items of interest from previous meetings
11.
 Non-marine petitions for regulation change from previous meetings

(A) Action on petitions for regulation change

  1.  2017-003 to eliminate the parking use exemption for Los Angeles County
    at Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve       Motion and  Vote

(B)  Action on pending regulation petitions referred to staff and the Department for review – none scheduled at this time

12.
 Non-marine, non-regulatory requests from previous meetings

(A) Action on non-regulatory requests

(B) Action on pending non-regulatory requests referred to staff and the Department for review - none scheduled at this time

 Motion and Vote
13.
 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

14.
 Other informational items

(A)  Staff report

(B)  Legislative update and possible action        Motion and Vote

(C) Other

15.
 Announce results from Executive Session
16.
 Marine Resources Committee

(A) Work plan development

  1. Update on work plan and draft timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics
 Motion and Vote
17.
 Adopt proposed regulations for a process to automatically conform state recreational fishing regulations to federal regulations
(Add Section 1.95, Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
18.
 Re-adopt emergency regulations regarding abalone
(Section 29.15, Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
19.
 Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend recreational abalone regulations
(Section 29.15, Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
20.
 Discuss proposed changes to commercial nearshore and deeper nearshore fishing
permit and appeal regulations
(Sections 150, 150.02, 150.03 and 705, Title 14, CCR)
21.
 Discuss proposed commercial sea cucumber regulations
(Add Section 128, Title 14, CCR)
22.
 Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend commercial sea urchin regulations
(Section 120.7, Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
23.
 Department annual report on marine protected areas management for 2016
24.
 Discuss California drift gillnet swordfish fishery
 Motion and Vote 
25.
 Marine items of interest from previous meetings

(A)  Approve signature to a memorandum of understanding among members of the Marine Protected Area Statewide Leadership Team and the Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network related to advancing the management of California’s marine protected area network

 Motion and Vote 
 
(B)  Approve letter to the California State Lands Commission regarding proposed
Huntington Beach desalination project
 
 Motion and Vote 

(C)  Other
26.
 Marine petitions for regulation change from previous meetings

(A)  Action on petitions for regulation change 

  1. Petition #2017-004 to authorize commercial access fishing opportunity for
    market squid in northern California
  2. Petition #2017-005 to create twenty northern pink shrimp permits
(B)  Action on pending regulation petitions referred to staff and the Department for
review
  1. Petition #2016-018 to open Santa Cruz Harbor to salmon fishing
  2. Petition #2016-020 to disallow bow and arrow and harpoon gear for recreational take of sharks and ray
 Motion and Vote
27.
 Marine non-regulatory requests from previous meetings

(A) Action on non-regulatory requests

(B) Action on pending non-regulatory requests referred to staff and the Department
for review – none scheduled at this time

 Motion and Vote
28.
 Discuss and act on Commission administrative items

(A)  Next Meeting     Motion and Vote

(B)  Rulemaking timetable updates

(C) New Business

(D) Other


Adjourn
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. California Fish and Game Commission v. Central Coast Forest Assoc. and Big Creek Lumber Company (Coho listing, south of San Francisco)

  2. Tri-State Crab Producers Assoc v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife; California Fish and Game Commission (Dungeness Crab "Fair Start" provision in 8279.1 of the Fish and Game Code).

  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
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
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, Snowbird, UT
Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • September 11-18, Boise, ID
  • November 14-20, Costa Mesa, CA
  • March 8-14, 2018, Rohnert Park, CA
  • April 4-11, 2018, Portland, OR
Pacific Flyway Council
  • August 25, Spokane, WA
Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • January 3-8, 2018, San Diego, CA
Wildlife Conservation Board
  • August 24, Sacramento, CA
  • November 30, Sacramento, CA