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MEETING AGENDA
August 19-20, 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, including written public comment deadlines, and procedures at the end of the agenda starting on page 8. Unless otherwise indicated, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is identified as Department.

DAY 1 – August 19, 2020, 10:00 AM
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.
CONSENT ITEMS       Motion and Vote
4.Recreational purple sea urchin emergency (90-day extension)
Consider adopting a 90-day extension of the emergency regulations concerning recreational take of purple sea urchin at Caspar Cove, Mendocino County emergency regulations.
(Amend Section 29.06, Title 14, CCR)
5.White Seabass Fishery Management Plan
Receive the Department’s White Seabass Fishery Management Plan 2018-2019 annual review.
(Pursuant to Section 5.9, White Seabass Fishery Management Plan)
6. Department informational items (marine)
The Department will highlight marine items of note since the last Commission meeting.
 (A) Director’s report
 (B) Marine Region
I. Marine Species Portal
 (C) Law Enforcement Division
7. Annual tribal planning meeting
Report on the annual tribal planning meeting held pursuant to the Commission’s Tribal Consultation Policy.
8. Tribal Committee
Receive summary and consider approving recommendations from August 18, 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
9. Marine Resources Committee
Receive summary and consider approving recommendation from July 29, 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
10. Recreational red abalone
Consider authorizing publication of notice of intent to amend the recreational take of red abalone fishery closure sunset date regulation.
(Amend Section 29.15, Title 14, CCR)
Motion and Vote
11. Recreational Dungeness crab
Consider authorizing publication of notice of intent to amend recreational take of Dungeness crab regulations intended to provide additional whale and turtle protections in the trap fishery.
(Amend sections 29.80, 29.85, and 701, Title 14, CCR)
Note: The Department is expected to propose that the regulations apply to all crab species.
Motion and Vote
12. Recreational and commercial groundfish
Discuss proposed changes to regulations for the recreational and commercial take of federal groundfish and associated species.
(Amend sections 27.30, 27.35, 27.45, 28.27, 28.28, 28.54, 28.55, 28.65, and 150.16, Title 14, CCR)
13. Pacific leatherback sea turtle
Consider and potentially act on the petition, the Department’s evaluation report, and comments received, to determine whether listing Pacific leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) as a threatened or endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) may be warranted. (Pursuant to sections 2074 and 2074.2, Fish and Game Code)
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
14. 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 – None scheduled at this time
 (B)Action on pending regulation petitions referred to staff or the Department for review
  I.Petition #2020-001: Emergency regulation for increased take of purple sea urchin in select sites in Monterey
  II.Petition #2018-013(b): Commercial ridgeback prawn fishing hours
15. Marine non-regulatory requests from previous meetings
Consider non-regulatory requests submitted by members of the public at previous meetings.
Motion and Vote
 (A)Action on non-regulatory requests
 (B)Action on pending non-regulatory requests referred to staff or the Department for review – None scheduled at this time
16. Recreational sea urchin
Consider authorizing publication of notice of intent to amend regulations concerning recreational take of sea urchin at Caspar Cove, Mendocino County and Tanker’s Reef, Monterey County.
(Amend sections 29.05 and 29.06, Title 14, CCR)
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote
  
Recess