FISCAL YEAR 2013 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2013
Conference
FY2013
Vetoes
FY2013
GAA
Department of Fish and Game Administration 710 0 710
Riverways Protection Restoration and Public Access Promotion 443 0 443
Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Administration 10,557 0 10,557
Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program 150 0 150
Hunter Safety Program 404 0 404
Wildlife Habitat Purchase 1,500 0 1,500
Waterfowl Management Program 65 0 65
Fishing and Boating Access 466 0 466
Division of Marine Fisheries Administration 4,813 -400 4,413
Marine Recreational Fisheries Development and Enhancement Prog 592 0 592
Marine Recreational Fishing Fee Retained Revenue 218 0 218
Shellfish Purification Plant RR 200 0 200
Saltwater Sportfish Licensing 767 0 767
TOTAL    20,885 -400 20,485

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account description amount
DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME 27,858,489
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 those assessments shall be used to cover appropriate administrative costs of the department including, but not limited to, payroll, personnel, legal and budgetary costs; provided, further, that no more than $10,000 shall be expended for costs incurred relating to the transfer of a parcel of land by the commonwealth in the town of Halifax to the town; and provided further, that the amount and contribution from each division or program shall be determined by the commissioner of fish and game
709,975
2300-0101 Riverways Protection Restoration and Public Access Promotion
For the division of ecological restoration and riverways protection program and 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; and provided further, that funds shall be expended on a phragmites mitigation plan in marshes between the city of Gloucester and the town of Salisbury
442,824
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 at Amherst for fisheries and wildlife research in an amount not less than the amount received in fiscal year 2012 for such research; provided further, that the department may expend the amount necessary to restore anadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems; provided further, that no funds shall be spent on restoration of catadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems unless deemed necessary by the division; 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%
10,557,069
2310-0300 Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program
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%
403,815
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%
1,500,000
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 improvement 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
466,221
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, the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant and a 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 and to promote sustainable fisheries; provided further, that no less than $200,000 be expended for the School of Marine and Science Technology to conduct research and species count analysis on groundfish and scallops, including $50,000 to conduct research on gulf of Maine cod; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided further, that the division shall offer wet storage and desanding services at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant as laid out in the report dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that, for functions not being performed by the plant prior to July 1, 2012, the division may solicit competitive proposals for the utilization of excess processing capacity at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant, which may include proposals to offer wet storage and desanding services at the plant as described in the shellfish purification plant management plan dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that the division shall be under no obligation to consider or implement any proposal that the division determines would displace, impede or otherwise hinder the existing functions of the plant; provided further, that the division shall complete a report of its findings pursuant to this item not later than 6 months following the effective date of this act, and shall file that report with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and with the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that the division may enter into contracts based on proposals received and the division shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than 60 days prior to taking any such action; and provided further, that any proceeds derived from these activities shall be retained and shall be deposited into item 2330-0150
4,412,837
2330-0120 Marine Recreational Fisheries Development and Enhancement Prog
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 and staff and the maintenance and updating of data
591,800
2330-0300 Saltwater Sportfish Licensing
For the administration and operation of the saltwater fishing permit program pursuant to chapter 161 of the acts of 2009
                Marine Recreational Fisheries Develop Fund ............... 100%
767,191

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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 $217,989 in revenues collected from federal sportfish restoration funds and from the sale of materials which promote marine recreational fishing
217,989
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 $200,000 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 implementation of wet storage and desanding services and the shellfish purification plant management plan dated March 1, 2012 to the executive office of environmental affairs, the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2013; 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
200,000

account description amount
Federal Grant Spending 7,373,768
2300-0114 Habitat Restoration Projects for Department of Fish and Game Riverways Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Habitat Restoration Projects for Department of Fish and Game Riverways Program
59,770
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
126,166
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, Coastal Projects - US Fish & Wildlife Division of Ecological Restoration
70,000
2300-0179 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Coastal Wetland Conservation
2,000,000
2310-0115 Landowner Incentive Program - Tier 1
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Land Owner Incentive Program - Tier I
75,000
2310-0116 Landowner Incentive Program - Tier 2
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Land Owner Incentive Program - Tier II
150,000
2310-0117 Chronic Wasting Disease
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Chronic Wasting Disease
70,000
2310-0120 New England Cottontail
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, New England Cottontail Initiative
120,000
2330-9222 Clean Vessel Act
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Clean Vessel Act
1,100,000
2330-9712 Commercial Fisheries Statistics
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Commercial Fisheries Statistics
95,000
2330-9725 Boating Infrastructure
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Boating Infrastructure
225,000
2330-9730 Interstate Fisheries Management Support
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Interstate Fisheries Management Support
250,000
2330-9732 Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program Strategic Plan Implementation
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program Strategic Plan Implementation
80,000
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
150,000
2330-9739 Turtle Disengagement
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Turtle Disengagement
838,000
2330-9741 Mass Fisheries Economic Assistance Progr
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mass Fisheries Economic Assistance Programs
1,000,000
2330-9742 Age and Growth Project Segment One
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Age and Growth Segment Four
215,000

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