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Valerie Termini, Executive Director

Eric Sklar, President

Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor

1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320

Saint Helena


Sacramento, CA 95814

Jacque Hostler-Carmesin, Vice President

Fish and Game Commission

(916) 653-4899

Anthony C. Williams, Member


Huntington Beach



Russell E. Burns, Member






Peter S. Silva, Member






Wildlife Heritage and Conservation

Since 1870


February 7-8, 2018

Resources Building – Auditorium, First Floor

1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

The meeting will be live streamed at

DAY 2 – FEBRUARY 8, 2018, 8:30 AM

 Call to order/roll call to establish quorum

18. 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

19.Santa Barbara Mariculture

(A)Approve request to renew State Water Bottom Lease No. M-653-02 for aquaculture in Santa Barbara

(B)Approve Santa Barbara Mariculture application and adopt the California Environmental Quality Act mitigated negative declaration for new state water bottom lease for aquaculture adjacent to existing State Water Bottom Lease No. M-653-02 in Santa Barbara

20.Approve species to depict on the California State Duck Stamp, 2018-2022(Pursuant to Section 3700.2(e), Fish and Game Code)

21.Receive Department’s one-year status review report on the petition to list coast yellow leptosiphon (Leptosiphon croceus) as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA)

(Pursuant to Section 2075, Fish and Game Code)

CONSENT ITEMS (continued)

22.Receive Department’s one-year status review report on the petition to list tricolored blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) as a threatened or endangered species under CESA (Pursuant to Section 2075, Fish and Game Code)

23.Receive Department’s one-year status review report on the petition to list Lassics lupine (Lupinus constancei) as an endangered species under CESA (Pursuant to Section 2075, Fish and Game Code)

24. Wildlife Resources Committee

(A)January 11, 2018 meeting summary

I.Receive and adopt recommendations

(B)Work plan development

I.Update on work plan and draft timeline

II.Discuss and approve new topics

 Motion and Vote 

25. Adopt proposed regulations concerning the incidental take of tricolored blackbird during candidacy period

(Section 749.9, Title 14, CCR)

 Motion and Vote 

26. Discuss proposed changes to Klamath River Basin salmon sport fishing regulations (Subsection 7.50(b)(91.1), Title 14, CCR)

27. Discuss proposed changes to Central Valley salmon sport fishing regulations (Subsections 7.50(b)(5), (b)(68) and (b)(156.5), Title 14, CCR)

28. Discuss proposed changes to waterfowl hunting regulations (Section 502, Title 14, CCR)

29. Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend resident upland game bird hunting regulations

(Subsection 300(a)(1)(D)4., Title 14, CCR)

 Motion and Vote 

30. Non-marine items of interest from previous meetings

(A)Receive and discuss Department’s update on trapping license fees analysis

31. Non-marine petitions for regulation change from previous meetings

(A)Action on petitions for regulation change

I.Petition 2017-012: Striped bass take in coastal rivers and ocean waters south of San Francisco Bay

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

(C)Request for reconsideration of Petition 2017-002: Parking use exemption for County of Los Angeles at Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve

 Motion and Vote 

32. 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

 Motion and Vote 

33. Department informational items (non-marine)

(A) Director’s report

(B) Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division

(C) Other

I.Receive Department’s annual report regarding necropsies on mountain lions taken under depredation permits

34. Other informational items

(A)Staff report

(B)Legislative update and possible action

35. Discuss and act on Commission administrative items

(A)Next meetings

(B)Rulemaking timetable updates

(C)New business



(Not Open to Public)

Pursuant to the authority of Government Code Section 11126(a)(1), (c)(3), 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

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

II.Keith Robert Walker vs. Kamala Harris et al. (suction dredging)

III.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)


Kele Young v. California Fish and Game Commission, et al. (restricted species


inspection fee waiver)

V.California Cattlemen’s Association and California Farm Bureau Federation v. California Fish and Game Commission (gray wolf listing)


Tri-State Crab Producers Assoc. v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife,


California Fish and Game Commission (Dungeness Crab “Fair Start” provision in


Section 8279.1 of the Fish and Game Code)


Center for Biological Diversity and Project Coyote/Earth Island Institute v.


California Fish and Game Commission and California Department of Fish and


Wildlife (trapping fees)

(B)Possible litigation involving the Commission


(D)Deliberation and action on license and permit items

I.Action on the accusation against Pacific Star Sportfishing, LLC, regarding suspension of a commercial passenger fishing vessel license

California Fish and Game Commission

2018 Meeting Schedule

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

Meeting Date

Commission Meeting

Committee Meeting


Other Meetings





Commission Strategic





February 22














Marine Resources






Justice A. Rattigan State




March 6







50 D Street











Conf. Room 410 (4th Floor)






