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MEETING AGENDA

December 9-10, 2020

Webinar and Teleconference
The California Fish and Game Commission is conducting this meeting by webinar and
teleconference to avoid a public gathering and protect public health during the COVID-19
pandemic, consistent with Executive Order N-33-20.


Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20, commissioners may participate in meetings remotely.
The public may provide public comment during the public comment periods, and otherwise
observe remotely consistent with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act.



The meeting will be live streamed; visit www.fgc.ca.gov the day of the meeting.
To provide public comment during the meeting, please join via Zoom Webinar or by
telephone. Please click here for instructions on how to join the meeting.


Note: See important meeting deadlines and procedures, including written public comment deadlines, starting on page 8. Unless otherwise indicated, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is identified as Department.

Call to order/roll call to establish quorum

1. Consider approving agenda and order of items
Motion and Vote
2. General public comment for items not on agenda
 Receive public comment regarding topics within the Commission’s authority that are not included on the agenda.

Note: 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 and 11125.7(a), Government Code).

3. Executive director’s report
Receive updates from the executive director.
Motion and Vote
4. Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion
Receive and discuss draft plan for developing a justice, equity, diversity and inclusion plan, and provide staff direction.
Motion and Vote
5. Department informational items (marine)

 (A) Director’s report
 (B) Marine Region
 (C) Law Enforcement Division
6. Tribal Committee
Receive summary and consider approving recommendations from November 16, 2020 committee meeting. Discuss referred topics and consider revisions to topics and timing.
Motion and Vote
 (A)Previous committee meeting report
 (B)Committee work plan
7. Marine Resources Committee
Receive summary and consider approving recommendation from November 10, 2020 committee meeting. Discuss referred topics and consider revisions to topics and timing.
Motion and Vote
 (A)Previous committee meeting report
 (B)Committee work plan
 (C)Marine Region
 (D)Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division
8. Statewide Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Program
Receive annual report from the Department on management activities of its Statewide MPAs Program.
9. Annual recreational ocean salmon and Pacific halibut fishing
Receive and discuss an update on the Pacific Fishery Management Council process and timeline for recreational ocean salmon and Pacific halibut recommendations, and automatic conformance to federal regulations. (Pursuant to Section 1.95, Title 14, CCR)
10. Recreational red abalone fishing
Consider adopting proposed changes to the recreational red abalone fishery closure sunset date regulation and consider taking final action under the California
Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
(Amend Section 29.15, Title 14, CCR)
Motion and Vote
11. Recreational crab fishing
Consider adopting proposed changes to recreational take of crab regulations intended to provide additional whale and turtle protections in trap fisheries, and consider taking final action under CEQA.
(Amend sections 29.80, 29.85, and 701, Title 14, CCR)
Motion and Vote
12. Recreational sea urchin fishing
Consider adopting proposed changes to recreational take of sea urchin regulations for Caspar Cove, Mendocino County and Tanker Reef, Monterey County, and consider taking final action under CEQA.
(Amend Section 29.06, Title 14, CCR)
Motion and Vote
13. Marine petitions for regulation change
Consider requests submitted by members of the public to adopt, amend, or repeal a regulation.
(Pursuant to Section 662, Title 14, CCR)
Motion and Vote
 (A)Action on current petitions
  I.Petition #2020-011 AM1: Set precautionary commercial coonstripe shrimp trap fishing regulations
  II.Petition # 2020-012 AM1: Protect great white shark nursery grounds at Padaro Beach, Carpenteria
  III.Petition # 2020-014 AM1: Authorize unlimited take of Sargassum horneri and recreational and research take inside Crystal Cove State Marine Conservation Area
 (B)Action on pending regulation petitions referred to staff or the Department for review
  I.Petition #2018-013(b): Commercial ridgeback prawn fishing hours
14. Marine non-regulatory requests from previous meetings
Consider action on non-regulatory requests submitted by members of the public at previous meetings.
Motion and Vote

Recess