May 8-9, 2008 Meeting Agenda

Meeting of
May 8, 2008  (Thursday)
10:00 a.m.
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Beach Resort Monterey
La Grande Room*
2600 Sand Dunes Drive
Monterey

ALL MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

DISCUSSION ITEMS

NOTE : Items may be heard on either day and in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.

  1. PUBLIC FORUM– Any member of the public may address and/or ask questions of the Commission relating to the implementation of its policies or any other matter within the jurisdiction of the Commission. As a general rule, action cannot be taken on issues not listed on the agenda. Staff will normally be requested to follow up on such items at the discretion of the Commission. Submittal of written comments is encouraged to ensure that all comments will be included in the record before the Commission. Please be prepared to summarize your comments to the time allocated by the President.
  2. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME PRESENTATION ON AQUACULTURE.
  3. PRESENTATION OF THE WARDEN OF THE YEAR AWARD TO KYLE KROLL, SANTA CLARA COUNTY AREA .
  4. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME LEGISLATIVE REPORT UPDATE AND POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION POSITIONS ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION.
  5. POTENTIAL REGULATORY ACTIONS FOR RECREATIONAL GROUNDFISH FOR 2009-2010 AND REQUEST FOR COMMISSION GUIDANCE.
  6. BAY DELTA CONSERVATION PLAN PRESENTATION.
  7. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    1. RECEIPT OF DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME DIRECTOR’S REPORT.
    2. UPDATE ON HERRING FISHERY.
    3. UPDATE ON ENFORCEMENT.
    4. UPDATE ON PACIFIC FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL ISSUES.
    5. UPDATE ON HALIBUT FISHERIES MANAGEMENT INCLUDING POSSIBLE GEAR REGULATION CHANGES.

    6. UPDATE ON AUTOMATED LICENSE DATA SYSTEM.
    7. UPDATE ON THE RELATIONSHIP AMONG E. COLI, WILDLIFE, AND AGRICULTURE IN CALIFORNIA .
    8. UPDATE ON STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT REGARDING DELISTING THE CALIFORNIA BROWN PELICAN.
    9. UPDATE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW ABALONE REPORT CARD/TAG REGULATIONS.
    10. OTHER.
  8. RECEIPT OF COMMISSION INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
    1. STAFF REPORTS.
      1. UPDATE ON ORGANIZATIONAL OFFSITE ASSESSMENT MEETING.
    2. OTHER.
  9. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
    1. MARINE RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
    2. AL TAUCHER'S PRESERVING HUNTING AND SPORT FISHING OPPORTUNITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE.
  10. RECEIPT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  11. RECEIPT OF LEGAL COUNSEL INFORMATIONAL ITEMS.
  12. NEW BUSINESS.

EXECUTIVE SESSION (NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC)

PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 11126(a)(1) and (e)(1), AND SECTION 309 OF THE FISH AND GAME CODE, THE COMMISSION WILL MEET IN CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION.  THE PURPOSE OF THIS EXECUTIVE SESSION IS TO CONSIDER:

  1. PENDING LITIGATION TO WHICH THE COMMISSION IS A PARTY:
    1. CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: TIGER SALAMANDER.
    2. BIG CREEK LUMBER COMPANY AND CENTRAL COAST FOREST ASSOC. vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: COHO LISTING, SOUTH OF SAN FRANCISCO.
    3. LINDY O’LEARY vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: R.R.S.A.C. AND R.R.S.S. PERMIT DENIALS.
    4. NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: CALIFORNIA CONDORS EXPOSURE TO LEAD AMMUNITION.
    5. ROBERT LARRY EDER , JUSTIN WESLEY YAGER AND BYRAN D. RANDALL vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: DUNGENESS CRAB VESSEL PERMITS.
    6. STEVE ANGELI vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: RESTRICTED SPECIES BREEDING PERMIT.
    7. COALITION FOR SUSTAINABLE DELTA, ET AL., vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SPORTFISH REGULATIONS AND TAKE OF LISTED SPECIES.
    8. JAMES BUNN AND JOHN GIBBS vs. CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION RE: SQUID PERMITS.
  2. POSSIBLE LITIGATION INVOLVING THE COMMISSION.
  3. STAFF PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION.
  4. RECEIPT OF HEARING OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS ON LICENSE AND PERMIT ITEMS AND ADOPTION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS:
    1. FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF RICHARD POWERS' COMMERCIAL PASSENGER FISHING VESSEL LICENSE AND COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENSE.


Meeting of
May 9, 2008 (Friday)
8:30 a.m.

Beach Resort Monterey
La Grande Room
2600 Sand Dunes Drive
Monterey

DISCUSSION ITEMS

NOTE : Items may be heard on either day and in any order pursuant to the determination of the Commission President.

