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Title: Biennial report
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- State Board of Conservation
Florida Geological Survey
Publisher: The Board
Place of Publication: Tallahassee
Creation Date: 1944
Publication Date: 1936-1968
Frequency: biennial
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 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Natural resources -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Conservation of natural resources -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Saltwater fishing -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Economic conditions -- Periodicals -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
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 Notes
Statement of Responsibility: Florida State Board of Conservation.
Dates or Sequential Designation: 1936/38-1967/68.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vols. for 1936/38-1959/60 called 3rd-14th.
Numbering Peculiarities: 6th (1943/44) bound with the 6th Biennial report of the Florida Geological survey.
Numbering Peculiarities: Biennium ending Dec.31.
General Note: 13th (1957/58) has a subtitle "Salt water fishing."
General Note: Vols. for 1961/62-1963/64 include biennial reports of the individual divisions of the Board of Conservation.
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System ID: UF00075929:00004
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Preceded by: Biennial report to State Board of Conservation
Succeeded by: Biennial report - Florida Department of Natural Resources

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SIXTH BIENNIAL

REPORT

BIENNIUM ENDING
DECEMBER 31, 1944


FLORIDA STATE BOARD
OF CONSERVATION

DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION
J. T. HURST, Supervisor
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA












Letter of Transmittal

Tallahassee, Florida
March 1, 1945
To His Excellency,
Millard F. Caldwell, Governor of the State of Florida,
Chairman, State Board of Conservation,
Tallahassee, Florida

Sir:

I have the honor to submit herewith the Biennial Report for
the State Board of Conservation for the years 1943 and 1944.
The activities of the State Board of Conservation are wide in
scope, and this department is charged with the supervision of the
entire salt water resources of the state.
Florida produces a greater variety of food and game fish than
any other state and the fishing industry is among the state's most
important resources.
The sponge industry is one of the most unique and colorful
industries of the United States. Approximately ninety-five per-
cent of the sponges used in the United States is marketed through
the Tarpon Springs and Key West sponge exchanges.
A crawfish survey is being carried on in south Florida by the
University of Miami in co-operation with the State Board of
Conservation and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
This investigation is under the supervision of Dr. F. G. Walton
Smith of the University of Miami.
SThe' object of the survey, preliminary work of which is now
being done, is to acquire information which will enable the fishing
to be conducted in the most efficient manner. This means a
greater yield and greater income return to the commercial fish-
ermen, at the same time insuring adequate conservation of the
supply of crawfish.
The biennial report of the Florida Geological Survey, which
operates under the supervision of the State Board of Conserva-
tion is made under separate cover by Mr. Herman Gunter, Director.
\0 Respectfully submitted,
J. T. HURST, Supervisor.

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RECAPITULATION OF 1943 FISH CENSUS BY SPECIES

Number of Number of
Species Reported Counties Pounds
Reported Reported

Amberjack .............-......--............-------- --.. ... 10 176,448
Ballyhoo .............-----.---------------- 1 1,100
Barracuda .......---.--------....-----... --------- 5 333,365
Bluefish ................. ...... ....------.-------- -- 27 1,945,668
Blue Runner ....................................- ..........---- 16 2,038,873
Bottom Fish (Mixed) ...........................--------......... 31 2,422,170
Bream ................-- ............-------- .. ---.--. 20 4,869,972
Butterfish .................................................................. 13 145,075
Cabio .............................. ... ............................... .... 4 7,654
Catfish ...................................... .................... .... 28 4,985,553
Cero ............................. ..- ........ ....... .... 3 31,708
Cigarfish ......-........................ ... 2 51,987
Crappie ................................ .... .... 13 806,775
Crevalle ................................... ....................... 12 192,068
Croaker ............................ ..................... .............. 8 31,530
Dolphin .......................... ............ .................. 5 45,535
D rum ......... ............. ................ ........... ........ 20 264,146
Eels ........................... ... ....... .... ................ 2 33,176
Flounders .................................... .............. .... 26 232,255
Frogs ..................... .... ... ... ...--..... ......... 8 112,014
G ar .....................- ..... .... .......... ..................-. 2 666,977
G oggle Eyes ...................................... ..... ...... .... 1 5,069
Groupers ...................... .................................. 23 6,848,464
G runts ................... ...... ............................ ...... 8 42,633
H erring ........................................................ .......... .. 2 207,340
Hogfish ...........................................-.................. 3 35,484
Jacks ....................................... .....-......... ...... .. .. 3 77,279
Jew fish .................................. .. ..................... 17 424,141
Kingfish (King Mackerel) .................................... 18 3,561,390
Ladyfish ...................... ................... ........ ..... 4 98,050
Ling ................................... .................. .. ..... 1 17
M ackerel .................................. ........ ........................ 30 9,155,951
M oonfish .............................. .......................... .. 1 486
Mullet ....................... ............-..... ..........- 40 55,952,367
Silver Mullet ........-....................... .............. 11 733,818 -
Muttonfish ....................... .......................... 11 270,179
Perm it ......................................... ... ........... ........ 6 48,643
Pigfish ................................................ .. ......... 3 11,575
Pinfish (Sailor's Choice) ............................... ...... 3 22,700
Pom pano .................................................................... 26 449,345
Porkfish .................................................... ............ 3 10,305
Sea Bass (Redfish) ............................................. 33 1,353,614
Sea Trout (Gray) ................................................. 20 184,439
Sea Trout (Spotted) ............................................ 33 4,764,843
Shad .............................. .................... .............. 7 666,348
Shad (Hickory) ........---............................--.. .. 2 41,263
Sheepshead ........................................ ................. 28 295,984
Skipjack ........................................ ........ .......... 8 484,640
Snapper, Mangrove ............................ ---....... 16 245,630
Snapper, Red ........................................................... 19 2,981,668
Snook (Sergeant Fish)............................................ 15 573,735












