MARINE FISHERIES (Program); MARINE FISHERIES MANAGEMENTGovernor's Recommendations
2022-23
Current Year Budget
2021-22
Difference
DollarsPositionsDollarsPositionsDollarsPositions
$10,777,57234.00$12,953,21234.00($2,175,640)0.00
 

 
Policy Area:  BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES
Issue:            GRANTS AND AIDS - FIXED CAPITAL OUTLAY

Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23
ARTIFICIAL FISHING REEF CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-23 includes Fixed Capital Outlay funds for grants and aid to local governments, qualified nonprofit entities, and state universities for local artificial reef planning, development, assessment and management pursuant to s. 379.249, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 68E-9, Florida Administrative Code. This capability more effectively brings the Division into compliance with its charge to wisely manage and protect marine reef fish resources associated with artificial reefs, while causing no harm to the marine environment. GRANTS AND AIDS - FINAL NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE RESTORATION - DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL - FIXED CAPITAL OUTLAY The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-23 includes nonrecurring funding to cover year two of a five-year grant Florida Trustee Implementation Group (FL TIG) Artificial Reef Creation and Restoration Phase II. This recommendation will enable Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to contract with vendors with a focus on natural resources restoration efforts on the marine environments that were impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.