August 6, 2014 Meeting Documents

    1. REMAINING BUSINESS FROM PREVIOUSLY ADJOURNED MEETING:  DISCUSSION OF COMMISSION’S POLICY ON SALMON
      Commission's Salmon Policy (PDF)
      California Hatchery Review Report, June 2012 (PDF)
      Hatchery Workshop Materials
      Email from Charles Bucaria, March 2014
      Email, letter and resolution from Northern California Council, Federation of Fly Fishers, including hatchery comments from Peter B. Moyle and Smith River anadromous fish action plan, 3/14/14 (PDF)
      Letter from California Fly Fishers Unlimited, 5/5/14 (PDF)
      Letter from Assembly Member Ken Cooley, 7/2/14 (PDF)
    2. POSSIBLE RATIFICATION OF COMMISSION’S FINDINGS ON THE PETITION TO LIST THE GRAY WOLF (Canis lupus) AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES (PURSUANT TO SECTION 2075.5, FISH AND GAME CODE)
      (Agenda item #2 -- gray wolf -- will be deferred to the October 8 Commission meeting)
      Letter from Kathy DeForest, 6/7/14 (PDF)
      Letter from Senate Republican Caucus Whip Jim Nielsen, 6/17/14 (PDF)
      Letter from California Wolf Center, et al., 6/18/14 (PDF)
      Letter from Senator Ted Gaines, 7/16/14 (PDF)
    3. POSSIBLE RATIFICATION OF COMMISSION’S FINDINGS ON THE PETITION TO LIST THE WHITE SHARK (Carcharodon carcharias)AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES (PURSUANT TO SECTION 2075.5, FISH AND GAME CODE)
      Department memorandum and draft findings (PDF)
      Letter from Senator Ted Gaines, 7/16/14 (PDF)
    4. DECISION ON WHETHER TO LIST CLEAR LAKE HITCH (Lavinia exilicauda chi) AS A THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES (PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 2075 and 2075.5, FISH AND GAME CODE) Note: Findings will be adopted at a future meeting.
      Petition (PDF)
      Department Status Review Report (PDF)
    5. Department Presentation (PDF)
      Letter from Center for Biological Diversity, 5/29/14 (PDF)
      Email from Sunny Franson, 722/14 (PDF)
      Letter from Sarah Ryan, Big Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, 7/24/14 (PDF)
    6. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO UPLAND GAME BIRD REGULATIONS (SECTION 300, TITLE 14, CCR)
      Department memorandum and Pre-Adoption Statement of Reasons (PDF)
      Notice, Initial Statement of Reasons, Proposed Regulatory Language
      Final Environmental Document (PDF)
    7. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO WATERFOWL REGULATIONS (SECTION 502, TITLE 14, CCR)
      Notice, Initial Statement of Reasons, Proposed Regulatory Language
      Letter from John Anderson, dated 5/1/2014 (PDF)
      Final Environmental Document (PDF)
    8. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO COMMERCIAL HERRING REGULATIONS (SECTIONS 163 AND 164, TITLE 14, CCR)
      Notice, Initial Statement of Reasons, Proposed Regulatory Language
      Letter from Ken Bates, dated 7/8/14 (PDF)
      Letter from Steven Kramer, dated 7/12/14 (PDF)
      Final Supplemental Environmental Document (PDF)
      Department memorandum and Pre-adoption Statement of Reasons (PDF)
      Department presentation (PDF)
    9. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SPORT FISH REGULATIONS FOR 2015 (SECTIONS 1.45, ET AL., TITLE 14, CCR)
      Draft Initial Statement of Reasons (PDF)
      Draft Economic Impact Assessment (PDF)
      Department presentation (PDF)
    10. POSSIBLE EMERGENCY ACTION TO CLOSE FISHING IN THE MERCED RIVER TO PROTECT STEELHEAD DUE TO DROUGHT (SUBSECTION 7.50(b)(118), TITLE 14 CCR)
      Draft Emergency Statement (PDF)
      Department presentation (PDF)
    11. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING OFFERING INDUCEMENTS FOR HUNTING CONTESTS
    12. POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF EMERGENCY REGULATION TO ADD TRICOLORED BLACKBIRD (Agelaius tricolor) TO THE LIST OF ENDANGERED SPECIES (PURSUANT TO SECTION 2076.5, FISH AND GAME CODE)
      Letter from Center for Biological Diversity, dated 7/24/14 (PDF)
      Letter from Dan Airola, dated 7/24/14 (PDF)
      Letter from Liz Cook, dated 7/24/2014(PDF)
      Letter from Margaret L. Rhyne, Poppy Reserve Interpretive Association, dated 7/24/14

