Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20, commissioners may participate in meetings remotely. The public may provide public comment during the public comment periods and observe remotely in accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act.

No visual presentations are expected during this meeting

Watch the Live Stream (audio only for listening – no public comment)

As always, if you simply want to observe a live stream of the meeting (also referred to as a live webcast), please visit www.fgc.ca.gov the day of the meeting.

How to Join the Meeting (if you plan to provide public comment)

Please note: When you join the meeting, you will be muted automatically.

Option 1: Zoom with Computer Audio
We highly encourage you to join the meeting on your computer via the link below and use your computer audio to participate. You can participate by launching Zoom in your Internet browser or downloading the Zoom app on your computer

Join Zoom (using your web browser, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox)
Meeting ID: 94834972134
Password: 873975
Meeting URL: https://zoom.us/join

Join Zoom (using the downloaded app on your computer)
Password: 873975
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Option 2: Zoom via Mobile App Join using the Zoom app on your mobile device (phone or tablet). After you download the app, open the app, select “join a meeting,” and enter the meeting number and password.
Meeting Number: 94834972134
Password: 873975
Click here for more details about using Zoom on mobile devices.
Please note: When you join the meeting, you will be muted automatically.

Option 3: Teleconference Only If you are not able to join using your computer or mobile device app, please join via phone call:
214-765-0479 (US)
888-278-0296 (US Toll Free)
Conference code: 596019

Option 4: Zoom with Phone Audio (This is not a preferred option for joining as there is the potential to create feedback)
If you plan to join via computer and use your telephone for audio, join the zoom meeting on your computer first, using the links in Option 1. For audio, use the “Call Me At” feature and enter your phone number to have Zoom call you.

Technical Assistance
For help in joining Zoom meetings, click https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193- Joining-a-Meeting. If you need additional technical assistance, please contact [email protected] (preferred) or (916) 653-8486 (if needed).

Making Public Comment
If you join via Zoom on your computer or mobile phone app (Options 1, 2, and 4) use the “raise hand” feature to indicate that you would like to make a public comment. If you join via teleconference only (Option 3), press “#2” to virtually raise your hand to indicate you would like to make a public comment; if you press #2 again, you will lower your hand.

Please note: When the moderator unmutes you to make public comment, you may need to unmute yourself as well.

MAY 14, 2020, 8:30AM

Call to order/roll call to establish quorum

1. Consider approving agenda and order of items

2. General public comment for items not on agenda

Receive public comment regarding topics within the Commission’s authority that are not included on the agenda. Note: The Commission may not discuss or take action on any matter raised during this item, except to decide whether to place the matter on the agenda of a future meeting (sections 11125 and 11125.7(a), Government Code).

3. Central Valley sport fishing

Receive an update from the executive director on staffing and legislative information.

Motion on Item 3

4. Klamath River Basin sport fishing

Consider adopting proposed changes to Klamath River Basin sport fishing regulations. (Amend subsections 5.87(f) and 7.50(b)(91.1), Title 14, CCR)

Motion on Item 4

5. Receive California Department of Fish and Wildlife report on actions taken pursuant to the emergency sport and recreational fishing regulation

Receive a report from the Department on actions taken to temporarily suspend, delay, or restrict sport and recreational fishing in specific areas of the state to protect public health from the threat posed by COVID-19.


California Fish and Game Commission 2020 Meeting Schedule

Note: As meeting dates and locations can change, please visit www.fgc.ca.gov for the most current list of meeting dates and locations.


Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

  • September 13-16, Sacramento, CA

Pacific Fishery Management Council 

  • June 11-18 San Diego, CA 
  • September 10-17 Spokane, WA 
  • November 13-20 Garden Grove, CA 

Pacific Flyway Council

  • August 28 (location TBD)

Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

  • July 9-14 Park City, UT

Wildlife Conservation Board

  • May 20, Sacramento, CA
  • August 26, Sacramento, CA
  • November 18, Sacramento, CA



This year marks the 151th anniversary of the Commission in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Our goal is the preservation of our heritage and conservation of our natural resources through informed decision making; Commission meetings are vital in achieving that goal. In that spirit, we provide the following information to be as effective and efficient toward that end. Welcome and please let us know if you have any questions.


