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FY 2006 Hurricane Supplemental FY 2007 House and Senate Update Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee July 25-27, 2006 National Marine Fisheries Service Budget Summary Hurricane Supplemental FY 2007 House and Senate Mark Hurricane Supplemental $118.M in ORF Provides for;

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FY 2006 Hurricane Supplemental FY 2007 House and Senate UpdateMarine Fisheries Advisory CommitteeJuly 25-27, 2006

National Marine Fisheries Service


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Budget Summary

Hurricane Supplemental

FY 2007 House and Senate Mark


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Hurricane Supplemental

  • $118.M in ORF Provides for;

    • $90M Oysters and Shrimp, Survey and Monitoring

    • $5M (Up to $5 million) for Industry Assistance

    • $20M NOS Maps

    • $2M NOS PORTS

    • $1M NOS Tide Gauges

  • $38M Transfer from Agriculture;

    • $38M Oyster Reseeding, Rehabilitation, Restoration

  • $32M in PAC provided for:

    • $20M Pascagoula Lab

    • $12M NMAO Aircraft

      $188M


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    Hurricane Supplemental

    • Fisheries Component ($133M)

      • Award grant to Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission $127.8M

        • $52.9M LA

        • $37.1M MS

        • $29.6M AL

        • $4.2M FL

        • $3.2M TX

        • $0.8M GSMFC

      • $2M grant to state of ME for Red Tide

      • $2M grant to state of MA for Red Tide

      • $1M to NMFS for Cooperative Research


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    FY 2007 House and Senate Marks

    Summary by Subactivity

    * $10M of PCSRF will be for Klamath Fishermen


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    Summary

    • The FY 2007 House Mark is a reduction of $156.5M or 28% below the FY 2006 Enacted level.

    • The FY 2007 Senate Mark is an increase of $187.9M or 26% above the FY 2006 Enacted level.

    • The FY 2007 Senate Mark is $344.3M higher than the FY 2007 House Mark


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    House Impacts

    • Impedes implementation of U.S. Ocean Action Plan, and implementation of ESA and MMPA

    • Unsupportive of Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization

    • Eliminates requested increases in critical areas such as

      • Expand Stock Assessments

      • Economics and Social Sciences Research

      • Enforcement and Observers

    • Regional Councils and Commissions funded at $25M --a $1.3M reduction from the President’s Request


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    House Impacts

    Protected Species

    • Increases processing time for permit applications

    • Impedes ability to issue incidental take permits for energy projects and military readiness exercises

    • Limits NMFS ability for proactive conservation

      Fisheries Research and Management Programs

    • Large reduction in stock assessment funding

    • Can not collect basic fisheries data needed to make management decisions

    • Elimination of economics and social science program

    • Earmarks erode our base resources (e.g., HMS studies)

      Habitat

    • Earmarks erode our base resources

    • Impacts EFH consultation responsibilities and refinement of EFH

      Enforcement and Observers

    • Restricts enforcement’s investigation and monitoring efforts

    • Reduction in observer funding impact regional observer programs across the country, decreasing the number of observed days at sea by approximately 2,000 days.


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    Senate Impacts

    • Supports implementation of U.S. Ocean Action Plan, and implementation of ESA and MMPA

    • Supports Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization

    • Senate Mark supports President’s request for

      • Protected Species

      • Expand Stock Assessments

      • Economics and Social Science Research

    • Regional Councils and Commissions funded at $40M -- a $13.7M increase above the President’s Request


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    Senate Impacts

    Protected Species

    • Funds request for needed protected species stock assessments

    • Funds Marine Mammal Initiative

    • Provides for cooperative protection of Right Whales

      Fisheries Research and Management Programs

    • Supports request for Gulf of Mexico activities (HMS and Catch and Release Studies)

    • Provides funding for Fish Information Networks

    • Increases funding for efforts to reduce bycatch

      Habitat

    • Supports request for base activities and increases for Great Lakes

    • Provides for increase in restoration activities

      Enforcement and Observers

    • Small reduction in enforcement funding could reduce funding to JEA (cooperative agreements) and VMS


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