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Commissioners
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Governor

Sonke Mastrup, Executive Director
Jim Kellogg, President
Discovery Bay
Michael Sutton, Vice President
Monterey
Richard Rogers, Member
Santa Barbara
Vacant, Member

 



Fish and Game Commission

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1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320
Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
(916) 653-4899
(916) 653-5040 Fax

www.fgc.ca.gov

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FIELD TRIP:
The Institute for Wildlife Studies will be holding a shooting demonstration comparing lead and non-lead rifle ammunition for the Lead Committee of the California Fish and Game Commission and the general public. The event will be held at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center, located at 15501 Meiss Road, Sloughhouse, CA, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The general public is invited to attend, but will have to provide its own transportation. Demonstrations and a discussion of non-lead bullet performance will take place from 8:45 to 9:45 am. Afterwards, the general public will be invited to try out non-lead ammunition (10 rounds of available calibers, free of charge) in their personal rifles and learn more about impacts of lead ammunition on wildlife health. For more information on this topic please visit
huntingwithnonlead.org.

Meeting of
February 6, 2013 (Wednesday)
8:30 a.m.

Resources Building
First Floor Auditorium

1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento


AGENDA


ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


Note: Items may be heard in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President. Also see important information about Commission procedures at the end of the agenda.
1. (A)

 ELECTION OF PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

 President Nomination and  Vote
 Vice President Nomination and  Vote
(B)  COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
  1.  MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE
  2.  LEAD COMMITTEE
  3.  WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMITTEE
2.
 PUBLIC FORUM– Any member of the public may address the Commission regarding the implementation of its policies or any other matter within the jurisdiction of the Commission. The issue to be discussed should not be related to any item on the current agenda. As a general rule, action cannot be taken on issues not listed on the agenda. At the discretion of the Commission, staff may be requested to follow up on such items. Submittal of written comments is encouraged to ensure that all comments will be included in the record before the Commission. Please be prepared to summarize your comments to the time allocated by the President.
 
 Motion and Vote
3.  DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO LOBSTER REPORT CARD PERIOD AND FEES AND OTHER SPORT FISHING REPORT CARD REQUIREMENTS (SECTIONS 1.74 and 701, TITLE 14, CCR)
Note: The final decision will be considered at the March meeting
4.
 DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO FALCONRY REGULATIONS (SECTION 670, TITLE 14, CCR)
Note: The final decision will be considered at the April meeting
5. (A)
 DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO OCEAN SALMON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS FOR APRIL, 2013 (SUBSECTION 27.80(c), TITLE 14, CCR)
Note: The final decision will be considered at the March meeting
(B)  DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO OCEAN SALMON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS FOR MAY TO NOVEMBER, 2013 (SUBSECTION 27.80(d), TITLE 14, CCR)
Note: Another discussion will happen at the March meeting and the final decision will be considered at the April meeting
6.

 MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE – RECEIPT OF RECOMMENDATION ON PROPOSED LIMITED FISHERY FOR RED ABALONE AT SAN MIGUEL ISLAND

 Motion and Vote
 Motion and Vote
 CONSENT ITEMS    Motion and Vote
7. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND KLAMATH-TRINITY SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS (SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR)
8. ANNUAL HUNTING REQUESTS BY CAMP ROBERTS, CAMP PENDLETON, AND FORT HUNTER LIGGETT FOR MANAGEMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE ON MILITARY LANDS
9. APPROVAL OF REQUEST BY MR. SAMUEL GITCHEL TO REINSTATE THE SALMON VESSEL PERMIT FOR F/V SLOW MOTION
10. APPROVAL OF REQUEST BY MR. BRADFORD C. FLOYD TO REINSTATE THE TRANSFERABLE DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMIT FOR F/V RONNIE B
11. APPROVAL OF REQUEST BY MR. LARRY R. BALLEW TO REINSTATE THE TRANSFERABLE DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMIT FOR F/V SILVER BULLET
12.

 CONSIDERATION OF PETITION, DEPARTMENT’S REPORT, AND COMMENTS RECEIVED ON WHETHER LISTING THE WHITE SHARK AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES MAY BE WARRANTED. (FISH AND GAME CODE SECTION 2074.2).
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

13.  COMMISSION STAFF REPORT FOR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION
(A)  RECOMMENDATIONS ON ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM PRIOR MEETINGS
(B)  PREVIEW OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
14.  DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
(A)  DIRECTOR’S REPORT
(B)  WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES DIVISION AND ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION DIVISION
(C)  LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
(D)  UPDATE ON COYOTE PROBLEM IN HUNTINGTON BEACH
(E)  UPDATE ON RANCHO MIRAGE TRAIL IN MAGNESIA SPRING ECOLOGICAL RESERVE (SUBSECTION 630(b)(73), TITLE 14, CCR)
(F)  MARINE
(G) OTHER
15.  OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
(A) LEGAL COUNSEL
(B)  FEDERAL AGENCIES
16.  POSSIBLE DIRECTION ON LEGISLATIVE MATTERS
17.  COMMISSION POLICIES/REGULATIONS FOR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION
(A)  POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF CODE OF CONDUCT
(B)  DISCUSSION OF BUSINESS/MEETING PROCEDURES
18.  ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION
19.  POSSIBLE ACTION ON NEW BUSINESS, COMMISSION FOLLOW-UP AND STAFF DIRECTION
20.  ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS
2013 FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
MEETING SCHEDULE
www.fgc.ca.gov



March 6 (Wed.)

