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Budget Summary FY2012

Department of Fish and Game
Data Current as of:  7/11/2011





FISCAL YEAR 2012 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2012
Conference
FY2012
Vetoes
FY2012
GAA
Department of Fish and Game Administration 659 0 659
Riverways Protection, Restoration and Public Access Promotion 417 0 417
Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Administration 9,985 0 9,985
Natural Heritage and Endangere 150 0 150
Hunter Safety Program 407 0 407
Wildlife Habitat Purchase 1,000 0 1,000
Waterfowl Management Program 65 0 65
Fishing and Boating Access 429 0 429
Division of Marine Fisheries Administration 4,356 0 4,356
Marine Recreational Fisheries Development and Enhancement Program 516 0 516
Marine Recreational Fishing Fee Retained Revenue 205 0 205
Shellfish Purification Plant RR 100 0 100
Saltwater Sportfish Licensing 492 0 492
TOTAL    18,780 0 18,780

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account description amount
DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME 24,240,732
Direct Appropriations
2300-0100 Department of Fish and Game Administration
For the office of the commissioner; provided, that the commissioner's office shall assess and receive payments from the division of marine fisheries, the division of fisheries and wildlife, the public access board, the division of ecological restoration and riverways program and all other programs under the control of the department of fish and game; provided further, that the purpose of those assessments shall be to cover appropriate administrative costs of the department, including but not limited to payroll, personnel, legal and budgetary costs; and provided further, that the amount and contribution from each division or program shall be determined by the commissioner of fish and game
658,880
2300-0101 Riverways Protection, Restoration and Public Access Promotion
For a division of ecological restoration and riverways protection program, for the promotion of public access to rivers and wetland restoration, including grants to public and nonpublic entities; provided, that the positions funded in this item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws
416,974
2310-0200 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Administration
For the administration of the division of fisheries and wildlife, including expenses of the fisheries and wildlife board, the administration of game farms and wildlife restoration projects, wildlife research and management, the administration of fish hatcheries, the improvement and management of lakes, ponds and rivers, fish and wildlife restoration projects, the commonwealth's share of certain cooperative fisheries and wildlife programs and for certain programs reimbursable under the federal Aid to Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act; provided, that funds from this item shall be made available to the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the purposes of wildlife and fisheries research in an amount not to exceed the amount received in fiscal year 2011 for such research; provided further, that the department may expend the amount necessary to restore anadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems; and provided further, that expenditures for such programs shall be contingent upon prior approval of the proper federal authorities for reimbursement of at least 75 per cent of the amount so expended
                Inland Fisheries and Game Fund ............... 100%
9,985,455
2310-0300 Natural Heritage and Endangere
For the operation of the natural heritage and endangered species program
150,000
2310-0306 Hunter Safety Program
For the hunter safety training program
                Inland Fisheries and Game Fund ............... 100%
406,510
2310-0316 Wildlife Habitat Purchase
For the purchase of land containing wildlife habitat and for the costs of the division of fisheries and wildlife directly related to the administration of the wildlands stamp program pursuant to sections 2A and 2C of chapter 131 of the General Laws; provided, that funds shall not be expended from this item in the AA object class for the compensation of state employees assigned to any item
                Inland Fisheries and Game Fund ............... 100%
1,000,000
2310-0317 Waterfowl Management Program
For the waterfowl management program established pursuant to section 11 of chapter 131 of the General Laws
                Inland Fisheries and Game Fund ............... 100%
65,000
2320-0100 Fishing and Boating Access
For the administration of the public access board, including the maintenance, operation, and improvements of public access land and water areas; provided, that positions funded in this item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws
429,160
2330-0100 Division of Marine Fisheries Administration
For the operation of the division of marine fisheries, including expenses of the Annisquam river marine research laboratory, marine research programs, a commercial fisheries program, a shellfish management program, including coastal area classification, mapping and technical assistance and for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant and shellfish classification program; provided, that funds shall be expended on a recreational fisheries program to be reimbursed by federal funds; provided further, that the division shall continue to develop strategies to improve federal regulations governing the commercial fishing industry to promote sustainable fisheries; provided further, that $400,000 shall be spent for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided further, that the commissioner shall develop a feasible plant management plan to reduce, to the maximum extent possible, the amount by which the cost of operating the plant exceeds the revenue it generates, and the plan shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (i) enabling the shellfish purification plant to accept for treatment those shellfish harvested by valid permit holders from waters not meeting the requirements for open status for acceptable water quality as a result of heavy rainfall pursuant to the National Sshellfish Sanitation Program Guide For The Control Of Molluscan Shellfish; (ii) allowing the division to perform additional testing on permanently closed areas to ascertain the possibility of opening those areas as clean areas, with special consideration given to areas 2 and 3 north of Boston, or to developing regulations to permit the acceptance of shellfish harvested from those areas or other moderately contaminated areas for purification at the plant; (iii) reviewing the plant hours of operation and making adjustments to better accommodate tide schedules and weekend harvesting and increasing plant processing volume; (iv) capturing opportunities for the use of the plant for shellfish not requiring purification, but for which additional cleansing, including from sand particulates, creates increased market value and increases the utilization of the plant and its revenues; and provided further, that the plan shall be submitted to the house and senate ways and means committees on or before February 15, 2012
4,355,647
2330-0120 Marine Recreational Fisheries Development and Enhancement Program
For the division of marine fisheries for a program of enhancement and development of marine recreational fishing and related programs and activities, including the cost of equipment, maintenance, staff and the maintenance and updating of data
515,754
2330-0300 Saltwater Sportfish Licensing
For the administration and operation of the saltwater fishing permit program, in accordance with chapter 161 of the acts of 2009
491,761

