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DCTF Executive Committee Meeting – January 28, 2016

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DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call

Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 12:00pm*
Call-in #: 1-218-844-1930
Participant Code for Public and Non-Executive Committee DCTF Members: 7927150

Meeting Agenda

Goal of the Executive Committee (EC) Conference Call: To discuss the current delay in the Dungeness crab fishery due to high levels of domoic acid in Dungeness crab and other pertinent issues currently facing the Dungeness crab fishery.

1. Welcome, introductions, agenda overview.

2. Updates on issues involving the Dungeness crab fishery not related to domoic acid or a California lost fishing gear recovery program.

3. Updates on domoic acid and its impact on the California Dungeness crab fishery including, but will not be limited to, status of test results and disaster relief funding. The ensuing discussion may include, but will not be limited to, guidance to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and others regarding potential consideration(s) for reopening the commercial fishery, regular domoic acid testing as part of annual pre-season crab quality testing, etc.

4. Update on the status of the DCTF’s recommendation regarding a California lost fishing gear recovery program and discussion of next steps.

5. General public comment

6. Adjourn

Agenda items may be taken out of order at the discretion of the DCTF Administrative Team (Admin Team).

* Please note the date and time of this meeting is dependent on the results domoic acid testing and is subject to change. However, the meeting is being noticed to comply with the Bagley-Keene Open Meetings Act. The DCTF Admin Team will work with the DCTF Executive Committee and California Department of Fish and Wildlife to ensure adequate information is available to support a thoughtful and constructive discussion.

* *Public Participation and Comment: All members of the public, including non-EC DCTF members, will be automatically placed on mute upon entering the call. Phone lines will be opened during public comment periods. When the Admin Team opens the call to public comment, you may press *6 to unmute yourself if you wish to provide comments..

Meeting materials will be posted to the DCTF website as they are available. 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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