February 8-9, 2017, Meeting Documents

Day 1 – February 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

  1. Approve agenda and order of items
  2. Election of Commission President and Vice President
  3. Committee Assignments
    • (A) Marine Resources Committee
    • (B) Wildlife Resources Committee
    • (C) Tribal Committee
  4. Public forum for items not on agenda

CONSENT ITEMS
  1. Adopt proposed changes to regulations to add Livermore tarplant (Deinandra bacigalupii) to the list of plants of California declared to be endangered (Section 670.2, Title 14, CCR)
  2. Receive Department’s request for a six month extension of time to submit its status review report on the petition to list Humboldt marten (Martes caurina humboldtensis) as an endangered species (Pursuant to Section 2074.6, Fish and Game Code)
  3. Receive petition from the Center for Biological Diversity to list foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii) as endangered under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) (Pursuant to Section 2073.3, Fish and Game Code, and Section 670.1(c), Title 14, CCR)
  4. Ratify findings on the petition to list northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) as a threatened or endangered species under CESA (Pursuant to Section 2075.5, Fish and Game Code)
  5. Ratify findings on the petition to list flat-tailed horned lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii) as an endangered species under CESA (Pursuant to Section 2075.5, Fish and Game Code)

  1. Wildlife Resources Committee
    • (A) January 2017 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) February 2017 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. Adopt emergency regulation concerning special order relating to incidental take of tricolored blackbird (Agelaius tricolor) during candidacy period as an endangered species (Pursuant to Section 2084, Fish and Game Code)
  4. Consider the petition, Department’s evaluation report, and comments received to determine whether listing Lassics lupine (Lupinus constancei) as a threatened or endangered species may be warranted (Pursuant to Section 2074.2, Fish and Game Code)
    Note: If the Commission determines listing may be warranted, a one-year status review will commence before the final decision on listing is made.
  5. Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend upland game bird hunting regulations (Section 300, Title 14, CCR)
  6. Discuss proposed changes to waterfowl hunting regulations (Section 502, Title 14, CCR)
  7. Discuss proposed changes to Klamath River Basin salmon sport fishing regulations (Subsection 7.50(b)(91.1), Title 14, CCR)
  8. Discuss proposed changes to Central Valley salmon sport fishing regulations (Subsections 7.50(b)(5), 7.50(b)(68) and 7.50(b)(156.5), Title 14, CCR)
  9. Discuss proposed changes to mammal hunting regulations (Subsections 360(b) and 360(c) and Sections 361, 362, 363, 364 and 364.1, Title 14, CCR)
  10. Discuss proposed changes to regulations concerning deer tagging and reporting requirements  (Section 708.5, Title 14, CCR)
  11. Adopt proposed changes to regulations concerning the use of dogs for the pursuit and take of mammals (Section 265, Title 14, CCR)
  12. Announce results from Executive Session 
  13. Non-marine items of interest from previous meetings 
    • (A) Importation of American bullfrogs and non-native turtles
    • (B)Other
  14. Non-marine petitions for regulation change and non-regulatory requests from previous meetings
    • (A) Action on petitions for regulation change
      • I. Petition #2016-026 to permit use of jacketed frangible bullets
      • II. Petition #2016-028 to clarify which fire service members may validate hunting tags
    • (B) Action on non-regulatory requests
    • (C) Update on pending regulation petitions and non-regulatory requests referred to staff and the Department for review
  15. Department informational items
    • (A) Director’s report
    • (B) Wildlife and Fisheries Division, and Ecosystem Conservation Division
    • (C) Law Enforcement Division
    • (D) Other
      • I. Receive annual mountain lion necropsy report  

Day 2 – February 9, 2017, 8:00 a.m.

  1. Public forum for items not on agenda

CONSENT ITEMS

  1. Receive Dungeness Crab Task Force report (Pursuant to Section 8276.4, Fish and Game Code)
  2. Receive application from Robert Brodsky, San Andreas Shellfish, for lease of State water bottoms for aquaculture in Tomales Bay

  1. Marine Resources Committee
    • (A) Work plan development
      • I. Update on work plan and draft timeline
      • II. Discuss and approve new topics
  2. Approve Department request for extension of Charles Friend Oyster Company State Water Bottom Lease No. M-430-04 for a period of one year
  3. Authorize publication of notice of intent to amend Dungeness crab and lobster recreational gear, and commercial lobster harbor restricted fishing area regulations (Sections 29.80 and 122, Title 14, CCR)
  4. Discuss proposed changes to recreational ocean salmon fishing regulations in conformance with federal 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)
  5. Discuss proposed changes to recreational Pacific halibut fishing regulations in conformance with federal regulations (Subsection 28.20, Title 14, CCR)
  6. Discussion of recent action by Department Director to continue closure of the recreational razor clam fishery in Humboldt and Del Norte counties due to elevated levels of domoic acid (Pursuant to Subsection 5523(a)(2), Fish and Game Code)
  7. Marine items of interest from previous meetings 
  8. Marine petitions for regulation change and non-regulatory requests from previous meetings
    • (A) Action on petitions for regulation change
      • I. Petition # 2016-029 to provide a tribal take exemption for Big Lagoon Rancheria at Reading Rock State Marine Conservation Area
    • (B) Action on non-regulatory requests
    • (C) Update on pending regulation petitions and non-regulatory requests referred to staff and the Department for review
  9. Other informational items
  10. Discuss and act on Commission administrative items