Spot .......... ................................... .. ..
Stingray ....................... ................ .
Sturgeon ...............................................................
Sunfish ............................................. ....................
Tripletail (Black Perch) ......................................
Triggerfish ...........................................................
Tuna ................................................ .....................
Turbot .......................... ..........................................
W ahoo ............................ ...................................
W arsaw .................................................................
W hitting .................................................................
Yellowtail .........................................................

Total Food Fish........................... .. ..............


122,594
1,500
39,567
600
8,366
39,894
22
5,005
108
610
879,878
211,470

109,951,063


RECAPITULATION OF 1943 FISH CENSUS
NON-FOOD

Number of Number of
Species Reported Counties Pounds
Reported Reported
Menhaden ............................................................ 11 202,073,261
Sharks ................................................................... 1 59,290
Trash Fish ............................................................... 5 5,382,547

Total Non-Food Fish............................... .. .207,515,098


SHELL FISH

Number of Number of
Species Reported Counties Gallons
Reported Reported
Oysters ..................................................................... 16 120,344
Clam s .......................................................................... 6 3,398
Scallops ,................................ .... ...... 4 97

Total Shell Fish........................... ....................... 123,839

MISCELLANEOUS

Number of -Number of
Species Reported Counties Pounds
Reported Reported
Blue Crabs ........ .............................................. 13 5,065,914
Conchs .............................................................. 2 9,520
Crayfish ............................... ............................ 8 1,910,766
Sea Turtles ............................................................. 8 50,086
Shrim p .................................... ....................... ...... 14 11,859,900
Stone Crabs ................................................. ... 10 128,684
Terrapin .................................... ..1 100
Turtle Meat ............................... .................. 1 9,393

