December 7-8, 2016, Meeting Documents

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Day 1 – December 7, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

  1. Approve agenda and order of items
  2. Public forum for items not on agenda
  3. Commission recognition of former Commissioner Jack Baylis for his commitment and service to the California Fish and Game Commission

  1. Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend recreational ocean salmon fishing regulations
    • (A) Season dates, size limits, and daily bag limits for April 2017 (Subsection 27.80(c), Title 14, CCR)
    • (B) Season dates, size limits, and daily bag limits for May-November 2017 (Subsection 27.80(d), Title 14, CCR)
  2. Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend recreational Pacific halibut fishing regulations
    (Section 28.20, Title 14, CCR)
  3. Adopt proposed changes to recreational groundfish regulations for 2017-2018 for consistency with federal rules (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)

  1. Marine Resources Committee
    • (A) November 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
  3. Santa Barbara Mariculture
    • (A) Update on application for new State Water Bottom lease adjacent to existing lease No. M-653-02
    • (B) Approve Department request for extension of State Water Bottom Lease No. M-653-02 for a period of six months
  4. Authorize emergency action to amend recreational abalone fishing regulations in advance of 2017 season (Section 29.15, Title 14, CCR)
  5. Adopt proposed changes to regulations concerning tribal take in marine protected areas (MPAs) (Section 632, Title 14, CCR)
  6. Informational presentations on the status of the regional assessment of south coast MPAs
    • (A) Steve Wertz, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Dr. Benét Duncan, California Ocean Science Trust, with an overview of the South Coast State of the Region report scheduled for presentation in April 2017
    • (B) Dr. Jennifer Caselle, University of California, Santa Barbara, on results from over 10 years of monitoring Channel Islands MPAs
  7. Staff presentation concerning the Commission’s rulemaking authority under the California Administrative Procedure Act
  8. Announce results from Executive Session 
  9. Marine items of interest from previous meetings 
  10. Marine petitions for regulation change and non-regulatory requests from previous meetings
    • (A) Action on petitions for regulation change
      • I. Petition No. 2016-020:  Recreational shark fishing with bow and arrow or harpoon
    • (B) Action on non-regulatory requests
    • (C) Update on pending petitions and requests referred to staff and the Department for review
  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) Other
  12. Other informational items

Day 2 – December 8, 2016, 8:00 a.m.

  1. Public forum for items not on agenda

CONSENT ITEMS
  1. Receive Department’s 90-day evaluation report on the petition to list the Lassics lupine (Lupinus constancei) as an endangered species (Pursuant to 2073.5, Fish and Game Code)
  2. Approve Department’s request for a six month extension of time to submit its status review report on the petition to list the tricolored blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) as an endangered species (Pursuant to 2074.6, Fish and Game Code)
  3. Adopt proposed changes to sport fishing regulations for 2017 (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)
  4. Adopt proposed regulations concerning enhanced penalties for illegal take of game species (Section 748.6, Title 14, CCR)

  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 status review report, and comments received to determine whether listing the flat-tailed horned lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii) as an 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 coast yellow leptosiphon (Leptosiphon croceus) as an endangered species may be warranted (Pursuant to Fish and Game Code, Section 2074.2)
    Note: If the Commission determines listing may be warranted, a one-year status review will commence before the final decision on listing is made.
  4. Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend Klamath River Basin salmon sport fishing regulations (Subsection 7.50(b)(91.1), Title 14, CCR)
  5. Central Valley salmon
    • (A) Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend sport fishing regulations (Subsections 7.50(b)(5), 7.50(b)(68) and 7.50(b)(156.5), Title 14, CCR)
    • (B) Add to the notice the Sacramento River between Keswick Dam and the Highway 44 bridge to protect winter-run Chinook salmon  (Subsection 7.50(b)(156.5)(B), Title 14, CCR)
  6. Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend mammal hunting regulations (Subsections 360(b) and 360(c), and Sections 361, 362, 363, 364, 364.1, Title 14, CCR)
  7. Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend regulations concerning deer tagging and reporting requirements (Section 708.5, Title 14, CCR)
  8. Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend waterfowl hunting regulations (Section 502, Title 14, CCR)
  9. Discuss proposed changes to regulations concerning the use of dogs for the pursuit and take of mammals (Section 265, Title 14, CCR)
  10. Adopt proposed changes to falconry regulations (Sections 670, Title 14, CCR)
  11. Non-marine items of interest from previous meetings 
    • (A) Department presentation on the status of gray wolves in California
    • (B) Other
  12. Non-marine petitions for regulation change and non-regulatory requests from previous meetings
    • (A) Action on petitions for regulation change
      • I. Petition No. 2016-023:  Ban use of roe for salmon and steelhead; seasonal fishing closure in portion of Smith River
      • II. Petition No. 2016-024:  Incidental take of tricolored blackbird
    • (B) Action on non-regulatory requests
    • (C) Update on pending petitions and requests referred to staff and the Department for review
  13. Discuss and act on Commission administrative items
    • (A) Next meetings
    • (B) Rulemaking calendar
      • I. Proposed changes to rulemaking timetable
      • II. Proposed 2017 rulemaking calendar for the Office of Administrative Law
    • (C) New business
    • (D) Other
      • I. Approve a Commissioner attending and representing the Commission at the International Pacific Halibut Commission meeting in January 2017

Adjournment