April 13-14, 2016 Meeting Documents

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Day 1 - April 13, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

  1. Approve agenda and order of items
  2. Public forum for items not on agenda

CONSENT ITEMS

  1. Adopt proposed changes to fishing activity records and logbook regulations (Sections 190 and 195, Title 14, CCR)
  2. Adopt proposed changes to commercial sea urchin fishing regulations (Section 120.7, Title 14, CCR)
  3. Adopt proposed changes to Pacific halibut sport fishing regulations (Section 28.20, Title 14, CCR)

  1. Marine Resources Committee
    • (A) March 21, 2016 meeting summary
      • I. Receive and adopt recommendations
    • (B) Work plan development   
      • I. Update on work plan and draft timeline
      • II Discuss and approve new topics
  2. Tribal Committee
    • (A) April 12, 2016 meeting summary
      • I Receive and adopt recommendations
    • (B) Work plan development  
      • I. Update on work plan and draft timeline
      • II. Discuss and approve new topics
  3. California spiny lobster
  4. Recreational Dungeness crab and rock crab fisheries: consideration and re-adoption of emergency regulations regarding emergency closure due to elevated levels of domoic acid (Section 29.85, Title 14, CCR)
  5. Adopt proposed final Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas and the Marine Life Protection Program pursuant to the Marine Life Protection Act (Pursuant to Section 2850, et seq., Fish and Game Code)
  6. Presentation of north central coast marine protected areas baseline data collection results and five-year management review
  7. Tribal take in marine protected areas (MPAs) (Section 632, Title 14, CCR)
    • (A) Presentation by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians regarding its request for exemptions from take in certain south coast MPAs
    • (B) Discussion and direction regarding current tribal requests for changes to specified MPA regulations
  8. Department presentation concerning Federal regulations to protect unmanaged forage fish species in Federal marine waters
  9. Marine items of interest from previous meetings 
    • (A) Action on petitions for regulation change received at previous meetings
    • (B) Action on non-regulatory requests received at previous meetings
    • (C) Other
  10. Announce results from Executive Session
  11. Update on and discussion of executive director position recruitment
  12. Other informational items
  13. Department informational items
    • (A) Director’s report
    • (B) Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division
    • (C) Law Enforcement Division
    • (D) Marine Region
    • (E) Other

 

Day 2 – April 14, 2016, 8:00 a.m.

  1. Public forum for items not on agenda

CONSENT ITEM
  1. Ratify findings on the petition to list fisher (Pekania pennanti) (formerly Pacific fisher (Martes pennanti)) as a threatened or endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (Pursuant to Section 2075.5, Fish and Game Code)
  2. Receive five-year status report for Swainson’s hawk (Buteo swainsoni) (Pursuant to Section 2077, Fish and Game Code)
  3. Adopt proposed regulations regarding special measures for fisheries at risk (Section 8.01, Title 14, CCR)
  4. Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend regulations regarding definitions for tidal waters and finfish gear restrictions in San Francisco and San Pablo bays (Sections 1.53 and 27.00, and subsection 28.65(a), Title 14, CCR)

  1. Wildlife Resources Committee
    • (A) Work plan development   
      • I. Update on Predator Policy Workgroup
      • II. Update on work plan and draft timeline
      • III. Discuss and approve new topics
  2. Consider the petition, Department’s evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) as a threatened or endangered species is warranted (Pursuant to Sections 2075 and 2075.5, Fish and Game Code) Note: Findings will be adopted at a future meeting
  3. Adopt proposed changes to mammal hunting regulations (Section 265, et al., Title 14, CCR)
  4. Waterfowl hunting
    • (A) Certify California Environmental Quality Act document
    • (B) Adopt proposed changes to regulations (Sections 502 and 507, Title 14, CCR)
  5. Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend upland game bird regulations (Section 300, et al., Title 14, CCR)
  6. Nonlead ammunition
    • (A) Department update on the implementation of AB 711 (Chap. 742, Stats. 2013)
    • (B) Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to establish a nonlead ammunition coupon program (Section 250.2, Title 14, CCR)
  7. Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend Department lands pass regulations  (Section 550, et al., Title 14, CCR)
  8. Discussion of proposed changes to Commission meeting procedures regulations (Section 665, Title 14, CCR)
  9. Non-marine items of interest from previous meetings 
    • (A) Action on petitions for regulation change received at previous meetings
      • I. Presentation by the California Trappers Association concerning petition to reconsider bobcat trapping regulations
    • (B) Action on non-regulatory requests received at previous meetings
    • (C) Other
  10. Receive Department presentation concerning the Conservation Plan for Gray Wolves in California
  11. Discuss and act on future Commission meeting items

Adjournment