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Budget Summary FY2014

Department of Fish and Game
Data Current as of:  9/11/2013





FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2014
Conference
FY2014
Vetoes
FY2014
Overrides
FY2014
GAA
Department of Fish and Game Administration 870 0 0 870
Riverways Protection Restoration and Public Access Promotion 494 0 0 494
Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Administration 11,667 0 0 11,667
Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program 150 0 0 150
Hunter Safety Program 415 0 0 415
Wildlife Habitat Purchase 1,500 0 0 1,500
Waterfowl Management Program 65 0 0 65
Fishing and Boating Access 521 0 0 521
Division of Marine Fisheries Administration 5,509 0 0 5,509
Marine Recreational Fisheries Development and Enhancement Prog 592 0 0 592
Marine Recreational Fishing Fee Retained Revenue 218 0 0 218
Shellfish Purification Plant RR 200 0 0 200
Saltwater Sportfish Licensing 1,042 0 0 1,042
TOTAL    23,243 0 0 23,243 0  

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DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME 27,672,081
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 office of fishing and boating access, the division of ecological restoration, the 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 the amount and contribution from each division or program shall be determined by the commissioner of fish and game; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for grants to fishing ports to develop recovery and revitalization plans in response to federal groundfish regulations that took effect on May 1, 2013; provided further, that the commissioner and the division of marine fisheries shall issue requests for proposals from affected ports not later than 60 days after the effective date of this item and shall award such grants in a timely fashion; provided further, that all affected ports may submit individual plans or multiple ports may submit a regional plan; and provided further, that all plans so developed shall be submitted to the commissioner and director of the division of marine fisheries, the secretary of energy and environmental affairs, the secretary of housing and economic development and the clerks of the senate and house of representatives not later than 180 days after the effective date of this item
869,979
2300-0101 Riverways Protection Restoration and Public Access Promotion
For the division of ecological restoration and the riverways program and for the promotion of public access to rivers and wetland restoration, including grants to public and nonpublic entities; provided, that funds shall be expended to continue a phragmites mitigation plan in marshes between the city of Gloucester and the town of Salisbury, including high-resolution salinity mapping
494,488
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 2013 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%
11,666,532
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%
414,803
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 office of fishing and boating access, including the maintenance, operation and improvement of public access land and water areas
520,556
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
5,509,039
2330-0120 Marine Recreational Fisheries Development and Enhancement Prog
For a program of the division of marine fisheries to enhance and develop 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 section 17C of chapter 130 of the General Laws
                Marine Recreational Fisheries Develop Fund ............... 100%
1,042,470

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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; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the division 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
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 the 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 six months following the effective date of this act; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of 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 4,429,425
2300-0114 USFWS Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture and Fish Passage
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, US Fish and Wildlife Service Eastern Bank Trout Joint Venture and Fish Passage
39,770
2300-0115 USFWS Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture and Fish Passage
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, US Fish and Wildlife Service Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
90,000
2300-0117 Coastal Projects - USFWS Division of Ecological Restoration
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Coastal Projects - US Fish & Wildlife Division of Ecological Restoration
80,000
2300-0179 National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Coastal Wetland Conservation Program
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
2310-0118 Junior Duck Stamp Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Junior Duck Stamp Program
3,000
2310-0120 New England Cottontail
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, New England Cottontail Initiative
225,000
2330-9222 Clean Vessel
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Clean Vessel Act
900,000
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
5,000
2330-9732 ACCSP Implementation Strategic Plan
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program Strategic Plan Implementation
50,000
2330-9736 Marine Fisheries Institute
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Marine Fisheries Institute
300,000
2330-9739 Turtle Disengagement
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Turtle Disengagement
200,000
2330-9742 Age and Growth Project Segment One
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Age and Growth Project Segment One
211,655

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