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DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call–Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 10:00am

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DCTF Executive Committee Conference Call
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 10:00am

Call-in #: (218) 339-7804
Participant Code for Public and Non-Executive Committee DCTF Members: 792 7150

Meeting Agenda

Goal of the Executive Committee (EC) Conference Call: To provide updates on topics directly impacting the Dungeness crab fishery and to discuss priority topics identified by the Executive Committee, including season openers under delayed conditions, presoak periods, and fair start to develop options for the Dungeness Crab Task Force’s (DCTF) consideration.

1. Welcome, introductions, agenda overview.

2. Updates on issues involving the Dungeness crab fishery including, but not limited to, gear recovery program design (per SB 1287), the domoic acid sampling schedule, and the October 16-18 DCTF meeting.

3. Discuss the opening of the Dungeness crab fishery under delayed conditions (e.g. elevated domoic acid levels, crab quality, etc.) and identify mechanisms to ensure more orderly openers. Discussion may include the Director’s ability to delay an area after it is deemed “safe” by the California Department of Public Health, presoak periods, fair start clauses, etc.

4. Continue to review the status of whale entanglements in the California Dungeness crab fishery under consideration by the California Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group, including pilot projects planned for the 2017-18 fishing season.

5. General public comment.

6. Adjourn.

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

**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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