Persons with disabilities needing reasonable accommodation to participate in public meetings or other Commission activities are invited to contact the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at (916) 651-1214. Requests for facility and/or meeting accessibility should be received at least 10 working days prior to the meeting to ensure the request can be accommodated.


To receive meeting agendas and regulatory notices about those subjects of interest to you, please visit the Commission’s website, www.fgc.ca.gov , to sign up on our electronic mailing lists.


The public is encouraged to comment on any agenda item. Submit written comments by one of the following methods: E-mail to [email protected]; mail to California Fish and Game Commission, P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090; deliver to California Fish and Game Commission, 1416 Ninth Street, Room 1320, Sacramento, CA 95814; or hand-deliver to a Commission meeting. Materials provided to the Commission may be made available to the general public.


The Written Comment Deadline for this meeting is 5:00 p.m. on May 4, 2020. Written comments received at the Commission office by this deadline will be made available to Commissioners prior to the meeting.

The Supplimental Comment Deadline for this meeting is noon on May 11, 2020.. Comments received by this deadline will be made available to Commissioners at the meeting.

After these deadlines, written comments may be delivered in person to the meeting – Please bring ten (10) copies of written comments to the meeting.


All non-regulatory requests will follow a two-meeting cycle to ensure proper review and thorough consideration of each item. All requests submitted by the Supplemental Comment Deadline (or heard during general public comment at the meeting) will be scheduled for receipt at this meeting, and scheduled for consideration at the next business meeting.


Any person requesting that the Commission adopt, amend, or repeal a regulation must complete and submit form FGC 1, titled, “Petition to the California Fish and Game Commission for Regulation Change” (as required by Section 662, Title 14, CCR). The form is available at https://fgc.ca.gov/Regulations/Petition-for-Regulation-Change . To be received by the Commission at this meeting, petition forms must have been delivered by the Supplemental Comment Deadline (or delivered during public comment at the meeting). Petitions received at this meeting will be scheduled for consideration at the next business meeting, unless the petition is rejected under staff review pursuant to subsection 662(b), Title 14, CCR.


All electronic presentations must be submitted by the Late Comment Deadline and approved by the Commission executive director before the meeting.

1. Electronic presentations must be provided by email to [email protected] .

2. All electronic formats must be Windows PC compatible.

3. It is recommended that a print copy of any electronic presentation be submitted in case of technical difficulties.

4. A data projector, laptop and presentation mouse will be available for use at the meeting.


A summary of all items will be available for review at the meeting. Items on the consent calendar are generally non-controversial items for which no opposition has been received and will be voted upon under single action without discussion. Any item may be removed from the consent calendar by the Commission upon request of a Commissioner, the Department, or member of the public who wishes to speak to that item, to allow for discussion and separate action.

LASER POINTERS may only be used by a speaker during a presentation; use at any other time may result in arrest.


To speak on an agenda item, please complete a “Speaker Card” and give it to the designated staff member before the agenda item is announced. Cards will be available near the entrance of the meeting room. Only one speaker card is necessary for speaking to multiple items.

1. Speakers will be called in groups; please line up when your name is called.

2. When addressing the Commission, give your name and the name of any organization you represent, and provide your comments on the item under consideration.

3. If there are several speakers with the same concerns, please appoint a spokesperson and avoid repetitive testimony.

4. The presiding commissioner will allot between one and three minutes per speaker per agenda item, subject to the following exceptions:

a. The presiding commissioner may allow up to five minutes to an individual speaker if a minimum of three individuals who are present when the agenda item is called have ceded their time to the designated spokesperson, and the individuals ceding time forfeit their right to speak to the agenda item.

b. Individuals may receive advance approval for additional time to speak if requests for additional time to speak are received by email or delivery to the Commission office by the Late Comment Deadline. The president or designee will approve or deny the request no later than 5:00 p.m. two days prior to the meeting.

c. An individual requiring an interpreter is entitled to at least twice the allotted time pursuant to Government Code Section 11125.7(c).

d. An individual may receive additional time to speak to an agenda item at the request of any commissioner.

5. If you are presenting handouts/written material to the Commission at the meeting, please provide ten (10) copies to the designated staff member just prior to speaking.