2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Northam
Ghost Crab Pot Program

Item 374 #7s

Item 374 #7s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Natural Resources
Marine Resources Commission FY2013 $1,495,030 FY2014 $1,495,030 GF

Page 276, line 32, strike "$17,092,913" and insert "$18,587,943".
Page 276, line 32, strike "$17,092,736" and insert "$18,587,766".

(This amendment provides general funds to continue the ghost crab pot removal program, which was started with federal disaster assistance funds that have been exhausted. The program has resulted in the removal of thousands of abandoned crab pots that would otherwise kill marine life and has provided a large data set on the types of organisms caught in traps throughout the year. The program has also helped employ 70 watermen who were unemployed when the winter crab dredge fishery was discontinued in order to protect the blue crab population.)