California Fish and Game Commission revises remote meeting agenda

The California Fish and Game Commission has revised the agenda for its upcoming meeting, which will be held remotely April 15 and 16.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, the commission will deal with one issue only — the ability for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to delay, suspend or restrict sport or recreational fishing if the director of CDFW, in consultation with the president of the commission, finds that such action is necessary to protect against the threat from COVID-19 based on state, federal, local and tribal public health guidance and public safety needs.

This emergency proposal, based on requests from three counties, is designed to be responsive to local county level needs, and, if approved by the commission, will expire May 31.

At 9 a.m. Thursday, April 16, the Commission will complete the remaining items on the revised agenda.

The meeting agenda and documents are available on the Commission’s website at fgc.ca.gov/Meetings/2020.

 

Instructions for participating in the teleconference meeting of the California Fish and Game Commission

This meeting of the California Fish and Game Commission will be held entirely via teleconference, consistent with Executive Order N-29-20. The public may provide public comment during the public comment periods and listen or observe remotely in accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meetings Act.

 

How to listen to the meeting (no public comment)

If you do not wish to make a public comment, use this option.

As always, if you want to watch a “live stream” of the meeting (also referred to as a live webcast), visit fgc.ca.gov the day of the meeting. Since everyone is participating remotely, there will not be a live video, just audio with a screen that shows the agenda items. You will also be able to follow the presentations via the live webcast.

 

How to provide public comment

No pre-registration required. Use this option if you want to make a comment or do not have an Internet connection that allows you to view the webcast.

When you first join the call, you will be placed on mute; you will hear music until the operator begins the call. Once the call begins and the commission is ready to start hearing public comment on agenda items, president Eric Sklar will ask who would like to comment.

If you would like to comment, please press #2 on your phone to “raise your hand” and alert the operator that you would like to speak. The operator will unmute phone lines one-by-one. When it is your turn to speak, you will hear an automated recording that “your line has been unmuted.”

Call information for April 15,  starting at 10 a.m.

(you may join the teleconference 10 minutes prior). Dial-in: (888) 251-2949 or 215-861-0694, access Code: 4815955##. If an automated recording indicates the teleconference is full, use the overflow access code: 8498381##.

Call-in information for April 16 meeting starts at 9 a.m.

(you may join the teleconference 10 minutes prior). Dial-in: (888) 251-2949 or 215-861-0694, access Code: 3359943##. If the automated recording indicates the teleconference is full, use the overflow access code: 8449756##.

Need assistance with your audio on either day? (Dial 888) 796-6118.