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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

Meeting of
March 6, 2013
8:30 a.m.

Mt. Shasta Hatchery Museum
#3 North Old Stage Road
Mount Shasta, CA
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AGENDA 


ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO 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. 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.
2. COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
  1.      MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE
  2.      LEAD COMMITTEE
  3.      WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMITTEE
3.
DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATIONS (SECTIONS 354, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, AND 708.9. TITLE 14, CCR)
Note: The final decision will be considered at the April Meeting.
4. DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO KLAMATH-TRINITY SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS (SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR)
Note: The final decision will be considered at the April meeting.
5. OCEAN SALMON SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS FOR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

(A)DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO REGULATIONS FOR APRIL 2013 (SUBSECTION 27.80(c), TITLE 14, CCR)
Note: The final decision will be considered at the April meeting.

(B)DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO REGULATIONS FOR MAY TO NOVEMBER 2013 (SUBSECTION 27.80(d), TITLE 14, CCR)
Note: The final decision will be considered at the April meeting.
6. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION 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)
7. FALCONRY REGULATIONS FOR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

(A)CONSIDERATION OF CERTIFICATION OF FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT

(B)DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES (SECTION 670, TITLE 14, CCR)
8.CONSIDERATION OF PETITION, DEPARTMENT’S REPORT, AND COMMENTS RECEIVED ON WHETHER LISTING CLEAR LAKE HITCH (Lavinia exilicauda chi) AS A THREATENED 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.
CONSENT ITEMS
9.
RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT’S 90 DAY EVALUATION REPORT ON PETITION TO LIST THE NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL (Strix occidentalis caurina) AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES (FISH AND GAME CODE SECTION 2073.5)  
Note: The Commission’s decision on whether listing may or may not be warranted will be considered at the April meeting.
10. RECEIPT OF THE JOHN MUIR PROJECT OF EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE AND THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY’S STATUS REVIEW ON THE BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER (Picoides arcticus) (SECTION 670.1(h), TITLE 14, CCR)
Note: This independent report will be considered at a future meeting.
11.
COMMISSION STAFF REPORT FOR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

(A)
RECOMMENDATIONS ON ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM PRIOR MEETINGS

(B)
DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS REGARDING MEETING AND BUSINESS PROCEDURES PURSUANT TO AB 2609

(C)
PREVIEW OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
12.
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)
MARINE

(E)
UPDATE ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO ABALONE REGULATIONS FOR CATCH REDUCTION

(F)
REPORT ON STATUS OF UPPER TRINITY RIVER TROUT POPULATIONS

(G)
OTHER
13.
OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

(A)
LEGAL COUNSEL

(B)
FEDERAL AGENCIES
14.
POSSIBLE DIRECTION ON LEGISLATIVE MATTERS
15.
COMMISSION STAFF REPORT FOR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION

(A)
PROPOSED CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY PURSUANT TO AB 2609
16.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION
17.
POSSIBLE ACTION ON NEW BUSINESS, COMMISSION FOLLOW-UP AND STAFF DIRECTION
18.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS
2013 FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
MEETING SCHEDULE
www.fgc.ca.gov



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.)

Sacramento
August 7 (Wed.)
August 8 (Thurs.)

San Luis Obispo
September 4 (Wed.)
September 5 (Thurs.)

Yreka
Medford, OR Joint meeting with Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

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.

VI.
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY AND EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE vs. FISH AND GAME COMMISSION ADOPTING EMERGENCY REGULATION TO AUTHORIZE INCIDENTAL TAKE OF THE BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER DURING CANDIDACY PERIOD.
B. POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
C. STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION.
D. RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS.