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Budget Summary FY2018

23300100 - Division of Marine Fisheries Administration
Data Current as of:  7/20/2017





Account Description FY2017
Spending
FY2018
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, 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 before 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 less than 60 days before taking any such action; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for shellfish propagation in Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket counties; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Fishing Academy, Inc. program; provided further, that not less than $185,000 shall be expended for the continuation of the industry based survey program conducted by the division; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for coastal and marsh restoration and revitalization including, but not limited to, the treatment of phragmites and other invasive species; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a Great Marsh green crab trapping program

5,514,149 6,064,231

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for programs not recommended, and I am reducing this item to the amount projected to be necessary.