September 4-5, 2008 Meeting Agenda

Meeting of
September 4, 2008 (Thursday)
9:00 a.m.
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North Tahoe Conference Center*
8318 North Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach

ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

DISCUSSION ITEMS

NOTE : Items may be heard on either day and in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.

  1. PUBLIC FORUM– Any member of the public may address and/or ask questions of the Commission relating to the implementation of its policies or any other matter within the jurisdiction of the Commission. As a general rule, action cannot be taken on issues not listed on the agenda. Staff will normally be requested to follow up on such items at the discretion of the Commission. 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. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 632, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: MORRO BAY STATE MARINE RECREATIONAL MANAGEMENT AREA, ELKHORN SLOUGH STATE MARINE RESERVE AND DANA POINT STATE MARINE PARK. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for November 14, 2008, in Huntington Beach.)
  3. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO SUBSECTION 29.85(a)(2)(A), TITLE 14, CCR, RE: CRABS-OPEN SEASON.
  4. CONSIDERATION OF CERTIFICATION OF FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT, POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF FINDINGS AND PROPOSED PROJECT (OR ALTERNATIVE), AND FINAL ADOPTION OF SECTIONS 163 AND 164, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: COMMERCIAL HERRING FISHERY AND HARVESTING OF HERRING EGGS ON KELP.
  5. UPDATE ON FIRE STATUS IN THE MARBLE MOUNTAINS AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF EMERGENCY ACTION TO CLOSE THE MARBLE MOUNTAINS ROOSEVELT ELK HUNT FOR 2008 BECAUSE OF WILDFIRES.
  6. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING POTENTIAL FUNDING PROPOSALS SUBMITTED TO THE OCEAN PROTECTION COUNCIL.
  7. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME LEGISLATIVE REPORT UPDATE AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
  8. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    1. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR’S REPORT.
    2. UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
    3. UPDATE ON PACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL ISSUES.
    4. UPDATE ON GROUNDFISH HARVEST MONITORING AND EMERGENCY ACTION.
    5. UPDATE ON PREPARATION FOR 2009 MID-WINTER AND SUMMER WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AGENCIES PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES.
    6. OTHER.
  9. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    1. STAFF REPORTS.
    2. OTHER.
  10. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
    1. MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
    2. AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE.
  11. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  12. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  13. FURTHER CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF THE 2009 MEETING SCHEDULE.
  14. NEW BUSINESS.
  15. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.

CONSENT CALENDAR

  1. REQUESTS OF HAROLD MCPHERSON, JAMES C. SCHMERKER, JASON M. TINER, JIM A. BENDINGER, PATRICK N. CALLAHAN, AND TIMOTHY D. COPELIN FOR REINSTATEMENT OF THEIR EXPIRED TRAPPING PERMITS.
  2. RECEIPT OF CALIFORNIA RECREATIONAL FISHERIES SURVEY (CRFS) ANNUAL REPORT.
  3. RECEIPT OF ANNUAL STATUS OF THE FISHERIES REPORT.
  4. REQUEST TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 27.20 ET AL, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: 2009-2010 RECREATIONAL GROUNDFISH FISHING. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for October 3, 2008, in Santa Rosa.)
  5. REQUEST TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO REPEAL SECTION 241 AND AMEND SECTION 245, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: AQUACULTURE DISEASE CONTROL REGULATIONS. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for October 3, 2008, in Santa Rosa.)
  6. REQUEST TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 243, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: TAKE OF WILD BROODSTOCK FOR AQUACULTURE PURPOSES. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for October 3, 2008, in Santa Rosa.)
  7. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA LICENSE (2008-2013) AND 2008-2009 MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR DIAMOND C OUTFITTERS, HUMBOLDT COUNTY.
  8. APPROVAL OF PLM MODIFICATION FOR TEJON RANCH, KERN COUNTY.

OTHER

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.


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:

  1. PENDING LITIGATION TO WHICH THE COMMISSION IS A PARTY:
    1. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: TIGER SALAMANDER.
    2. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
    3. LINDY O’LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
    4. NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: CALIFORNIA CONDORS EXPOSURE TO LEAD AMMUNITION.
    5. ROBERT LARRY EDER , JUSTIN WESLEY YAGER AND BYRAN D. RANDALL vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMITS.
    6. COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE DELTA, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SPORTFISH REGULATIONS AND TAKE OF LISTED SPECIES.
    7. JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
    8. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: AMERICAN PIKA.
  2. POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
  3. STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION.
  4. RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS AND ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS:


Meeting of
September 5, 2008 (Friday)
8:30 a.m.

North Tahoe Conference Center*
8318 North Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach

DISCUSSION ITEMS

  1. JOINT MEETING WITH NEVADA BOARD OF WILDLIFE COMMISSIONERS
    1. AGENCY OVERVIEWS - CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME AND NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE

      Agency Directors will provide an overview of their respective agencies.

    2. TAHOE BEAR MANAGEMENT - CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME AND NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE

      A report will be presented on the status of the interstate bear population, current management practices and plans.

    3. INTERSTATE MULE DEER MANAGEMENT - CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME AND NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE

      A report on the status of the various interstate herds, current management practices, and management plans.

    4. ALIEN SPECIES ISSUES MANAGEMENT - CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME AND NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE

      A report will be presented on the status of alien species issues and management (Quagga mussel, New Zealand mud snail, and Barramundi).

    5. SAGE GROUSE MANAGEMENT - CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME AND NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE

      A report will be presented on the status of sage grouse management in Nevada and California , petitions for listing under the Endangered Species Act, and the various conservation planning efforts initiated for populations inhabiting California/Nevada state line areas.

    6. LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) ON SHARED JURISDICTION - CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME AND NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE

      A report will be presented on the status of the Law Enforcement Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on shared Law Enforcement jurisdiction.

    7. EMERGING ISSUES/LESSONS LEARNED; I.E., LAKE DAVIS NORTHERN PIKE ERADICATION, ALEUTIAN GOOSE RECOVERY PROGRAM, ETC. - CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME AND NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE

       A report will be presented on the emerging issues affecting California and Nevada .

    8. NEVADA HUNTER SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND EFFECT ON CALIFORNIA HUNTERS- CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME AND NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE

      A report will be presented on the status of hunter education programs and requirements for each state.


*These facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact California Relay Service at 1 (800) 735-2929 (TT) or 1 (800) 735-2922 (Voice) and ask them to contact the California Fish and Game Commission at (916) 653-4899.

** The Commission may break for lunch at approximately 12:00 noon.

NOTE: The public is encouraged to comment on any item on the agenda. In order for the Commission to adequately consider public comments, the public is requested to submit written comments no later than ten days prior to the meeting. Written comments received fewer than ten days preceding the meeting will be submitted to the Commission at the meeting; however, Commission staff is unable to deliver material received one day before and on the day of the meeting to the Commissioners when the meeting is not in Sacramento. Please send your comments to be received no later than two days before the meeting.

If you decide to speak at the Commission meeting, please begin by giving your name and affiliation (if any) and the number of people represented by your organization. Then tell the Commission your concerns in five minutes or less. Time allotted for each agenda item depends upon the number of speakers for each item and the length of the agenda. The Commission is interested in your views; don't worry about how to say them. If several people have spoken, try not to be repetitious. If there are several with the same concerns, please try to appoint a spokesperson. The Commission is particularly interested in the specific reasons you are for or against a proposal because the Commission's decision needs to be based on specific reasons.

If you would like to present handouts/written material to the Commission at the meeting, please provide eight (8) copies.