April 8-9, 2015 Meeting Documents

  1. Public Forum
    1.1 Summary of new petitions for regulatory change received by March 26 at 5:00 p.m., the comment deadline for the meeting binder (PDF)
    1.2 Summary of new new non-regulatory requests received by March 26 at 5:00 p.m., the comment deadline for the meeting binder (PDF)
    1.3 Email from Meyer Ranch, abalone sport fishing, 2/22/15 (PDF)
    1.4 Email from Eric Mills, roboducks, 2/7/15 (PDF)
    1.5 Email from William Toth, Feather River spring salmon, 2/18/15 (PDF)
    1.6 Email from Hazel Tove, ferrets, 3/18/15 (PDF)
    1.7 Email from George Madriaga, hedgehogs, 2/27/15 (PDF)
    1.8 Email from Jim Jackson, Inyo County sport fishing, 3/8/15 (PDF)
    1.9 Email from Ken Bates, commercial squid regulations, 3/25/15 (PDF)
    1.10 Email from William Anderson, shotgun cartridge limit on refuges, 3/3/15
    (PDF)
    1.11 Fax from Andy Brown, experimental market squid permits, 3/20/15 (PDF)
    1.12 Fax from Scott Rassmussen, experimental market squid permits, 3/20/15 (PDF)
    1.13 Fax from Keith Ringgenberg, possession of firearms for self defense while hunting, 2/19/15 (PDF)
    1.14 Fax from Randy Walker, possession of firearms for self defense while hunting, 2/19/15 (PDF)
    1.15 Letter from Ronald LaForce, Feather River salmon sport fishing, 3/23/15 (PDF)
    1.16 Letter from Department of Water Resources, predation on native fish in the Central Valley, 3/23/15 (PDF)
    1.17 Letter from Sonoma County Fish and Wildlife Commission, inland filleting of salmonids, 3/5/15 (PDF)
    1.18 Email from Jono Wilson, The Nature Conservancy, abalone fishery management plan, 2/18/15 (PDF)
    1.19 Email from Stephen Smith, Commission meetings, 3/25/15 (PDF)
    1.20 Email from Ken Bates, squid fishery management plan, 3/25/15 (PDF)
    1.21 Letter from Jim Brocket and James McCabe, rattlesnake permit, 1/30/15 (PDF)
    1.22 FYI - Sample letter regarding importation of bullfrogs (PDF)
    1.23 FYI - Email from Kim Blakely, bluefin tuna, 3/5/15 (PDF)
    1.24 FYI - Email from Harvey Sherback, Diablo Canyon Power Plant, 3/16/15 (PDF)
    1.25 FYI - Email from Kevin Medford, sport fishing in California, 3/1/15 (PDF)
    1.26 FYI - Email from Richard James, status of oyster lease clean-up, 3/7/15 (PDF)

  2. Tribal Committee
    • (A) Meeting summary
      • I. Receive recommendations
    • (B) Work plan development
      • I. Update on current work plan and timeline
      • II. Discuss and approve new topics

    Draft Commission Tribal Consultation Policy, March 2015 (PDF)
    Letter from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding tribal take in marine protected areas (MPAs) by Resighini Rancheria, 8/20/12 (PDF)
    Letter from the Pala Tribal Historical Preservation Office regarding tribal use of marine resources, 3/13/13 (PDF)
    Letter from the Smith River Rancheria to the California Department of Fish and Game regarding jurisdiction over coastal waters and marine resources, 3/21/12 (PDF)
    Letter from Sherwood Valley Rancheria regarding tribal use options for MPAs in the north coast study region, 1/27/11 (PDF)
    Letter from Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, regarding consultation about Reading Rock, 8/14/13 (PDF)
    Letter from Wishtoyo Foundation and Ventura Coastkeeper regarding the Chumash co-management proposal for Sequit State Marine Conservation Area, 5/5/09 (PDF)

  1. Receive public comment on the Commission’s draft tribal consultation policy
    Draft Commission Tribal Consultation Policy
  2. Marine Resources Committee
    • (A) Meeting summary
      • I. Receive recommendations
    • (B) Work plan development
      • I. Update on current work plan and timeline
      • II. Discuss and approve new topics

    March 4, 2015 Meeting Summary (PDF)
    Email and attachments from Diane Pleschner-Steele, California Wetfish Producers Assn., 2/12/15 (PDF)

