December 11-12, 2008 Meeting Agenda

Meeting of
December 11, 2008 (Thursday)
12:00 p.m.
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Resources Building
Auditorium
*
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento

The meeting will begin at 12:00 p.m. and the Commission will immediately go into Executive Session. The Public Forum is anticipated to begin at 1:30 p.m.

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. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME LEGISLATIVE REPORT UPDATE AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
  3. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    1. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR’S REPORT.
    2. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DRAFT REPORT ON POSSIBLE MODIFICATIONS TO DESIGNATED CATEGORIES OF VARIOUS VIOLATIONS.
    3. UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
    4. UPDATE ON THE DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS REGARDING THE AQUACULTURE PROGRAM.
    5. UPDATE ON AUTOMATED LICENSE DATA SYSTEM AND ONLINE LICENSING.
    6. UPDATE ON HAGFISH FISHERY AND THE EXPERIMENTAL GEAR PERMIT PROCESS.
    7. UPDATE ON HALIBUT TRAWL GEAR.
    8. OTHER.
  4. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  5. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
    1. MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
    2. AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE.
  6. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  7. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  8. NEW BUSINESS.


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
December 12, 2008 (Friday)
8:30 a.m.

Resources Building
Auditorium
*
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento

DISCUSSION ITEMS

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

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.
  2. UPDATE AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON PACIFIC FISHER PETITION FINDINGS AS RELATED TO THE NOVEMBER 6, 2008, CORRESPONDENCE FROM PETITIONERS.
  3. INFORMATIONAL UPDATE ON NORTH CENTRAL COAST MARINE PROTECTED AREAS (MPA). (Note: The adoption hearing is anticipated for March 6, 2009, in Monterey.)
  4. PURSUANT TO FISH AND GAME CODE SECTIONS 2075 AND 2075.5, CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE PETITION AND THE DEPARTMENT’S ONE YEAR STATUS REPORT/RECOMMENDATION ON THE PETITION TO DELIST THE AMERICAN PEREGRINE FALCON (Falco peregrinus anatum), AND ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS.
  5. DISCUSSION OF 2009 REGULATORY CALENDAR AND POSSIBLE REGULATORY PROPOSALS.
  6. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 300, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: EARLY SPRING APPRENTICE TURKEY HUNT.
  7. CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENT OF THE COMMISSION’S POLICY ON WILD TROUT WATERS TO ADD LONG LAKE (PLUMAS COUNTY) AND UPPER PIRU (VENTURA COUNTY).
  8. CONSIDERATION OF DEPARTMENT ANNUAL RECOMMENDATION FOR CEILINGS ON RESERVOIR ACCESS FEES ALLOWED BY THE COMMISSION’S POLICY ON “STOCKING FISH IN WATERS WHERE ANGLERS PAY ACCESS FEES.”

CONSENT CALENDAR

  1. REQUESTS OF MARK JOHNSON AND DEAN WEBSTER FOR REINSTATEMENT OF THEIR EXPIRED TRAPPING PERMITS.
  2. REQUEST OF DAN YOAKUM FOR AMENDMENT TO CONDITION A-4 OF THE SPECIAL CONDITIONS SECTION OF THE EXPERIMENTAL GEAR PERMIT X-1865 DATED DECEMBER 16, 2007.
  3. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT REPORT TO THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION AND LEGISLATURE ON THE ANNUAL ACCOUNTING OF THE DEPOSITS INTO AND EXPENDITURES FROM THE FISH AND GAME PRESERVATION FUND, AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 8589.7, FISH AND GAME CODE.

OTHER

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.

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** 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.