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION.
  2. ANNOUNCEMENT OF BIDS AND POSSIBLE AWARDING OF STATE WATER BOTTOMS LEASE NO. M-430-02, MARIN COUNTY.
  3. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC RECOMMENDATIONS AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS OF THE MIGRATORY GAME BIRD (WATERFOWL) REGULATIONS FOR 2008-2009. (Note:  The discussion hearing is scheduled for June 27, 2008, in Sacramento.)
  4. POSSIBLE ACTION ON REQUEST TO PUBLISH NOTICE OF COMMISSION INTENT TO AMEND SECTION 300, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: UPLAND GAME BIRDS. (Note: The discussion hearing is scheduled for June 27, 2008, in Sacramento.)
  5. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTIONS 120 AND 120.3, REPEAL SECTION 120.01, AND ADD SECTIONS 120.1 AND 120.2, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: PRAWN AND SHRIMP TRAWLING.
  6. POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF FINDINGS AND CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED PROJECT (OR ALTERNATIVES) AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF TAG QUOTA CHANGES, CLARIFICATIONS AND URGENCY CHANGES FOR THE 2008-2009 MAMMAL HUNTING REGULATIONS.
    1. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON DRAFT NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR NUISANCE CANADA GOOSE CONTROL ORDERS.
    2. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY AND DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 503, TITLE 14, CCR , RE: CROP DAMAGE AND NUISANCE CANADA GEESE. (Note: Discussion and possible adoption are scheduled for June 27, 2008, in Sacramento.)
  7. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: CENTRAL VALLEY SALMON SPORT FISHING.
  8. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO SUBSECTION (b)(91.1) OF SECTION 7.50, TITLE 14, CCR, RE: KLAMATH RIVER SPORT FISHING REGULATIONS. (Note: The adoption hearing is scheduled for June 27, 2008 in Sacramento .)

CONSENT CALENDAR

  1. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION TO AMEND COMMISSION POLICIES RE: STEELHEAD RAINBOW TROUT (ANADROMOUS RAINBOW TROUT) AND SALMON.
  2. POSSIBLE ADOPTION/RATIFICATION OF COMMISSION FINDINGS RE: REJECTION OF PETITION TO LIST THE AMERICAN PIKA (Ochotona princeps) AS A THREATENED SPECIES CANDIDATE.
  3. POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF ANNUAL REPORT AND 2007-2008 PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA PLANS FOR:
    1. AVENALES RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    2. BAR B6, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    3. BARDIN RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY
    4. BURROWS RANCH, TEHAMA COUNTY
    5. CAMP 5 OUTFITTERS, MONTEREY COUNTY
    6. CARNAZA, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    7. CLARK AND WHITE RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    8. CLOUDS WARNER MOUNTAIN RANCH, MODOC COUNTY
    9. CONNOLLY/CORRAL HOLLOW RANCH, SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY
    10. COON CAMP SPRINGS, LASSEN COUNTY
    11. COON CREEK RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY
    12. EAGLE ROCK RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    13. ENG RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    14. FIVE DOT RANCH -- AVILA UNIT, LASSEN COUNTY
    15. FIVE DOT RANCH – HORSE LAKE UNIT , LASSEN COUNTY
    16. FIVE DOT RANCH – WILLOW CREEK UNIT, LASSEN COUNTY
    17. GABILAN RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY
    18. ISABEL VALLEY RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY
    19. JS RANCH – SHASTA COUNTY
    20. LEWIS RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY
    21. LONE RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY
    22. MALLISON RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY
    23. MARTIN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    24. MASUT RANCH – REDWOOD VALLEY , MENDOCINO COUNTY
    25. PINTAIL RANCH, SOLANO COUNTY
    26. POCKET RANCH, SONOMA COUNTY
    27. POTTER VALLEY WMA, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    28. RANCHO LA CUESTA, SAN BENITO COUNTY
    29. ROARING RIVER RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    30. SEVEN SPRINGS RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    31. SHAMROCK RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    32. SLICK ROCK RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY
    33. SOUTH KNOB RANCH, LASSEN COUNTY
    34. SPANISH VALLEY RANCH, NAPA COUNTY
    35. STEWART RANCH, TRINITY COUNTY
    36. SUMMER CAMP RANCH , MENDOCINO COUNTY
    37. SWEETWATER RANCH, SANTA CLARA COUNTY
    38. TG&C CARRISA, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    39. TRINCHERO RANCH, SAN BENITO COUNTY
    40. TRIPLE B RANCH, SHASTA COUNTY
    41. WORK RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY
  4. CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF PRIVATE LANDS HABITAT ENHANCEMENT AND WILDLIFE AREA LICENSE (2008-2013) AND 2008-2009 MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR:

    1. ALEXANDER RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY
    2. BIG MORONGO SPRINGS RANCH, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
    3. CEDAR CANYON RANCH, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    4. HARTNELL RANCH, MONTEREY COUNTY
    5. MILLER-ERIKSEN RANCH, MENDOCINO COUNTY
    6. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND , LOS ANGELES COUNTY

OTHER

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUTURE MEETINGS.


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