February 10-11, 2016 Meeting Documents

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Day 1 – February 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

  1. Call to order/roll call to establish quorum
  2. Approve agenda and order of items
  3. Commission recognition of former Commissioners and staff
  4. Election of Commission President and Vice President
  5. Committee Assignments
    • (A) Marine Resources Committee
    • (B) Wildlife Resources Committee
    • (C) Tribal Committee
  6. Public forum for items not on the agenda
  7. Receive and approve addition to lease template for state water bottom leases, related to best management practices

CONSENT ITEMS
  1. Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend fishing activity records and logbook regulations (Sections 190, et al., Title 14, CCR)
  2. Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend commercial sea urchin fishing regulations (Section 120.7, Title 14, CCR)
  3. Receive request from Grassy Bar Oyster Company to transfer State water bottom lease Nos. M-614-10-Parcel 1 and M-614-02 to the lessee’s incorporated business, Grassy Bar Oyster Company, Inc.
  4. Point Reyes Oyster Company, Inc. State water bottom leases for aquaculture
    • (A) Approve request to renew State Water Bottom Lease No. M-430-13 (Pursuant to Section 15406, Fish and Game Code)
    • (B) Approve request to renew State Water Bottom Lease No. M-430-17 (Pursuant to Section 15406, Fish and Game Code)

  1. Marine Resources Committee
    • (A) 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. Charles Friend Oyster Company request to renew State Water Bottom Lease No. M-430-04 for aquaculture (Pursuant to Section 15406, Fish and Game Code)
  4. California spiny lobster
  5. Discuss proposed changes to ocean salmon sport fishing regulations
    • (A) Season dates, size limits, and daily bag limits for April 2016 (Subsection 27.80(c), Title 14, CCR)
    • (B) Season dates, size limits, and daily bag limits for May-November 2016 (Subsection 27.80(d), Title 14, CCR)
  6. Discuss proposed changes to Pacific halibut sport fishing regulations (Section 28.20, Title 14, CCR)
  7. Discuss proposed final Master Plan for Marine Protected Areas pursuant to the Marine Life Protection Act
  8. Announce results from Executive Session 
  9. Discussion and update regarding Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director positions
  10. 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) Review outstanding regulatory and non-regulatory requests from 2015
  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
  13. Recess

Day 2 – February 11, 2016, 8:00 a.m.

  1. Call to order
  2. Public forum for items not on the agenda

CONSENT ITEMS
  1. Adopt proposed changes to endangered or threatened animals regulations to add Clear Lake hitch to the list of threatened species (Section 670.5, Title 14, CCR)
  2. Approve the Department's request for a six month extension to complete the status report and peer review process for the petition to list the flat-tailed horned lizard as an endangered species (Pursuant to Section 2074.6, Fish and Game Code)

  1. Non-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) Review outstanding regulatory and non-regulatory requests from 2015
  2. Wildlife Resources Committee
    • (A) Work plan development  
      • I. Update on work plan and draft timeline
      • II. Discuss and approve new topics
      • III. Update on Predator Policy Workgroup
  3. Receive the Department’s status review report on the petition to list northern spotted owl as a threatened or endangered species (Pursuant to Section 2074.6, Fish and Game Code)
  4. Possible adoption of emergency action regarding special order relating to incidental take of tricolored blackbird during candidacy period, pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2084 (Add Section 749.8, Title 14, CCR)
  5. Consider the petition, Department’s evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing the Humboldt marten as a threatened or endangered species may be warranted (Pursuant to Fish and Game Code, Section 2074.2).
  6. Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend waterfowl hunting regulations (Sections 502 and 507, Title 14, CCR)
  7. Adopt proposed emergency regulation to close to fishing 5.5 miles of the Sacramento River (excluding tributaries) from the Highway 44 bridge in Redding upstream to Keswick Dam (Subsection 7.50(b)(156.5)(B), Title 14, CCR)
  8. 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)
  9. Request for authorization to publish notice of intent to amend Klamath River sport fishing regulations (Subsection 7.50(b)(91.1), Title 14, CCR)
  10. Discuss proposed changes to mammal hunting regulations and take action regarding draft environmental document (Sections 265, et al., Title 14, CCR)
  11. Discuss proposed changes to Central Valley salmon sport fishing regulations (Subsections 7.50(b)(5), (68) and (156.5), Title 14, CCR)
  12. Discuss proposed regulations regarding special measures for fisheries at risk (Section 8.01, Title 14, CCR)
  13. Discuss and act on future Commission meeting items
  14. Adjournment