March 4, 2015 Marine Resources Committee Meeting Documents

  1. Public forum
  2. Agency updates
    Sample letter from Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) to federally-recognized tribes regarding marine protected area efforts, dated Feb 2, 2015 (PDF)
    Department press release on CalTIP, dated Feb 19, 2015 (PDF)
  3. Update on Red Abalone Fishery Management Plan
    Department's Abalone Fishery Management Plan timeline (PDF)
    Letter from Rocky Daniels, received Jan 23, 2015 (PDF)
  4. Update on Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan and possible endorsement of proposed implementing regulations
    Department Memo, received Feb 24, 2015 (PDF)
    Department Lobster Fishery Management Plan timeline, dated Feb 20, 2015 (PDF)
    Preliminary Public Draft Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan, dated Nov 20, 2014 (PDF)
    Lobster Advisory Committee and Department recommendations: recreational lobster regulations, dated Feb 20, 2015 (PDF)
    Lobster Advisory Committee and Department recommendations: commercial lobster regulations, dated Feb 20, 2015 (PDF)
    Letter from Manuel Gorgita, received Dec 23, 2014 (PDF)
    Email from Wayne Campbell, received Feb 19, 2015 (PDF)
  5. Identify and discuss possible amendments to ocean sport fishing regulations for 2016 season (Sections 27.00, et al., Title 14, CCR)
    Requests to the Commission for ocean sport fishing regulatory changes (Mar 2014 – Feb 2015) (PDF)
  6. Presentation by California Sportfishing League on enhancing participation in ocean sport fishing
    Email from George Osborn for California Sportfishing League, received Feb 19, 2015 (PDF)
  7. Presentation and discussion of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service request to consider special closures for seabird and marine mammal protection along the central coast
    Letter from Gerry McChesney, USFWS, dated Jul 23, 2014 (PDF)
    USFWS presentation – proposal for special closures in Central California (PDF)
    USFWS table of potential special closure sites and data, received Feb 23, 2015 (PDF)
  8. Review of regulations for issuing experimental squid fishing permits under Section 149.3, Title 14, CCR
  9. California’s fishing communities:  Initial discussion of challenges and opportunities
    Email from Diane Pleschner-Steele, CWPA, to Commissioner Baylis, received Feb 12, 2015 (PDF)
    Letter from Assembly Member Jim Wood, received Jan 26, 2015 (PDF)
    Press release from California State Assembly Democratic Caucus, dated Feb 18, 2015 (PDF)
  10. Update on topics previously before the Committee
  11. Future agenda items
    MRC Draft 3-Year Project Plan (March 2015) (PDF)