Total .... ................................... 19,034,363













RECAPITULATION OF 1944 FISH CENSUS BY SPECIES-
FOOD FISH

Number of Number of
Species Reported Counties Pounds
Reported Reported
Am berjack ...... ...........................-..........-..... 10 113,717
B allyhoo .............. ............................. .......... 2 5,200
Barracuda ........................................ ........ ............ 4 20,264
Bluefish ........................................ ............... 27 1,474,921
Blue Runner ................................................ ....... 15 963,777
Bottom Fish (Mixed) ....-..................---- ............... 27 2,190,459
Bream ...................... .. .................... ............... 15 1,465,284
Butterfish ............................................ .. .............. 13 142,180
Cabio ............................- ......................... .............. 9 14,250
Catfish .....................................--....-...........-... 21 4,521,365
Cero --..--........................... ..... .... ............ ... 3 21,700
Cigarfish .................... .. ... ............................ 3 45,688
Crappie ...................................... .............. ......... 13 622,739
Crevalle ........ ----...........-.....--......... -------..... 14 242,702
Croaker ....... --- ---...............-... ............... -------9 25,593
Dolphin ......................... ............................ 6 31,191
Drum ............................................ 16 199,671
Eels ............................ .. --........-.............. 3 68,584
Flounders ............................. ................ ...... 28 180,069
Frogs ...............----- .................................. 6 33,070
G ar ................ .................................................. 2 409,235
G roupers .......................................... ................. 26 8,224,956
G runts ......................... ......................-............. 6 30,227
H erring ......................................--- ....... ...... ........... 2 361,326
Hogfish .................................-- ......-.........----... 5 52,278
Jewfish ..........................................- -...............- .14 218,219
Kingfish (King Mackerel) .................................. 18 2,041,988
Ladyfish ...............................-.....- -.....-......... 4 155,293
L in g .................. ..................... .......... ............ 1 298
M ackerel .................--...--......... .... ................. 29 8,886,829
M oonfish ............................-- ................. .... 1 12,800
M ullet .................... .. ..........-.................... 37 39,657,603
Silver M ullet .................... ........... .................... 1 14,533
M uttonfish ............................. ...................... 7 193,765
Perm it ........................... ............................ 6 40,261
Pigfish ....................................................................... 7 28,174
Pinfish (Sailor's Choice) .-.............--.................... 4 32,968
Pom pano ............................. ................. ................ 28 502,567
Porkfish ..................... ... ......................................... 2 29,408
Sea Bass (Redfish) ..........................- ................ 31 1,136,639
Sea Trout (Gray) ..............--..........- ............. 16 196,918
Sea Trout (Spotted) .....................--............... 33 3,462,039
Shad ..........-----.................... ...... .... --7 810,838
Shad (Hickory) ...........................--- -............ 3 32,586
Sheepshead ..............--- -....--..... ............. 25 315,982
Skipjack .................................. .. .................... 7 334,999
Snapper, M angrove ............................. ...... ...... 15 180,301
Snapper, Red ...-..-........--..--......-.... ......... 20 3,505,935
Snook (Sergeant Fish) ......................-.................. 16 522,149
Spot .....................-........ ....-.-.....-- -- ------ ------ 18 166,304
Stingray .......................... ---.... ... ---...... ... 1 2,000












RECAPITULATION OF 1944 FISH CENSUS BY SPECIES-
FOOD FISH- (Continued)

Number of Number of
Species Reported Counties Reported
Pounds Reported
Sturgeon .............................................. 3 2,714
Tripletail (Black Perch) ...................................... 4 5,408
Triggerfish .............................. .............. 2 57,634
Turbot .................... ................ .............. 3 144,976
Wahoo ................... ...... ................ 1 236
W arsaw ........................... ........... .............. 2 3,288
W hitting ............................ .... .................. 14 730,739
Yellowtail ........................... ..... ............. 7 203,757
Total Food Fish................................... 85,090,594


RECAPITULATION OF 1944 FISH CENSUS-NON FOOD FISH

Number of Number of
Species Reported Counties Pounds
Reported Reported
M enhaden ............... .. ................................... 9 30,714,997
Sharks ........................................ .. .............. 1 645,200
Sharks Livers ............................................... 1 1,000
Trash Fish ............................... .................. 11 2,054,378
Total Non-Food Fish............................................. 33,415,575


RECAPITULATION OF 1944 FISH CENSUS-SHELL FISH

Number of Number of
Species Reported Counties Gallons
Reported Reported
Oysters .................................... ................. 15 177,982
Clams ......................... .........-.............. 4 20,922
Scallops ..................................... ..... ......... 5 2,457
Total Shell Fish .................................................... 201,361


RECAPITULATION OF 1944 FISH CENSUS-MISCELLANEOUS


Number of
Species Reported Counties
Reported
Blue Crabs ....................................... 16
Conchs :................................ ... .............. 5
Crayfish .............................................. ...... 8
Sea Turtles ............................ ............... 7
Shrimp ............................................... ..... 15
Stone Crabs .................................................... 9
Terrapin ................................... .. ............. 1
Turtle M eat ........................ ..... ...- .......... 2
T total .................................................... .................


Number of
Pounds
Reported
6,120,616
50,858
1,176,044
58,450
11,542,512
125,094
891
24,587
19,099,052












RECAPITULATION OF 1944 FISH CENSUS BY COUNTIES

Misc.
Crabs
Non-Food Shell Crayfish
Counties Food Fish Fish Fish Shrimp
& Etc.