account description amount
Retained Revenues
2330-0121 Marine Recreational Fishing Fee Retained Revenue
For the division of marine fisheries to utilize reimbursable federal sportfish restoration funds to further develop marine recreational fishing and related programs, including the costs of activities that increase public access for marine recreational fishing, support research on artificial reefs and otherwise provide for the development of marine recreational fishing; provided, that the division of marine fisheries may expend not more than $204,989 in revenues collected from federal sportfish restoration funds and from the sale of materials which promote marine recreational fishing
204,989
2330-0150 Shellfish Purification Plant RR
For the operation and maintenance of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided, that the division of marine fisheries may expend not more than $100,000 from revenue collected from fees generated by operations; provided further, that the division shall submit a report detailing the revenues collected and expended and shellfish volume increase realized from the acceptance of shellfish from rainfall closures to the executive office of environmental affairs, the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committee on ways and means by June 30, 2012; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division of marine fisheries may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
100,000

account description amount
Federal Grant Spending 5,460,602
2300-0113 NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Natural Resources Conservation Services Emergency Watershed Protection Program
25,000
2300-0114 Habitat Restoration Projects for Department of Fish and Game Riverways Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, USFWS Partnership Program
40,770
2300-0115 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, US Fish and Wildlife Service Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
80,000
2300-0116 Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Riverways - Natural Resource Conservation Services Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program
149,832
2300-0117 Coastal Projects - US Fish & Wildlife Division of Ecological Restoration
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, USFWS - Coastal Program
40,000
2300-0179 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Coastal Wetland Conservation
250,000
2310-0115 Landowner Incentive Program - Tier 1
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Land Owner Incentive Program - Tier I
65,000
2310-0116 Landowner Incentive Program - Tier 2
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Land Owner Incentive Program - Tier II
200,000
2310-0117 Chronic Wasting Disease
Chronic Wasting Disease
60,000
2310-0120 New England Cottontail
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NE Cottontail Initiative
120,000
2330-9222 Clean Vessel Act
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Clean Vessel
850,000
2330-9712 Commercial Fisheries Statistics
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Commercial Fisheries Statistics
150,000
2330-9713 Right Whale Conservation
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Right Whale Conservation
420,000
2330-9714 Commercial Fisheries Extension
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Commercial Fisheries Extension
4,000
2330-9721 Anadromous Fisheries Management
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Anadromous Fisheries Management
41,000
2330-9725 Boating Infrastructure
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Boating Infrastructure
100,000
2330-9730 Interstate Fisheries Management Support
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Interstate Fisheries Management Support
240,000
2330-9732 Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program Strategic Plan Implementation
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, ACCSP Implementation Strategic Plan
125,000
2330-9736 Marine Fisheries Institute
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Marine Fisheries Institute
600,000
2330-9738 Red Tide Economic Relief
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Red Tide Economic Relief
800,000
2330-9739 Turtle Disengagement
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Turtle Disengagement
850,000
2330-9742 Age and Growth Project Segment One
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Age and Growth Segment One
250,000

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