October 7-8, 2015 Meeting Documents

Complete Binder (PDF) (63.6 MB)

Day 1 – October 7, 8:30 a.m.

  1. Public Forum

CONSENT ITEMS
  1. Receive and approve request from Mr. Francesco Licata to transfer his California Halibut Trawl Vessel Permit No. BT0050 to Mr. Thomas Nguyen
  2. Approve settlement agreement between the Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) and Mr. Craig Yerkins, et al. regarding appeal of the Department's denial to reinstate Transferable Dungeness Crab Vessel Permit No. CT0068-T7 for F/V Terry S (FG03513)
  3. Approve settlement agreement between the Department and Mr. Robert Jackson regarding his appeal of the Department's denial to reinstate Transferable Dungeness Crab Vessel Permit No. CT0215-T7 , for F/V Brooke Michelle (FG70433)
  4. Approve settlement agreement between the Department and Mr. John Reid regarding his appeal of the Department's denial to reinstate Transferable Dungeness Crab Vessel Permit No. CT0108-T7 for F/V Huson (FG06579)
  5. Approve Neushul Mariculture, Inc.’s request to renew state water bottom lease M-654-03 for aquaculture

  1. 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
  2. Marine Resources Committee
    • (A) Work plan development   
      • I. Update on current work plan and timeline
      • II. Discuss and approve new topics
  3. Adopt proposed changes to commercial squid logbook and regulations (Section 149 and Appendix A, Title 14, CCR)
  4. Adopt proposed changes to commercial hagfish regulations (Section 180.6, Title 14, CCR)
  5. Adopt proposed changes to commercial herring regulations and certify the final supplemental environmental document (Sections 163 and 164, Title 14, CCR)
  6. Adopt proposed changes to Dungeness crab and crab trap sport fishing regulations and negative declaration (Sections 29.80 and 29.85, Title 14, CCR)
  7. Discuss proposed changes to marine protected area regulations (Section 632, Title 14, CCR)
  8. Update and direction on petition for changes to sea urchin regulations
  9. Climate change adaptation presentations and discussion
    • (A) Charlton Bonham, Director, Department of Fish and Wildlife  
    • (B) Dr. Mark Gold, Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
  10. Announce results from Executive Session
  11. Department informational items
    • (A) Director’s report
    • (B) Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division
    • (C) Law Enforcement Division
    • (D) Marine Region
    • (E) Overview of aquaculture in California  
    • (F) Other
  12. Other items

Day 2 – October 8, 8:00 a.m.

  1. Public Forum

CONSENT ITEMS
  1. Receive and approve initial Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Area (PLM) plans and 2015-2020 licenses for: (Pursuant to Section 601, Title 14, CCR)
    • (A) Pacheco Ranch (Santa Clara County)
    • (B) Camp 5 Outfitters Roth Ranch (Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties)
  2. Approve the Department’s request for a 30-day extension to complete its evaluation of the petition to list the Humboldt marten (Martes caurina humboldtensis) as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (Pursuant to Section 2073.5, Fish and Game Code)

  1. Wildlife Resources Committee
    • (A) Meeting summary
      • I. Receive and adopt recommendations
      • II. Update and direction concerning definition of frangible bullet
      • III. Update and direction concerning take of sambar deer
    • (B) Work plan development
      • I. Update on current work plan and timeline
      • II. Discuss and approve new topics
      • III. Appointments to predator workgroup
  2. Items of interest from previous meetings
    • (A) Action on petitions for regulatory change received at the August 2015 meeting
    • (B) Action on petitions for non-regulatory changed received at the August 2015 meeting
    • (C) Commission budget review
    • (D) Update on bobcat trapping prohibition effective date
    • (E) Update on at-risk fisheries rulemaking
    • (F) Other
  3. Adopt proposed changes to the transgenic definition, application and fee regulations (Sections 1.92 and 703, Title 14, CCR) 
  4. Discuss proposed changes to sport fishing regulations (Sections 1.05, et al., Title 14, CCR)
  5. Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend commission meeting procedures regulations (Section 665, Title 14, CCR)
  6. Tricolored blackbird (Agelaius tricolor)
    • (A) Acknowledge receipt of petition from the Center for Biological Diversity to list as endangered via emergency regulation and via the listing process set forth under the California Endangered Species Act (Pursuant to Sections 2073.3 and 2076.5, Fish and Game Code)
    • (B)Receive the Department’s evaluation of the petition to list as an endangered species(Pursuant to 2073.5, Fish and Game Code)
    • (C) Receive and act on requests from the Center for Biological Diversity to reconsider the Commission’s June 2015 decision on whether listing as a threatened or endangered species may be warranted and to move consideration to the Commission’s December 2015 meeting.
  7. Department report on the status of Coho salmon (Pursuant to Section 2113, Fish and Game Code)
  8. Discussion and action on future meeting items