Friday, December 16, 2011

Where does fish stand in governor's budget?

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell yesterday rolled out his proposed budget for fiscal year 2013.

Naturally, Deckboss was eager to see how the Department of Fish and Game fared in the spending plan, which has some cutbacks compared to the current budget, the governor says.

Here are a few highlights:

• The proposed Fish and Game operating budget, including all state and federal funds, is $209.3 million, a 5.1 percent increase.

• The proposed operating budget for commercial fisheries, the department's most expensive unit, is $70.5 million, a 4.4 percent increase.

• The proposed operating budget for sport fisheries is $49.7 million, a 2.7 percent increase.

• The department is slated to trim 13 full-time positions, a 1.4 percent reduction, and 46 part-time positions, a 6.1 percent cut.

• Along with his budget, the governor also proposed a bond package that includes $10 million for the city of Seward's homeport project for the Community Development Quota fleet.

You can find much more information on the Fish and Game budget here, including complete details on a number of proposed capital projects.

The Alaska Legislature opens its 2012 session on Jan. 17.


Anonymous said...

Wesly, how come my comments go through on the Deckboss, but not on the Brig?

L Kotter said...

Tell them goddamn CDQ groups to spend their own effing money to tie their piece of crap rust bucket by catch killers up please.

Anonymous said...

And $786,441 to subsidize Hollywood's Deadliest Catch, where pork of any kind is the favorite meat of the day.

Anonymous said...

$3.7M to replace the Resolution? Pretty steep bill there.

Anonymous said...

The CDQs were established to pay for infrastructure improvements, so they should pay for the harbor improvements they are demanding for their Seattle boats.

Anonymous said...

F&G does not need to allocate funds for the Norton Sound area management because the CDQ has picked up the tab.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you would like to pick up the tab, Tim?

Anonymous said...

How much land does Mr. Trevor McCabe, COO of Coastal Villages own near the port?

Sounds like the Sea Life Center land deal once again.