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Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Governor

Sonke Mastrup, Executive Director 
Jack Baylis, President 
Los Angeles
Jim Kellogg, Vice President
Discovery Bay
Jacque Hostler-Carmesin, Member
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

December 10, 2015

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego
Field Trip:
Fund for Animals Wildlife Center
December 8, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.
18740 Highland Valley Road, Ramona, CA 92065
Members of the public are invited, but must provide their own transportation.
The meeting will be live streamed at

DAY 2 - DECEMBER 10, 8:00 AM
 Call to order    Motion and Vote      Motion and Vote
 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        Motion and Vote
27.Receive the Department’s 90-day evaluation report on 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)

28. Wildlife Resources Committee       Motion and  Vote      
Work plan development
  1. Update on work plan and draft timeline
  2. Discuss and approve new topics
  3. Make appointments to Predator Policy Workgroup
 Approve proposed amendments to Commission Designated Wild Trout Waters Policy
 Motion and Vote
 Adopt proposed changes to endangered or threatened animals regulations to add gray wolf (Canis lupus) to the list of endangered species     
(Section 670.5, Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
 Consider the petition, Department’s evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing the tricolored blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) 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.

 Motion and Vote 
 Motion and Vote
 Motion and Vote 
 Motion and Vote 
 Motion and Vote 
 Sport fishing regulations
(Section 1.05, et al., Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
 Return to Item
 Motion and Vote 

Certify California Environmental Quality Act document

Adopt proposed changes to regulations
 Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend Central Valley salmon sport fishing regulations
(Subsection 7.50(b)(5), (68) and (156.5), Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
 Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend Klamath River salmon sport fishing regulations
(Subsection 7.50(b)(91.1), Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
 Fisheries at risk
(Section 8.01, Title 14, CCR)
Consider and re-adopt emergency regulations regarding special measures for fisheries at risk due to drought conditions.      Motion and Vote
Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to adopt permanent regulations regarding special measures for fisheries at risk    Motion and Vote
 Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend mammal hunting regulations
(Sections 265, et al., Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
 Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend waterfowl hunting regulations
(Sections 502 and 507, Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
 Discuss and act on future Commission meeting items

Next meeting – February 10-11, 2016, in Sacramento

Rulemaking calendar updates

New business


(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: 
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)
Possible litigation involving the Commission
  1. Tricolored blackbird
  2. Bobcat trapping prohibition
Staff performance and compensation
Update on hearing officer recommendations for license and permit items
  1. Mr. Peter Vitali – Appeal of the Department's permanent revocation of his hunting privileges and request for reinstatement of such privileges


January 20

Wildlife Resources
Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building
914 Capitol Mall, Room 500 Sacramento, CA 95814
February 10-11
Resources Building – Auditorium 1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

March 15
Special Meeting — 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
Special Meeting — 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

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

July 21

Marine Resources
Napa, CA
August 24-25
Sacramento, CA

September 21

Wildlife Resources
Sacramento, CA
October 18

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

November 17

Marine Resources
Irvine, CA
December 7-8
San Diego


Wildlife Conservation Board - Dates unknown at this time

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
• March 15, 2016, Sacramento, CA
• September, TBD

Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
• January 7-10, 2016, San Diego, CA
• July, 2016, Cody, WY