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Dungeness Crab Task Force Meeting, April 22nd and 23rd, 2014

Meeting Agenda

April 22, 2014 at 8:30 AM and April 23, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Ukiah Valley Conference Center
Cabernet II Room
200 S School Street, Ukiah, CA 95482

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – 8:30am

  1. Welcome, introductions, agenda review
  2. Informal presentation on California Dungeness crab fishery and Dungeness Crab Task Force (DCTF) discussion. Discussion may include, but will not be limited to, review of commercial trap limit program to-date, changes in the fishery over the last 10 years and implications for management, and latent permits.

Speaker: Christy Juhasz and Bob Farrell, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

  1. Lunch
  2. Discussion of Dungeness crab tri-state issues including, but not limited to, a discussion about crab quality testing protocols, modifications to the season opener, revising the presoak, the role of district 10 in the tri-state agreement, and prioritization of funds collected for the purposes of crab quality testing.
  3. Discussion of Dungeness crab sport fishery

Administrative vote: Consideration and possible confirmation of a sport fishery workgroup including, but not limited to, membership, tasks, responsibilities, and timelines.*

  1. General Public Comment
  2. Adjourn

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – 7:30am

  1. Welcome and recap of Day 1
  2. Discussion of Dungeness crab tri-state issues including, but not limited to, a discussion about crab quality testing protocols, modifications to the season opener, revising the presoak, the role of district 10 in the tri-state agreement, and prioritization of funds collected for the purposes of crab quality testing.

Speaker: Tom Barnes, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of Dungeness crab fishery management measures or policy statements, including season opener dates, changes to commercial fishing regulations, and future data needs.*

ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of a prioritized process/list of how to Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission may distribute funds allocated for crab quality testing.*

  1. General Public Comment
  2. Lunch
  3. Discussion of Dungeness crab sport fishery

ACTION: Consideration and possible adoption of recommendations pertaining to Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessels (CPFVs) and the Dungeness crab sport fishery*

  1. Discussion of the functioning of DCTF Executive Committee

Administrative vote: Consideration and possible modifications to the membership, tasks, and responsibilities of the DCTF executive committee.*

  1. Next steps and discussion of next meeting
  2. Adjourn

Agenda items may be taken out of order at the discretion of the project team.

*DCTF Members may agree to postpone taking action on agendized items until subsequent meetings.

Limited copies of meeting materials will be provided at the meeting and will be posted to the DCTF website as soon as they are available.

Public Participation and Comment: Members of the public will be invited to provide comment following each agenda item; an opportunity to provide public comment on non-agenda topics will also be made available on each day of the meeting. To provide public comment, please fill out a “Request to Speak” card, which will be located at the entrance to the meeting room. A meeting summary will be made available via the DCTF website.

Questions about the meeting or agenda can be directed to info@dungenesscrabtaskforce.com or 805-845-9852. Any person who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation to participate in this DCTF meeting should contact Rachelle Fisher (rachelle@strategicearth.com or 805-845-9852) no later than five days prior to meeting.

For more information about the DCTF please visit the DCTF website at http://www.opc.ca.gov/2009/04/dungeness-crab-task-force/

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