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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Funding Sources

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Thank you for purchasing a 2013 Michigan Fishing License

Each year an estimated two million Michigan residents and nonresident tourists fish Michigan waters. Recreational fishing is the largest and highest-valued use of the state’s fishery resources. The economic impact of sport fishing is in excess of $2 billion annually and provides more than 15,000 jobs.

The mission of the DNR Fisheries Division is to protect and enhance fish environments, habitat, populations, and other forms of aquatic life and promote optimum use of these resources for the benefit of the people of Michigan.

Revenue from fishing and hunting license sales supports DNR activities to enhance Michigan’s natural resources. The license sales also increase federal revenue to the State of Michigan for the management of these resources. Please help to support Michigan’s abundant natural resources by purchasing a fishing and hunting license each year. Learn more at michigan.gov/itsyournature.


Fisheries Division Appropriation Budget:
Fiscal Year 2012-2013 ($29,224,600)

Funding Sources

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Game and Fish Protection Fund: $16,954,800 (58%)

The funds are mainly derived from fishing and hunting license revenues and all monies are earmarked for fishing- and hunting-related operations.

Federal Fund: $11,105,800 (38%)

The Sport Fish Restoration funds come from federal excise taxes on fishing and boating equipment and motorboat fuel. Michigan received $11.2 million in fiscal year 2012 (seventh in the nation) of which $9.5 million was used for Fisheries operating programs.

Additional funds were used for administrative and Parks and Recreation Division capital outlay projects in support of fisheries and boating programs.

Other Funds: $1,164,000 (4%)

State general fund/general purpose, litigation settlement and private funds.

Appropriations by Program (Total: $29,224,600)

Fisheries Resources Management and Cormorant Population Mitigation Programs: $19,174,800 (66%)

Expenditures are for the protection and maintenance of healthy Great Lakes and inland waters and fish communities and for the rehabilitation of those species and habitats that have been degraded.

Fish Production Program: $9,115,000 (31%)

Expenditures are for the hatching, rearing and transportation of fish required for management of both the Great Lakes and inland fisheries.

Aquatic Resource Mitigation Program: $934,800 (3%)

Expenditures are for the mitigation of damages from development projects in Michigan waters. Funds are used for fish habitat rehabilitation, for the protection of intact habitat as compensation for damages, and to improve fishing access.


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Regulations in red are new this year.

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