    CONSENT ITEMS

    1. RECEIPT OF REVISED CENTRAL COAST MARINE PROTECTED AREAS MONITORING PLAN AND ADOPTION AS AN APPENDIX TO THE DRAFT MASTER PLAN FOR MARINE PROTECTED AREAS
      Memorandum regarding revised Central Coast Marine Protected Areas Monitoring Plan (PDF)
      Central Coast Marine Protected Areas Monitoring Plan (PDF)
    2. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND RECREATIONAL GROUNDFISH REGULATIONS FOR 2015-2016 FOR CONSISTENCY WITH FEDERAL RULES (SECTIONS 1.91, ET AL., TITLE 14, CCR)
      Draft Initial Statement of Reasons (PDF)
      Draft Economic Impact Assessment (PDF)
    3. POSSIBLE DISCUSSION AND ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE USE OF TIGER SALAMANDER AS BAIT (SECTIONS 200.12, 200.29, AND 200.31, TITLE 14, CCR)
      Notice, Initial Statement of Reasons, Proposed Regulatory Language
      Pre-adoption Statement of Reasons (PDF)
    4. POSSIBLE DISCUSSION AND ADOPTION OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL HAGFISH (ADD SECTION 180.6, TITLE 14, CCR)
      Notice, Initial Statement of Reasons, Proposed Regulatory Language
      Pre-adoption Statement of Reasons (PDF)
    5. POSSIBLE DISCUSSION AND ADOPTION OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS FOR THE TAKE OF RARE PLANTS (ADD SECTION 786.9, TITLE 14, CCR)
      Notice, Initial Statement of Reasons, Proposed Regulatory Language
      Pre-adoption Statement of Reasons (PDF)
      Letter from Center for Biological Diversity, dated 7/24/14 (PDF)
      Letter from California Native Plant Society, dated 7/24/14 (PDF)
    6. APPROVAL OF REQUEST BY THE CULTURED ABALONE, INC., FOR THE COMMISSION TO TRANSFER THE COMPANY'S KELP BED LEASES 26 AND 208 TO THE LESSEE'S LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION, THE CULTURED ABALONE FARM, LLC
      Request (PDF)
    7. RECEIPT OF PETITION FROM THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY TO LIST THE FLAT-TAILED HORNED LIZARD (Phrynosoma mcallii) AS ENDANGERED UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
      Petition (PDF)
    8. APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORTS AND 2014-15 PRIVATE LANDS WILDLIFE HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND MANAGEMENT (PLM) AREA PLANS FOR:
      • (A) ABERNATHY RANCH (SHASTA)
      • (B) BARDIN RANCH (MONTEREY)
      • (C) BASIN VIEW RANCH (MODOC)
      • (D) DESERET FARMS – BALLARD UNIT (BUTTE)
      • (E) DESERET FARMS – WILSON UNIT (BUTTE)
      • (F) HATHAWAY OAK RUN RANCH (SHASTA)
      • (G) LITTLE DRY CREEK RANCH (TEHAMA)
      • (H) M&T CHICO RANCH (BUTTE)
      • (I) MENDIBOURE RANCH (LASSEN)
      • (J) PBM FARMS (SISKIYOU)
      • (K) R-R RANCH (MENDOCINO)
      • (L) ROARING RIVER RANCH (SHASTA)
      • (M) SPURLOCK RANCH (GLENN)
      • (N) SUGARLOAF-BANGOR RANCH (YUBA)
      Department memo and Proposed Seasons, Harvests and Habitat Improvements (PDF)
    9. APPROVAL OF 5-YEAR WILDLIFE HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND MANAGEMENT (PLM) AREA PLANS AND LICENSES FOR:
      • (A) CLARKS VALLEY RANCH (LASSEN)
      • (B) FIVE DOT RANCH – AVILA UNIT (LASSEN)
      • (C) ORDWAY RANCH (CALAVERAS)
      • (D) RED ROCK RANCH (LASSEN)
      • (E) SOPER-WHEELER (BUTTE)
      Department memo and Proposed Seasons, Harvests and Habitat Improvements (PDF)
    10. APPROVAL OF INITIAL WILDLIFE HABITATAT ENHANCEMENT AND MANAGEMENT (PLM) AREA PLANS AND LICENSES FOR:
      • (A) BIRD HAVEN RANCH (GLENN)
      • (B) DUNCAN CREEK RANCH (SHASTA)
      • (C) HEARST RANCH (SAN LUIS OBISPO)
      Department memo and Proposed Seasons, Harvests and Habitat Improvements (PDF)
    11. APPROVAL OF CORRECTIONS TO AUTHORIZED SPECIES AND HARVEST DATES FOR PREVIOUSLY APPROVED PLM AREA PLANS FOR:
      • (A) BIG MORONGO SPRINGS RANCH (SAN BERNARDINO)
      • (B) CHIMNEY ROCK RANCH (SAN LUIS OBISPO)
      Department memo and corrected harvests and quotas for Big Morongo Springs Ranch and Chimney Rock Ranch (PDF)
    12. CORRECTION TO CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE’S CALIFORNIA DUCK STAMP PROJECTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015
      Department Memorandum (PDF)
      Corrected Summary of Department Recommended Duck Stamp Projects (PDF)

    1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION
    2. COMMISSION STAFF REPORT FOR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION
    3. DEPARTMENT INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
    4. OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
      • (A) LEGAL COUNSEL
      • (B) FEDERAL AGENCIES
    5. COMMISSION RECOGNITION OF NEWLY INDUCTED MEMBERS TO CALIFORNIA WATERFOWLER'S HALL OF FAME
    6. PRESENTATION ON THE HISTORY OF LEAD AMMUNITION CONCERNS
    7. PUBLIC FORUM
      New requests for regulatory action for receipt a the August 6, 2014 business meeting (PDF)
      New requests for non-regulatory action for receipt at the August 6, 2014 business meeting
      Exhibits 30.3 -- 30.27 are all written requests received by deadline and summarized in exhibits 1 and 2 above
      Exhibits 30.28 -- 30.36 are all written informational-only items received by deadline; these items are not reflected in exhibits 1 or 2 and staff will not take any action on them unless specifically requested by the Fish and Game Commission
      Exhibit 30.3 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.4 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.5 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.6 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.7 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.8 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.9 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.10 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.11 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.12 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.13 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.14 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.15 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.16 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.17 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.18 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.19 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.20 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.21 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.22 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.23 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.24 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.25 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.26 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.27 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.28 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.29 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.30 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.31 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.32 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.33 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.34 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.35 (PDF)
      Exhibit 30.36 (PDF)