  3. Receive update on timeline for Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan and rulemaking, and receive California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) recommendations for proposed regulations
    Preliminary Public Draft Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan (FMP), 11/20/14 (PDF)
    Department timeline for spiny lobster FMP and regulations, 3/4/15 (PDF)
    Department memorandum, 3/27/15 (PDF)
    Lobster Advisory Committee and Department recommendations: commercial lobster regulations, 2/20/15 (PDF)
    Lobster Advisory Committee and Department recommendations: recreational lobster regulations, 2/20/15 (PDF)
    Letter from Manny Gorgita, 3/12/15 (PDF)
  4. Update and action on pending marine-related regulatory and non-regulatory requests from 2014
    Pending marine-related regulatory requests referred in 2014 (PDF)
    Pending marine-related non-regulatory requests referred in 2014 (PDF)
  5. Adoption of proposed changes to sport fishing fillet requirements for tunas and bag and possession limits for Pacific bluefin tuna for consistency with federal rules in 2015-2016 (Sections 27.65 and 28.38, Title 14, CCR)
    Department memorandum, 01/13/15 (PDF)
    Notice, Initial Statement of Reasons, Proposed Regulatory Language
    Department memorandum, received 3/26/15 (PDF)
    Pre-adoption Statement of Reasons for Regulatory Action (PDF)
    Department presentation (PDF)
    Email from Kim Blakely, 3/5/15 (PDF)
  6. Adoption of proposed changes to Pacific halibut sport fishing regulations for consistency with federal rules in 2015 Section 28.20, Title 14, CCR)
    Department memorandum, dated 1/9/15 (PDF)
    Notice, Initial Statement of Reasons, Proposed Regulatory Language
    Department letter to National Marine Fisheries Service, 03/02/15 (PDF)
    Department memorandum, 03/20/15 (PDF)
    Pre-adoption Statement of Reasons (PDF)
    Department presentation (PDF)
    Letter from Humboldt Area Saltwater Anglers, 2/18/15 (PDF)
  7. Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend Dungeness crab and crab trap sport fishing regulations (Sections 29.80 and 29.85, Title 14, CCR)
    Department memorandum (PDF)
    Draft Initial Statement of Reasons for Regulatory Action (PDF)
    Report from the Dungeness Crab Task Force, 5/9/14 (PDF)
    Letter from Coastside Fishing Club, 5/2/14 (PDF)
    Email from Tom Mattusch, 11/24/14 (PDF)
    Department presentation (PDF)
  8. Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend commercial market squid light regulations and market squid logbooks(Section 149, and Appendix A, Title 14, CCR)
    Department memorandum (PDF)
    Draft Initial Statement of Reasons for Regulatory Action (PDF)
    Department presentation (PDF)
  9. Receive Department summary of proposed changes to marine protected area regulations to be included in proposed rulemaking scheduled for notice in August
    Department presentation (PDF)

CONSENT ITEMS
  1. Receive Neushul Mariculture, Inc.’s request to renew state water bottom lease M-654-03 for aquaculture
    Neushul Mariculture State Water Bottom Lease M-654-03, 2005 renewal and maps (PDF)
    Email from Neushul Mariculture requesting state water bottom lease renewal, 03/17/15 (PDF)
  2. Receive and approve request from Mr. Kenneth L. Bouchard to reinstate Sea Cucumber Diving Permit No. SCD066, pursuant to a settlement agreement with the Department
    Department letter denying Mr. Bouchard's request to renew his sea cucumber dive permit, 01/8/15 (PDF)
    Letter from Mr. Bouchard, 02/17/15 (PDF)
    Settlement Agreement between the Department and Mr. Bouchard, 3/16/15 (PDF)
  3. Receive and approve request from Ross Bailey of Relentless Seafood, LLC, to reinstate Salmon Vessel Permit No. SA1196 for F/V Restless (FG40871), pursuant to a settlement agreement with the Department
    Department letter denying request to renew salmon vessel permit SA1196, 01/14/15 (PDF)
    Letter from Mr. Bailey, 02/2/15 (PDF)
    Settlement Agreement between the Department and Relentless Seafood, 3/16/15 (PDF)
  4. Receive and approve request to transfer California halibut bottom trawl vessel permit on the F/V San Giovani from Giuseppe Pennisi to Ms. Billie E. Pennisi
    Department memorandum
  5. Receive and approve The Abalone Farm, Inc. revised kelp harvest plan to add mechanical harvest of kelp in administrative kelp beds 17 and 18 (pursuant to Subsection 165(a)(6), Title 14, CCR)
    Letter from Ray Fields, 3/20/15 (PDF)
    Department memorandum (PDF)