Bay 2,854,139 6,300 6,807 15,000
Brevard 1,699,209 ....... ....... 542,064
Broward 1,025,455 ...... ..... 45,800
Charlotte 6,754,166 ........ ........ 2,000
Citrus 3,224,620 ........ 6,083 12,050
Clay 289,125 ...... ........ 312
Collier 6,991,357 .......
Dade 7,395,167 ........ 800 848,526
Dixie 641,538
Duval 1,207,438 352,000 11,035 5,538,223
Escambia 4,012,429 7,716 8,232 242,747
Franklin 2,325,531 1,000 104,862 1,825,692
Glades 892,102 ....... ........ 20,732
Gulf 83,000 ........ 6,000 20,000
Hendry 223,854 ........ ..............
Hernando 66,738
Hillsborough 2,306,152 ........ ....... 4,000
Indian River 1,368,713 11,503 ........ 32,080
Lee 775,632 ........ 1,767 11,760
Levy 2,146,848 ........ 174
Manatee 3,845,363 11,159 400 205,129
Martin 872,982 775,200 ........ 3,258
Monroe 296,816 6,000 ........ 208,528
Nassau 217,164 30,574,480 2,336 2,773,018
Okaloosa 2,120,693 36,850 ........ 17
Okeechobee 880,461 ........ ........ 4,455
Palm Beach 4,883,414 355 480 385,750
Pasco 1,126,347
Pinellas 8,769,653 560 21,834 1,879
Putnam 4,368,458 1,297,552 ........ 934,578
St. Johns 155,468 ........ ........ 2,895,054
St. Lucie 1,894,269 4,400 ........ 167,736
Santa Rosa 50,516 ....... ........ 1,225
Sarasota 4,497,304 ........ 850 2,000
Seminole 304,200 ........ 1,960 50,000
Taylor 724,916
Volusia 1,380,410 330,000 27,022 2,302,839
Wakulla 2,334,540 ........ 635 2,600
Walton 84,407 500 84

Totals 85,090,594 33,415,575 201,361 19,099,052












TARPON SPRINGS SPONGE EXCHANGE, INC.
TARPON SPRINGS, FLORIDA
1943

ANNUAL REPORT ON SPONGES SOLD THROUGH THE
TARPON SPRINGS SPONGE EXCHANGE, INC.


Rock Island
Sheepwool
Bunches


Large Wool ...................
Medium and
Small Wool ............
Large Wool Rags..........
Medium and Small
Wool Rags .............


Y ellow ..........................
Grass .......................




Rock Island Wool......
Yellow and Grass......


4,550 $ 537,776.39


6,174
3,668

12,409

26,801


Yellow and Grass
.. 4,939
10,033

14,972

Grand Total
26,801
14,972

41,773


Sponges sold at Key West during 1943 amounted to..............$10,730.50


Total


Average Per
Bunch
$118.19

75.14
96.67

54.54


$ 19.66
17.43


463,913.98
354,608.97

676,772.87

$2,033,072.21


$ 97,122.67
174,883.83

$ 272,006.50


$2,033,072.21
272,006.50

$2,305,078.71












TARPON SPRINGS SPONGE EXCHANGE, INC.
TARPON SPRINGS, FLORIDA
1944

ANNUAL REPORT ON SPONGES SOLD THROUGH THE
TARPON SPRINGS SPONGE EXCHANGE, INC.


Large Wool ..................
Medium and
Small W ool ................
Large Wool Rags..........
Medium and Small
W ool Rags ..................


Yellow ........ .........
Grass ----................


Rock Island Wool........
Yellow and Grass........


Yellow and Grass
S 4,295 $ 99,593.38
10,946 190,797.90

15,241 $ 290,391.28


Grand Total
$2,244,026.98
290,391.28

$2,534,418.26


Sponges Sold at Key West During 1944 Amounted to..............$75,391.09
L


Rock Island
Sheepwool
Bunches
2,315

6,595
3,601

9,779

22,290


Total

$ 578,105.93

637,885.35
456,325.88

571,709.82

$2,244,026.98


Average Per
Bunch
$249.72

96.72
126.72

58.47


23.18
17.43






























RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS

January 1st, 1943 through December 31st, 1943












STATE CONSERVATION FUND
SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS FOR
YEAR JANUARY 1, 1943 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 1943

BALANCE AND RECEIPTS
Balance Credited to State Conservation
Fund in Comptroller's Office as of
December 31st, 1942 .........................................$65,676.35
Balance Credited to State Conservation
Fund in Capit&l City Bank as of
December 31st, 1942 ........................................ 212.61
Balance Credit in Comptroller's Office in
Emergency Fund Appropriation of
1941 Legislature ...............................$35,000.00 $100,888.96

