August 24-25, 2016 Meeting Documents

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Day 1 – AUGUST 24, 8:30 a.m.

  1. Approve agenda and order of items
  2. Public forum for items not on agenda
  3. Commission recognition of former Executive Director Sonke Mastrup for his commitment and service to the California Fish and Game Commission

CONSENT ITEMS 4-7
  1. Approve request from Neushul Mariculture to transfer state water bottom lease No. M-654-03 to PharmerSea, LLC
  2. Approve request from Grassy Bar Oyster Company to transfer state water bottom lease Nos. M-614-01 and M-614-02 to Grassy Bar Oyster Company, Inc.
  3. Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend recreational groundfish regulations (Sections 27.25, 27.30, 27.35, 27.40, 27.45, 27.50, 28.27, 28.49 and 28.55, Subsections 27.20(a) and 27.20(b), and add section 28.47, Title 14,CCR)
  4. Adopt proposed changes to commercial hagfish trap regulations (Subsection 180.6(b), Title 14, CCR)

  1. Marine Resources Committee
    • (A) July 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) Work plan development
      • I. Update on work plan and draft timeline
      • II. Discuss and approve new topics
    • (B) Participation in California Native American Day
  3. Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas
    • (A) Discuss and approve text related to traditional ecological knowledge
    • (B) 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)
  4. Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend regulations concerning tribal take in marine protected areas (Section 632, Title 14, CCR)
  5. Announce results from Executive Session 
  6. Marine items of interest from previous meetings 
    • (A) Update on lessons learned from the Dungeness and rock crab emergency closures and planning for future harmful algal blooms 
    • (B) Other
  7. Marine petitions for regulation change and non-regulatory requests from previous meetings
    • (A) Action on petitions for regulation change
    • (B) Action on non-regulatory requests
    • (C) Update and possible action on pending petitions and requests referred to staff and the Department for review
  8. Other informational items
  9. 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
  10. Discuss and act on future Commission meeting items

Recess

Day 2 – August 25, 2016, 8:00 a.m.                   

  1. Public forum for items not on agenda
  2. Commission recognition of former Commissioner Jim Kellogg for his commitment and service to the California Fish and Game Commission
  3. Commission recognition of newly inducted members to California Waterfowler’s Hall of Fame

CONSENT ITEMS 21-25
  1. Approve Department’s request for a 30-day extension of time to complete its evaluation of the petition  to list coast yellow leptosiphon (Leptosiphon croceus) as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (Pursuant to Section 2073.5, Fish and Game Code)
  2. Approve amendment to Private Lands Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Management Area (PLM)  five-year license for 2016-2021, and seasons, harvests and habitat improvements for 2016-2017 for:
    • (A) DeFrancesco & Eaton Ranch (Merced County)
  3. Approve initial five-year PLM license for 2016-2021, and seasons, harvests and habitat improvements for 2016-2017 for:
    • (A) Clover Creek Ranch (Shasta County)
    • (B) Kramer Ranch (Lassen County)
  4. Approve annual PLM seasons, harvests and habitat improvements for 2016-2017 for:
    • (A) Bardin Ranch (Monterey County)
    • (B) Basin View Ranch (Modoc County)
    • (C) Bell Ranch (Tehama County)
    • (D) Big Morongo Springs Ranch (San Bernardino County)
    • (E) Bird Haven Ranch (Glenn County)
    • (F) Black Ranch (Shasta County)
    • (G) Clarks Valley Ranch (Lassen County)
    • (H) Deseret Farms – Ballard Unit (Butte County)
    • (I) Deseret Farms – Wilson Unit (Butte County)
    • (J) Duncan Creek Ranch (Shasta County)
    • (K) Five Dot Ranch - Avila (Lassen County)
    • (L) Five Dot Ranch – School Section (Lassen County)
    • (M) Hathaway Oak Run Ranch (Shasta County)
    • (N) M&T Chico Ranch (Butte County)
    • (O) Ordway Ranch (Calaveras County)
    • (P) Pacheco Ranch (Santa Clara County)
    • (Q) Rock Creek (Butte and Tehama counties)
    • (R) Santa Catalina Island (Los Angeles County)
    • (S) Sopher-Wheeler (Butte County)
    • (T) Spurlock Ranch (Glenn County)
    • (U) Sugarloaf – Bangor Ranch (Yuba County)
  5. Approve five-year renewal of PLM license for 2016-2021, and seasons, harvests and habitat improvements for 2016-2017 for:
    • (A) Coon Creek Ranch (Santa Clara County)
    • (B) Little Dry Creek Ranch (Tehama County)
    • (C) Mendiboure Cold Springs Ranch (Lassen County)
    • (D) R Wild Horse Ranch (Tehama County)
    • (E) Roaring River Ranch (Shasta County)

  1. Wildlife Resources Committee
    • (A) Work plan development   
      • I. Update on work plan and draft timeline
      • II. 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. Consider the petition, Department’s evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing the Townsend’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii) 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
  4. Consider the petition, Department’s evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing the Livermore tarplant (Deinandra bacigalupii) 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
  5. Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend sport fishing regulations (Sections 1.74, 5.05, 5.40, 5.60, 7.00, and 7.50, and subsections 29.45(a)(1), 43(c), 671(c)(3), and 671(c)(7), Title 14, CCR)
  6. Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend falconry regulations (Section 670, Title 14, CCR)
  7. Authorize publication of notice of intent to adopt regulations concerning enhanced penalties for illegal take of game (Add Section 748.6, Title 14, CCR)
  8. Discuss proposed regulations to establish an upland game bird special hunt drawing and fee (Section 702 and add Section 715, Title 14, CCR)
  9. Adopt proposed changes to Department Lands Pass Program and lands public uses regulations, and certify the addendum to the final 2012 environmental document (Sections 550, 550.5, 551, 552, 630 and 702., Title 14, CCR)
  10. Adopt proposed changes to 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)
  11. Adopt proposed changes to upland game bird hunting regulations (Sections 300, 311, and 745.5, Title 14, CCR)
  12. Non-marine items of interest from previous meetings 
  13. Non-marine petitions for regulation change and non-regulatory requests from previous meetings
    • (A) Action on petitions for regulation change
    • (B) Action on non-regulatory requests
    • (C) Update and possible action onpending petitions and requests referred to staff and the Department for review

Adjournment