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Program A: Fisheries

Program Authorization: La. Const. Article IX, Sec. 7

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Fisheries Program is to conserve and protect Louisiana’s renewable aquatic resources for present and future generations. The program goals are 1) to maintain a healthy fishery and 2) to ensure stakeholder satisfaction. This program has only one activity, Fisheries.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

The Fisheries Program is funded with State General Fund, Interagency Transfer of funds from the Department of Natural Resources for the Caernarvon and Davis Pond Projects; statutory dedications from the Oil Spill Contingency Fund, the Conservation Fund, the Artificial Reef Fund and the Oyster Sanitation Fund (Per R.S.39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund). Federal grants are received from the Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act, EPA, Department of Commerce National Marine Service, Dire Emergency, the Department of Interior - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$79,250

$12,487,010

227

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$210,634

0

 

Carry forward for: Acquisitions for the Inland Fisheries Division for wench, trucks (2) and a Pontoon workbage and trailer; Environmental Health Supplies for Inland Fisheries Division; Other Charges for studies by LSU & Auburn; Acquisitions for Marine Fisheries Division for Water Cooled generator, Data Collection Platform and Data Logger, and 3 vented Sonde; Other Charges for Marine Fisheries Division for a contract for gaging stations and maintenance.

$447,258

$768,653

0

 

Carry forward for: Acquisitions for the Inland Fisheries Division for mud boats, motors, backhoe and radios; Acquisitions for Marine Fisheries Division for boats and radios; Major Repairs for Marine Fisheries Division for boat and gill net repairs; floor repairs and repairs to a boat shed; Supplies for Marine Fisheries Division for uniforms; Other Charges for Marine Fisheries Division for Hydroacoustic Survey contract.

 

 

 

 

 

$526,508

$13,466,297

227

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$64,044

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 - 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$0

$82,614

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$0

$1,284,530

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($1,322,024)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($210,634)

0

 

Nonrecurring Carry forward for: Acquisitions for the Inland Fisheries Division for wench, trucks (2) and a Pontoon work-barge and trailer; Environmental Health Supplies for Inland Fisheries Division; Other Charges for studies by LSU & Auburn; Acquisitions for Marine Fisheries Division for Water Cooled generator, Data Collection Platform and Data Logger, and 3 vented Sonde; Other Charges for Marine Fisheries Division for a contract for gaging stations and maintenance.

($447,258)

($768,653)

0

 

Nonrecurring Carry forward for: Acquisitions for the Inland Fisheries Division for mud boats, motors, backhoe and radios; Acquisitions for Marine Fisheries Division for boats and radios; Major Repairs for Marine Fisheries Division for boat and gill net repairs; floor repairs and repairs to boat shed; Supplies for Marine Fisheries Division for uniforms; Other Charges for Marine Fisheries Division for Hydroacoustic Survey contract.

$0

$350,916

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment(s)

$0

($20,843)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$0

($25,164)

(1)

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

$0

$1,970

0

 

Civil Service Fees

$0

($76,923)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments - for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Water Quality project

$0

$403

0

 

Other Adjustments - Postage rate increase

$0

$104,195

0

 

Other Adjustments - IAT for Department of Natural Resources; Underwater Obstruction and Davis Pond

$0

$173,542

0

 

New and Expanded - Dependent Fish Sampling

$0

$40,000

0

 

New and Expanded - Commercial Customer Survey

$0

$40,000

0

 

New and Expanded - Recreational Customer Survey

$0

$62,300

0

 

New and Expanded - Oyster Cultch Restoration Study

$0

$1,143,681

9

 

New and Expanded - Atchafalaya Basin Plan

 

 

 

 

 

$579,250

$15,390,251

235

 

GRAND TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$52,742

$1,923,954

8

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 114.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 75.6% of the total request ($20,351,568) for this program. The adjustments in this program include: non-recurring carry-forward adjustments for expenditures that could not be liquidated prior to June 30,1998 -$979,297); non-recurring adjustment for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Water Quality study -$76,923; funding for Dependent Fish Sampling $173,542; funding for Commercial Customer Survey $40,000; funding for Recreational Customer Survey $40,000; funding for Oyster Cultch study $62,300; funding for the Atchafalaya Basin Program, including nine (9) positions $1,143,681; $799,895 of these funds are transferred from the Department of Natural Resources and is matched with $343,786 of Conservation Funds for the Atchafalaya Basin Program. Also included is a funding increase for Aquatic Weed Eradication $1,000,000.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$1,688

 

Laboratory analysis

$2,697

 

Medical examinations for new employees

$40,377

 

Artificial Reef Program - properly site and position reef materials and generate maps for public information

 

 

 

$44,762

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

     

$257,057

 

LSU Cooperative Agreement - information on largemouth bass stocks, using electrophoresis.

$21,000

 

LSU Cooperative Fish Disease Project

$8,000

 

Cooperative Fish Disease and Parasite Study

$40,000

 

Fish Population Recovery Monitoring Contracts assigned to LSU, Nicholls, State University and USL to perform creel surveys in the areas impacted by Hurricane Andrew.

$20,000

 

U.S. Fish Production Drug Development Program

$11,600

 

Estuarine and Marine Mercury Sampling and Anglers Consumption Surveys

$50,000

 

Finfish studies via U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

$15,000

 

Use of LUMCON vessel for Environmental Perturbations project

$94,084

 

Research by LSU Coastal Fisheries Institute

$55,000

 

Use of LUMCON vessel in SEAMAP cruises

$79,000

 

U.S. Geological Survey to maintain constant recorder meters

$61,649

 

Uniform cleaning allowances

$50,000

 

Development of the G-WIS data base

$15,000

 

Dependent Fish Sampling

$40,000

 

Commercial Customer Survey

$40,000

 

Recreational Customer Survey

$62,300

 

Oyster Cultch Restoration Study

$118,445

 

Miscellaneous Fisheries services

$527,562

 

Atchafalaya Basin Plan

$1,000,000

 

Aquatic Weed Eradication program

 

 

 

$2,565,697

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$21,450

 

Department of Civil Service

$497,700

 

Underwater Obstruction program with the Department of Natural Resources

$1,899

 

Comprehensive Public Training Program

 

 

 

$521,049

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$334,500

 

Replacement of 17 vehicles with high mileage too costly to maintain/repair

$682,250

 

Replacement of various household, office and other fisheries equipment

$88,694

 

Replacement of various boats, boat trailers

$314,557

 

Acquisitions associated with the Atchafalaya Basin Plan

$8,835

 

Major Repairs associated with the Atchafalaya Basin Plan

$194,086

 

Major Repairs of Fisheries equipment and facilities

 

 

 

$1,622,922

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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