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Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Governor

Valerie Termini, Executive Director
Eric Sklar, President
Saint Helena
Jacque Hostler-Carmesin, Vice President
Anthony C. Williams,
Huntington Beach
Russell E. Burns,
Peter S. Silva,
Chula Vista 

Fish and Game Commission

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Wildlife Heritage and Conservation
Since 1870

1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-4899

  December 7, 2016

Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Mission Valley/Stadium
3805 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego

The meeting will be live streamed at

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 1 – DECEMBER 7, 2016, 8:30 A.M.
 Call to order/  roll call to establish quorum
 Approve agenda and order of items        Motion and Vote
 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)
 Commission recognition of former Commissioner Jack Baylis for his commitment and service to the California Fish and Game Commission
   CONSENT ITEMS    Motion and Vote
Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend recreational ocean salmon fishing 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)
Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend recreational Pacific halibut fishing regulations 
(Section 28.20, Title 14, CCR)
 Adopt proposed changes to recreational groundfish regulations for 2017-2018 for consistency with federal rules
(Sections 27.25, 27.30, 27.35, 27.40, 27.45, 27.50, 28.27, 28.49 and 28.55, subsections 27.20(a) and 27.20(b), and add section 28.47, Title 14, CCR)
 Marine Resources Committee
  1. November meeting summary
    1. Receive and adopt recommendations
  2. Work plan development
    1. Update on work plan and draft timeline
    2. Discuss and approve new topics   
 Motion and Vote
 Tribal Committee
  1. Work plan development
    1. Update on work plan and draft timeline
    2. Discuss and approve new topics
 Motion and Vote 
 Santa Barbara Mariculture
  1. Update on application for new State Water Bottom lease adjacent to existing lease No. M-653-02
  2. Approve Department request for extension of State Water Bottom Lease No. M-653-02 for a period of six months
 Motion and Vote
 Authorize emergency action to amend recreational abalone fishing regulations in advance of 2017 season 
(Section 29.15, Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
 Adopt proposed changes to regulations concerning tribal take in marine protected areas (MPAs)
(Section 632, Title 14, CCR)
 Motion and Vote 
 Informational presentations on the status of the regional assessment of south coast MPAs

  1. Steve Wertz, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Dr. Benét Duncan, California Ocean Science Trust, with an overview of the South Coast State of the Region report scheduled for presentation in April 2017
  2. Dr. Jennifer Caselle, University of California, Santa Barbara, on results from over 10 years of monitoring Channel Islands MPAs
 Staff presentation concerning the Commission’s rulemaking authority under the California Administrative Procedure Act
  Announce results from Executive Session
 Marine items of interest from previous meetings
 Marine petitions for regulation change and non-regulatory requests from previous meetings
  1.  Action on petitions for regulation change
    1. Petition No. 2016-020: Recreational shark fishing with bow and arrow or harpoon
  2.  Action on non-regulatory requests
  3.  Update on pending petitions and requests referred to staff and the Department for review
 Motion and Vote
 Department informational items
  1. Director’s report
  2. Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division
  3.  Law Enforcement Division
  4.  Marine Region
  5. Other
 Other informational items
  1. Staff report
  2.  Legislative update and possible action     
    1. Federal Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2016 (S. 3095, Booker)       Motion and Vote
    2.  Other
  3.  Federal agencies report
  4. Other    
Moved from 12/8:
36. Discuss and act on Commission administrative items 
   D. Other
    1.  Approve a Commissioner attending and representing the
      Commission at the International Pacific Halibut Commission
      meeting in January 2017
 Motion and Vote