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Budget of the Protected Resources Program

NOAA Fisheries Protected Resources Program Budget
Protected Resources Program Budget

The President's FY 2015 Budget Request is for $186,211,000 for the Protected Resources Program and for changes that include:

Species Recovery Grants

An increase of $5,000,000 for the Species Recovery Grants Program. Additional grants will increase the capacity of states and tribes to conduct recovery actions for species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Actions may include:

Marine Mammals

A decrease of $2,500,000 for the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant program and the Marine Mammal Protection Program. NOAA will continue to award competitive grants to stranding network organizations for:

NOAA will continue to coordinate technical and veterinary assistance and guidance to the stranding network.

Marine Turtles

A decrease of $1,000,000 to reduce additional funds provided by the FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act for recovery and protection activities related to Hawaiian sea turtles. In FY 2015, NMFS will continue to carry out recovery activities for marine turtles, such as:

Atlantic Salmon

An increase of $1,000,000 for Atlantic Salmon recovery. Funds will enhance support for a number of activities related to the Maine Department of Marine Resources' research and management program, such as:

Other Protected Species

An increase $4,000,000 for ESA Recovery. These funds will allow NMFS to:

NMFS will use these funds to ensure that federal and non-federal actions that may affect listed species do not jeopardize their existence.

Budget Lines and Funding by Year

Protected Resources Program
($ in thousands)
FY 2007 Enacted FY 2008 Enacted FY 2009 Enacted FY 2010 Enacted FY 2011 Enacted FY 2012 Enacted FY 2013 Enacted FY 2014 Enacted FY 2015
President's Budget Request
Protected Species Research and Management Programs Base 26,616 33,187 35,800 39,850 40,418 39,350 37,615 39,000 39,680
Species Recovery Grants - - - 15,623 7,990 2,788 4,022 5,000 10,009
Marine Mammals 32,795 40,455 41,340 49,653 47,904 49,153 46,257 49,000 47,217
Marine Turtles 13,537 13,665 10,003 14,576 10,452 12,387 12,006 12,200 11,388
Other Protected Species (Marine Fish, Plants, and Inverts) 4,990 7,975 8,257 8,375 7,984 6,538 6,557 7,000 11,116
Atlantic Salmon 5,850 5,759 6,000 8,500 7,485 5,563 4,658 5,000 6,074
Pacific Salmon 57,227 58,566 59,000 65,000 65,868 58,380 54,406 59,500 60,727
Congressionally Directed Projects - 4,385 13,545 2,375 - - - - -
Protected Resources Programs Subtotal 141,015 163,992 173,945 203,952 188,101 174,159 165,521 176,700 186,211
Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) 66,571 67,000 80,000 80,000 79,840 65,000 60,382 65,000 50,000
Protected Resources Program Total 207,586 230,992 253,945 283,952 267,941 239,159 225,903 241,700 236,211

 Protected Resources Program Total

NOAA Fisheries Protected Resources Program Budget

Updated: July 14, 2014