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 SECOND**   REVISED*   MEETING AGENDA
June 15-16, 2022

Participate in Person
  California Department of Transportation
Conference Room 1.040 (1st Floor)
100 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Trinidad Rancheria
Administrative Office Conference Room
1 Cher-Ae Lane
Trinidad, CA 95570 
1610 Kearney Street
Saint Helena, CA 94574

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* This agenda is revised to amend items 11, 12 and 21 (previously item 20), and to move
what was previously item 22 to a new consent calendar on day 2 as item 19,
with the remainder of the agenda renumbered accordingly.

**This agenda has been revised to add a third, in-person, meeting location at Commissioner Sklar’s residence. Please note, Commissioner Sklar is participating from his home in order to avoid travel and otherwise protect others’ health after testing positive for and showing symptoms of COVID-19. The public may join him in his spacious backyard where there is room to physically distance.

Note:
See important meeting deadlines and procedures, including written public comment deadlines, starting on page 12. Unless otherwise indicated, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is identified as Department.

Invitation:
The Commission invites members of the public to join commissioners and staff for a field trip that will take place Wednesday night to observe a California grunion run— a species of marine fish found only along the coast of southern California and northern Baja California. Details will be available in advance of the Commission meeting. Members of the public are welcome to join, but must provide their own transportation. 


Day 2 – June 16, 2022, 9:30 AM

 CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL TO ESTABLISH QUORUM 
 
5. Western Joshua tree
Consider the petition, the Department’s status review report, and comments received to determine whether listing western Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) as threatened under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) is warranted. (Pursuant to sections 2075 and 2075.5, Fish and Game Code) Note: Findings will be adopted at a future meeting.
 
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote
Motion and Vote
PUBLIC COMMENT
18. General public comment for items not on the agenda
Receive public comment regarding topics within the Commission’s authority that are not included on the agenda.
Note: New petitions for regulation change submitted since the previous meeting are now received under the agenda item “Regulation change petitions.”
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).
Motion and Vote 
CONSENT ITEMS
Motion and Vote

19.Game fish contests
Consider adopting proposed amendments to game fish contest regulations.
(Amend Section 230, Title 14, CCR)


DISCUSSION, ACTION, AND INFORMATIONAL ITEMS


20. Recreational sub-bag limits for vermilion, copper and quillback rockfishes emergency
Discuss and consider adopting a 90-day extension of emergency regulations for subbag limits for vermilion rockfish, quillback rockfish, and copper rockfish.
(Amend Section 28.55, Title 14, CCR)
Motion and Vote 
21. Recreational fishing regulations for federal groundfish and associated species
Consider authorizing publication of notice of intent to amend (a) recreational regulations for federal groundfish for consistency with federal rules in 2023 and 2024, and (b) recreational seasons, bag and depth limits for associated species.
(Amend sections 27.20, 27.25, 27.30, 27.35, 27.40, 27.45, 27.50, 27.51, 28.26, 28.27, 28.28, 28.29, 28.47, 28.48, 28.49, 28.54, 28.55, 28.56, and 28.58, Title 14, CCR)
Motion and Vote 
22.Pending aquaculture lease amendment requests
 (A) Hog Island Oyster Company
Consider approving Department recommendation to authorize harvest of edible macroalgal species naturally recruited on aquaculture gear for state water bottom lease nos. M-430-10, M-430-11, M-430-12, and M-430-15 in Tomales Bay.
(Pursuant to Section 15400, Fish and Game Code)
Motion and Vote 
23. Low flow fishing restrictions due to drought conditions
Discuss and consider adopting a 90-day extension of emergency regulations for low flow inland sport fishing restrictions due to drought conditions.
(Amend subsections 7.40(b)(40)(A) and 8.00(a) and (b), Title 14, CCR) 
Motion and Vote 
24. Sport fishing regulation updates
Discuss proposed amendments to freshwater and ocean sport fishing regulations. (Amend sections 2.00, 2.25, 2.30, 5.00, 5.15, 5.41, 5.75, 5.79, 5.85, 5.87, 7.40, 7.50, 8.00, and 29.85, Title 14, CCR)
Motion and Vote 
25. Regulation change petitions     Motion and Vote
 (A)New petitions
Receive new petitions for regulation change.
(Pursuant to Section 662, Title 14, CCR)
Consideration of whether to grant, deny, or refer for additional review is expected to be scheduled for the August 17-18, 2022 meeting.
 (B)Previously received petitions
Consider whether to grant, deny, or refer for additional review, petitions for regulation change received at previous meetings. Any petitions granted today will be added to the Commission’s rulemaking calendar for development and future consideration.
(Pursuant to Section 662, Title 14, CCR)

I.    Petition 2021-015: Request to make shortfin corvina an official California game fish and change size limit to 15 inches
II.   Petition 2022-04: Request to revise boundaries of Vandenburg Vandenberg State Marine Reserve to allow some shore fishing
III.  Petition 2022-05: Request to change the way waterfowl reservations are drawn
IV.  Petition 2022-06: Request to rename the Casino Point State Marine Conservation Area to commemorate Dr. Bill Bushing 
26. Non-regulatory requests from previous meetings
Consider and potentially act on requests for non-regulatory action received from members of the public at previous meetings.
Motion and Vote 
27. Committee and Department reports
Receive updates on items of note since the previous Commission meeting from Commission committees and Department divisions. 
(A)    Marine Resources Committee
Motion and Vote 
(C)    Wildlife Resources Committee
Receive summary and consider approving recommendations from the May 19, 2022 committee meeting. Discuss referred topics and consider revisions to topics and timing.
Motion and Vote 
(D)    Department Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Department Ecosystem Conservation Division
(E)    Tribal Committee
Discuss referred topics and consider revisions to topics and timing. Consider approving draft agenda topics for the next committee meeting on August 16, 2022.
Motion and Vote 
28. Commission administrative items     Motion and Vote
(A)    
 Legislation and other agency regulations
(B)     Rulemaking timetable updates
(C)    
 Next meeting – August 17-18, 2022
(D)    
 Receive and discuss draft proposed meeting dates and locations for 2023
(E)    
 New business
Adjourn
EXECUTIVE SESSION

(Not Open to Public) 

At a convenient time during the regular agenda of the meeting listed above, the Commission will recess from the public portion of the agenda and conduct a closed session on the agenda items below. The Commission is authorized to discuss these matters in a closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 11126, subdivisions (a)(1), (c)(3), and (e)(1), and Fish and Game Code Section 309. After closed session, the Commission will reconvene in public session, which may include announcements about actions taken during closed session.
(A)Pending litigation to which the Commission is a Party
 I.Almond Alliance of California et al. v. California Fish and Game Commission and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (bumble bees California Endangered Species Act determination)
 II.The Ballona Wetlands Land Trust v. California Fish and Game Commission (Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve petition for regulation change)
 III.California Construction and Industrial Materials Association et al. v. California Fish and Game Commission (western Joshua tree California Endangered Species Act determination)
 IV.Albert Thomas Paulek v. California Fish and Game Commission (CEQA determination regarding Section 749.10, Title 14, CCR authorizing take of western Joshua tree under 2084)
 V.Albert Thomas Paulek v. California Fish and Game Commission (CEQA determination regarding Sections 749.11 and 749.12, Title 14, CCR authorizing take of western Joshua tree under section 2084)
 VI.Fall River Conservancy and California Trout v. California Fish and Game Commission and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CEQA determination regarding amendments to inland trout regulations)
(B)Possible litigation involving the Commission
(C)Staffing
(D)Deliberation and action on license and permit items