Mt. Shasta Hatchery Museum
#3 North Old Stage Road
Mount Shasta
April 17 (Wed.)
April 18 (Thurs.)

Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa
2777 Fourth Street
Santa Rosa
May 22 (Wed.)
May 23 (Thurs.)

Los Angeles
June 26 (Wed)
June 27 (Thurs.)

Truckee
August 7 (Wed.)
August 8 (Thurs.)
Long Beach
September 4 (Wed.)
September 5 (Thurs.)
Sacramento
October 2 (Wed.
October 3 (Thurs.)
Ventura
November 6 (Wed.)
November 7 (Thurs.)
Santa Barbara
December 11 (Wed.)
December 12 (Thurs.)
San Diego

Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting, March 6-11, Tacoma, WA
Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting, April 6-11, Portland, OR
Pacific Flyway Meeting, March 26, Arlington, VA
Summer WAFWA Meeting, July 19-24, Omaha, NE


EXECUTIVE SESSION
(NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC)

PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 11126(a)(1) 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. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
II. JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
III. KERN COUNTY WATER AGENCY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME, DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES RE: STATE WATER PROJECT AND CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.
IV. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME RE: PACIFIC FISHER.
V. UNITED ANGLERS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; COASTSIDE FISHING CLUB; AND ROBERT C. FLETCHER vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SOUTH COAST STUDY REGION AND NORTH CENTRAL COAST STUDY REGION MARINE PROTECTED AREAS UNDER THE MARINE PROTECTION ACT.
B. POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
C. STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION.
D. RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS.
I. MR. GARY FARLEY - DENIAL OF 2012-2013 GUIDE LICENSE
II. MR. KERRY GRIFFITH - DENIAL OF 2012-2013 GUIDE LICENSE.


IMPORTANT COMMISSION MEETING INFORMATION

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES. These facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities.
  1. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the California Fish and Game Commission at (916) 653-4899.
  2. For persons with a hearing or speech disability, please contact the California Relay Service at 1-800-735-2929 (TTY) or 1-800-735-2922 (voice) and request they contact the California Fish and Game Commission.

SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN MATERIALS. The public is encouraged to comment on any item on the agenda. To allow the Commission to consider written comments prior to the meeting, please submit them no later than ten (10) days prior to the meeting. You may submit your comments by one of the following methods (only one is necessary): E-mail to fgc@fgc.ca.gov, Fax to (916) 653-5040, or U.S. mail to Fish and Game Commission, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Written comments received at the Commission office by January 27, 2013 (ten days before a meeting) will be submitted to the Commission at the meeting.

Written comments received at the Commission office after 12:00 p.m. on February 5,
2013 (by noon one business day before a meeting in Sacramento) will not be delivered to the meeting. These late comments will be included in the materials the Commission receives for the following meeting only if the subject matter will be on that agenda.


SPEAKING AT THE MEETING. If you wish to speak on an agenda item, please fill out a "Speaker Card" and give it to the designated staff member before the agenda item is heard. Cards will be available near the entrance of the meeting room.
  1. Speakers will be called in groups, so please line up behind the podium when your name is called.
  2. Please begin by giving your name and affiliation (if any) and the number of people your represent.
  3. Each speaker typically has three minutes to speak to the Commission. However, the time allotted for each agenda item may be adjusted by the Commission, which may decrease the time each speaker receives.
  4. If there are several speakers with the same concerns, please try to appoint a spokesperson and avoid repetitive testimony.
  5. If speaking about a specific proposal, the Commission is particularly interested in the reasons you are speaking about that proposal and any recommendations you have for how it can be improved.
  6. If you would like to present handouts/written material to the Commission at the meeting, please provide eleven (11) copies to the designated staff member just prior to speaking.

WHEN WILL MY AGENDA ITEM BE HEARD? The Commission begins each session at the time listed on the Meeting Notice and generally considers each agenda item in the sequence listed, except in extraordinary circumstances.

VISUAL PRESENTATIONS/MATERIALS. PowerPoint presentations must be provided on a USB flash drive, flash memory card, DVD or CD.
  1. All electronic formats must be Windows PC compatible.
  2. Files created on a Mac are not supported.
  3. It is recommended that a hard copy of any electronic presentation be submitted in case of technical difficulties.
  4. A data projector, laptop and presentation mouse will be available.

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