Santa Rosa, CA 95404





Teleconference — Arcata,





April 12

Napa, Sacramento, Los






Alamitos and San Diego






Four Points by Sheraton





April 18-19

Ventura Harbor Resort





1050 Schooner Drive











Ventura, CA 93001







Wildlife Resources






WestEd Building-




May 17


Edwin C. Myers Classroom






4665 Lampson Ave.






Los Alamitos, CA 90720












Resources Building




June 19


Auditorium, First Floor






1416 Ninth Street






Sacramento, CA 95814





Resources Building





June 20-21

Auditorium, First Floor





1416 Ninth Street











Sacramento, CA 95814







Marine Resources






California Department of






Parks and Recreation




July 17


Orange Coast District Office





Training Room











3030 Avenida del












San Clemente, CA 92672





River Lodge Conference





August 22-23






1800 Riverwalk Drive











Fortuna, CA 95540





Meeting Date

Commission Meeting

Committee Meeting


Other Meetings






Wildlife Resources






Resources Building




September 20


Auditorium, First Floor






1416 Ninth Street






Sacramento, CA 95814












Radisson Fresno




October 16


Conference Center






1055 Van Ness Avenue






Fresno, CA 93721





Radisson Fresno





October 17-18

Conference Center





1055 Van Ness Avenue











Fresno, CA 93721







Marine Resources






Resources Building




November 14


Auditorium, First Floor






1416 Ninth Street






Sacramento, CA 95814





QLN Conference Center





December 12-13

1938 Avenida del Oro






Oceanside, CA 92056






Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

September 9-12, Tampa, FL

Pacific Fishery Management Council

March 8-14, Rohnert Park, CA

April 5-11, Portland, OR

June 6-14, Spokane, WA

September 5-12, Seattle, WA

November 1-8, San Diego, CA

Pacific Flyway Council

March 27, Norfolk, VA

September, TBD

Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

July 12-17, Eugene, OR

Wildlife Conservation Board

February 22, Sacramento, CA

March 22, Sacramento, CA (special meeting)

May 24, Sacramento, CA

August 30, Sacramento, CA

November 15, Sacramento, CA


WELCOME TO A MEETING OF THE CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION This is the 148th year of operation of the Commission in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Our goal is the preservation of our heritage and conservation of our natural resources through informed decision making; Commission meetings are vital in achieving that goal. In that spirit, we provide the following information to be as effective and efficient toward that end. Welcome and please let us know if you have any questions.


Persons with disabilities needing reasonable accommodation to participate in public meetings or other Commission activities are invited to contact the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at (916) 651-1214. Requests for facility and/or meeting accessibility should be received at least 10 working days prior to the meeting to ensure the request can be accommodated.


To receive meeting agendas and regulatory notices about those subjects of interest to you, please visit the Commission’s website,, to sign up on our electronic mailing lists.


The public is encouraged to comment on any agenda item. Submit written comments by one of the following methods: E-mail to to California Fish and Game Commission, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320, Sacramento, CA 95814; or hand-deliver to a Commission meeting. Materials provided to the Commission may be made available to the general public.


The Written Comment Deadline for this meeting is 5:00 p.m. on January 25, 2018Written comments received at the Commission office by this deadline will be made available to Commissioners prior to the meeting.

The Late Comment Deadline for this meeting is noon on February 2, 2018Comments received by this deadline will be marked “late” and made available to Commissioners at the meeting.

After these deadlines, written comments may be delivered in person to the meeting – Please bring ten (10) copies of written comments to the meeting.


All non-regulatory requests will follow a two-meeting cycle to ensure proper review and thorough consideration of each item. All requests submitted by the Late Comment Deadline (or heard during public forum at the meeting) will be scheduled for receipt at this meeting, and scheduled for consideration at the next business meeting.


Any person requesting that the Commission adopt, amend, or repeal a regulation must complete and submit form FGC 1, titled, “Petition to the California Fish and Game Commission for Regulation Change” (as required by Section 662, Title 14, CCR). The form is available at To be received by

the Commission at this meeting, petition forms must have been delivered by the Late Comment Deadline (or delivered during public forum at the meeting) and will be scheduled for consideration at the next business meeting, unless the petition is rejected under staff review pursuant to subsection 662(b), Title 14, CCR.


All electronic presentations must be submitted by the Late Comment Deadline and approved by the Commission executive director before the meeting.

1.Electronic presentations must be provided by email to

2.All electronic formats must be Windows PC compatible.

3.It is recommended that a print copy of any electronic presentation be submitted in case of technical difficulties.

4.A data projector, laptop and presentation mouse will be available for use at the meeting.


A summary of all items will be available for review at the meeting. Items on the consent calendar are generally non-controversial items for which no opposition has been received and will be voted upon under single action without discussion. Any item may be removed from the consent calendar by the Commission upon request of a Commissioner, the Department, or member of the public who wishes to speak to that item, to allow for discussion and separate action.

LASER POINTERS may only be used by a speaker during a presentation; use at any other time may result in arrest.


To speak on an agenda item, please complete a “Speaker Card" and give it to the designated staff member before the agenda item is announced. Cards will be available near the entrance of the meeting room. Only one speaker card is necessary for speaking to multiple items.

1.Speakers will be called in groups; please line up when your name is called.

2.When addressing the Commission, give your name and the name of any organization you represent, and provide your comments on the item under consideration.

3.If there are several speakers with the same concerns, please appoint a spokesperson and avoid repetitive testimony.

4.The presiding commissioner will allot between one and three minutes per speaker per agenda item, subject to the following exceptions:

a.The presiding commissioner may allow up to five minutes to an individual speaker if a minimum of three individuals who are present when the agenda item is called have ceded their time to the designated spokesperson, and the individuals ceding time forfeit their right to speak to the agenda item.

b.Individuals may receive advance approval for additional time to speak if requests for additional time to speak are received by email or delivery to the Commission office by the Late Comment Deadline. The president or designee will approve or deny the request no later than 5:00 p.m. two days prior to the meeting.

c.An individual requiring an interpreter is entitled to at least twice the allotted time pursuant to Government Code Section 11125.7(c).

d.An individual may receive additional time to speak to an agenda item at the request of any commissioner.

5.If you are presenting handouts/written material to the Commission at the meeting, please provide ten (10) copies to the designated staff member just prior to speaking.