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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

budget summary
Budget Summary

Hurricane Supplemental

FY 2007 House and Senate Mark

hurricane supplemental
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

hurricane supplemental4
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
fy 2007 house and senate marks
FY 2007 House and Senate Marks

Summary by Subactivity

* $10M of PCSRF will be for Klamath Fishermen

summary
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
house impacts
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.
senate impacts
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