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Budget Summary FY2014

23300100 - Division of Marine Fisheries Administration
Data Current as of:  9/11/2013





Account Description FY2013
Spending
FY2014
GAA
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 further, that not less than $425,000 be expended for a program of collaborative research by the Division of Marine Fisheries through the Marine Fisheries Institute, in collaboration with the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, that applies innovative technology to assess the biomass of groundfish, including cod and yellowtail in the region managed by the New England Fishery Management Council, not less than $75,000 of which shall be appropriated to the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to develop a Sonar research proposal in conjunction with the Sonar Project; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the development and implementation of a cod species identification sequencing study to be conducted by the Gloucester marine genome initiative through nonprofit organizations in the commonwealth; provided further, that the Gloucester marinegenome initiative shall report on the status of the project to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before June 30, 2014; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the protection and maintenance of Herring Run in the town of Weymouth; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for shellfish propagation in Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties to be administered jointly by the director of marine fisheries and counties; 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 $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 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
4,682,837 5,509,039