  1. Discuss and approve Point Reyes Oyster Company’s request to amend state water bottom leases #M-430-13, #M-430-14, and #M-430-17, for aquaculture of various algal species
    Letter from Point Reyes Oyster Co., 11/24/15 (PDF)
    Letter from Amy Trainer, West Marin Environmental Action Committee, 3/2/15 (PDF)
  2. Discussion of proposed changes to Central Valley river salmon sport fishing regulations (Subsections 7.50(b)(5), (b)(68) and (b)(156.5), Title 14, CCR)
    Notice, Initial Statement of Reasons, Proposed Regulatory Language, Economic Impact Assessment
    Letter from Robert Boucke, Johnson's Bait and Tackle, 03/09/15 (PDF)
  3. Announce results from Executive Session 
  4. Items of interest from previous meetings 
  5. Department informational items
  6. Other informational items
  7. Public Forum
    (See Documents for Item 1)
  8. Wildlife Resources Committee
    • (A) Work plan development   
      • I. Update on current work plan and timeline
      • II, Discuss and approve new topics
  9. Update and action on pending non-marine regulatory and non-regulatory requests from 2014
    Pending non-marine related regulatory requests referred in 2014 (PDF)
    Pending non-marine related non-regulatory requests referred in 2014 (PDF)
  10. Consideration of petition, Department’s report, and comments received on whether listing the Livermore tarplant (Deinandra bacigalupii) as a threatened or endangered species may be warranted (Pursuant to Section 2074.2, Fish and Game Code)
    Note:  If the Commission determines that listing may be warranted, a one year status review will commence before a final decision on listing is made.
    Petition, Department memorandum and initial evaluation report
  11. Adoption of proposed regulations regarding authorized methods of take for wildlife using lead ammunition – phasing out the use of lead ammunition (Add Section 251.1; amend subdivision heading and Sections 311, 353, 464, 465, 475, 485; repeal Section 355, Title 14, CCR)
  12. Adoption of proposed changes to mammal hunting regulations (Sections 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 364.1, 702, 708.5, 708.11, and 713, Title 14, CCR)
    Notice, Initial Statements of Reasons, Proposed Regulatory Language, Economic Impact Assessments
    Pre-adoption Statements of Reasons: Deer; Bighorn Sheep; Pronghorn Antelope; Elk; Big Game Tags, Deer Reporting & Fees
    Summary of Public Comments (PDF)
    Deer Data Supplement
    Antelope Data Supplement
    Bighorn Sheep Data Supplement
    Elk Data Supplement
  13. Update regarding proposed changes to bobcat trapping regulations (Pursuant to Section 4255, Fish and Game Code)
    Department memorandum (PDF)
    Sample letter from Project Coyote, 2/12/15 (PDF)
    Letter from Emilie Strauss, 3/22/15 (PDF)
    Letter from the Mono Lake Committee, 3/20/15 (PDF)
    Letter from Irl Everest, 3/9/15 (PDF)
    Letter from Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors, 3/17/15 (PDF)
    Letter from Senator Jim Nielsen and nine senate colleagues, 2/12/15 (PDF)
    Letter from Joshua Tree National Park, 3/10/15 (PDF)
  14. Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend upland game bird regulations (Sections 300 and 708.18, Title 14, CCR)
    Department memorandum (PDF)
    Draft Initial Statement of Reasons for Regulatory Action (PDF)
    Email from Frank Haider, 9/14/14 (PDF)
  15. Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend waterfowl regulations (Section 502, Title 14, CCR)
    Draft Initial Statement of Reasons for Regulatory Action (PDF)
  16. Discuss Commission’s draft native plant policy
    Draft Policy for California Native Plants (PDF)
    Assembly Concurrent Resolution 173 (PDF)

CONSENT ITEMS
  1. Receive the Department’s 90-day evaluation report on the petition to list tricolored blackbird as an endangered species (Pursuant to 2073.5, Fish and Game Code)
    Petition
    Department memorandum and evaluation report (PDF)
  2. Receive annual review of management plans for Camp Roberts, Camp Pendleton, and Fort Hunter Liggett for management of Fish and Wildlife on Military Lands (Pursuant to Section 640, Title 14, CCR)
    Department memorandum (PDF)
  3. Receive and approve initial Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Area plan 2015-2020 and license for:
    (Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)
  4. Receive and approve annual reports and 2015-2016 Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Area plans for:
    (Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)
    • (A) Alexander Ranch (Monterey County)
    • (B) Capistran Ranch (Mendocino County)
    • (C) De Francesco/Eaton Ranches (Merced County)   
    • (D) Eden Valley Ranch (Mendocino County)
    • (E) Gabilan Ranch (Monterey County)
    • (F) Hartnell Ranch (Monterey County)
    • (G) Lewis Ranch (San Benito County)
    • (H) Lone Ranch (San Benito County)
    • (I) Miller-Eriksen Ranch (Mendocino County)
    • (J) Peachtree Ranch (Monterey County)
    • (K) R-R Ranch (Mendocino County)
    • (L) Roostercomb Ranch (Stanislaus County)
    • (M) Santa Catalina Island (Los Angeles County)
    • (N) Shamrock Ranch (Mendocino County)
    • (O) Spring Valley Ranch (Mendocino County)

    Department memorandum (PDF)
    Proposed seasons, harvests and habitat improvements (PDF)

  5. Receipt and approve 5-Year Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Area plans 2015-2020 and licenses for:
    (Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)
    • (A) Carley Ranch (Mendocino County)
    • (B) Christensen Ranch (Mendocino County)
    • (C) Elk Creek Ranch (Mendocino County)
    • (D) Potter Valley Wildlife Management Area (Mendocino County)
    • (E) Sanhedrin Ranch (Mendocino County)
    • (F) Seven Springs Ranch (Mendocino County)
    • (G) Summer Camp Ranch (Mendocino County)
    Department memorandum (PDF)
    Proposed seasons, harvests and habitat improvements (PDF)

  1. Discussion and action on future meeting items