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California
FGC Sec 1068-1069 Licenses

FISH AND GAME CODE
SECTION 1068-1069




1068. (a) Beginning November 1, 1991, the director shall make a
grant in installments to a nonprofit organization of sea urchin
divers in an amount not to exceed four hundred thousand dollars
($400,000), for the organization to accomplish the following
purposes:
(1) To establish a communications network among sea urchin divers,
through a newsletter and such other means as are deemed necessary
and appropriate by the organization, providing divers with
information on policies, procedures, statutes, and regulations
affecting the sea urchin fishery, meeting announcements, and for
other information the department reasonably requests to be
transmitted to sea urchin divers.
(2) To establish an education program on the conservation and
utilization of sea urchins.
(3) To convene statewide conferences for members of the industry
to meet for purposes of strengthening the industry and benefiting
industry goals.
The grant shall be paid, upon submission and approval of an annual
budget, in quarterly installments, in amounts deemed appropriate by
the department, upon the submission to the department of progress
reports which demonstrate the continued achievements of the
organization toward the intended goals.
(b) Prior to making the grant, the director shall verify from the
nonprofit organization's bylaws that it is established for, among
other purposes, the protection, conservation, enhancement, and
promotion of the sea urchin fishery, and that its membership,
including its board of directors, is composed solely of licensed
commercial sea urchin divers.
(c) The grant shall be funded from revenues received pursuant to
former subdivision (b) of Section 8051.1, as that subdivision read on
December 31, 1995. If the department determines that the revenue
received from former subdivision (b) of Section 8051.1, as that
subdivision read on December 31, 1995, is not sufficient to fund the
amount of the grant, including departmental overhead charges which
shall be recovered from the revenues received pursuant to that former
subdivision (b) of Section 8051.1, the department shall reduce the
amount of the grant accordingly. The revenue received pursuant to
that former subdivision (b) of Section 8051.1 shall remain available
for funding of the grant program pursuant to this subdivision until
that revenue is fully encumbered, or the authorized amount of the
grant program is expended, whichever event is later.
(d) The revenue received pursuant to former subdivision (b) of
Section 8051.1 as it read on December 31, 1995, shall first be used
to reimburse the department for departmental overhead charges
incurred in administering the grant.

1069. The director may enter into an agreement with the Secretary
of Food and Agriculture for the collection of an assessment on behalf
of any marketing council or commission for fish or seafood organized
under the Food and Agricultural Code. The agreement may authorize
the department to collect the assessment in conjunction with the
collection of landing taxes on those species for which the marketing
council or commission is organized. The department shall remit the
amount of the assessment collected to the Secretary of Food and
Agriculture according to the agreement after making the collection.
Prior to remitting the assessments, the department may deduct an
administrative fee in an amount agreed to with the Secretary of Food
and Agriculture to pay the costs of collection and remission of the
assessments. The administrative fees shall be deposited in the Fish
and Game Preservation Fund.