RECEIPTS
Commercial Salt Water Fishing Industry-
Resident Wholesale Seafood Dealers Licenses....$26,900.00
Resident Retail Seafood Dealers Licenses.......... 22,570.00
Resident Commercial Fishing and Oyster Boat
Licenses ................................................. ............ .. 13,334.25
Alien or Non-resident Commercial Fishing and
Oyster Boat Licenses........................................... 775.00
Alien or Non-resident Commercial Fishermen
Licenses ........................................ .......... ...... 970.00
Excess Net Commercial Licenses............................ 77.00
Pound Net License...................................................... 25.00
Sale of Shipping Permit Tags............................. 2,284.85 $ 66,936.10

Shrimp Fishing Industry
Resident Shrimp Fishing Boat Licenses..............$ 2,266.80
Alien or Non-resident Shrimp Fishing Boat
Licenses ................................................................. 1,925.00
Alien or Non-resident Shrimp Fishermen
Licenses .................................................................... 1,495.00 $ 5,686.80

Menhaden Fishing Industry
Resident Menhaden Fishing Boat Licenses........$ 738.75
Alien or Non-resident Menhaden Fishing Boat
Licenses .................................................................... 250.00
Alien or Non-resident Menhaden Fishermen
Licenses ................................................................. 1,270.00
Purse Seine Licenses ........................................ 675.00 $ 2,933.75

Oyster Industry
Oyster Bottom Lease Rentals......................... $ 1,263.46
Two Cent Privilege Tax on Oysters Gathered.... 1,273.60
Three Cent Privilege Tax on Oysters Gathered 1,006.87 $ 3,543.93

Sponge Industry
Resident Sponge Fishing Boat Licenses................$, 1,130.50
Alien or Non-resident Sponge Fishing Boat
License ................................................. .......... 25.00 $ 1,155.75

Pleasure Fishing
Resident Pleasure Fishing Boat Licenses..........$ 573.35
Alien or Non-resident Pleasure Fishing Boat
Licenses .................................................................... 50.00 $ 623.35












Oyster Shell Sales
Sale of Oyster Shell............................ .............$ 8,453.53 $ 8,453.53


Miscellaneous Collections
Sale of Confiscated Fish, Nets and Other Equip-
m ent ......................................................................$ 1,029.85
Sale of Pontiac Automobile ............................... 250.00
Sale of Patrol Boat "Manatee"............................. 250.00
Sale of Old Desk ..................................................... 5.00
Sale of Old Typewriter......................................................... 26.00
Sale of.Scrap Rubber Salvaged from Shores.... 102.61
Court Costs Collected .............................................. 36.75
Refunds on Insurance and Other Small Items.... 349.97


$ 2,050.18

$192,272.35


Disbursements
Administrative and Office:
Salaries ..................................... ..... $12,157.50
Traveling Expenses ................................ 944.75
Printing and Stationery .............. 537.07
Sundry Supplies .............-.. ....... 30.15
Telegraph and Telephone .............. 98.76
Postage and Box Rent ............-- ........ 808.00
Employees' Bonds ................................ 65.00
Employees' Insurance ................... 29.15
Office Rents ........................................... 1,572.00 $16,242.38

Field Division:
Traveling Expenses, Attorney Gen-
eral ....................................... ............. $ 82.68
Salaries ..................................... ..... 32,120.00
Traveling Expenses ........................... 17,456.54
Printing and Stationery ........................ 2,327.50
Purchases, Operations and Mainte-
nance of Patrol Boats ............................ 5,260.61
Telegraph and Telephone ................. 860.96
Employees' Insurance ........................... 621.24
Employees' Bonds ........... ................. 93.50
M iami Office Rent ................................ 87.50
Money Order Fees Paid by Agents...... 39.95
Agents' Badges Purchased .................. 55.44
Storage on Confiscated Fish ........... 10.00
Sundry Supplies .................................... 60.15
Refunds Made ...................................... 208.70 $59,284.77

Appropriation of the 1941 Legislature
Which Was Charged Off by State
Comptroller in Closing His Books
June 30, 1943 ................................... $35,000.00 $35,000.00 $110,527.15
$ 81,745.20


Balance Credited to State Conservation
Fund in Comptroller's Office De-
cember 31, 1943..................................
Balance Credited to State Conservation
Fund in Capital City Bank De-
cember 31, 1943 ...............................


$81,357.90

387.30 $ 81,745.20
































RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS

January 1st, 1944 through December 31st, 1944












STATE CONSERVATION FUND
SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS FOR
YEAR JANUARY 1, 1944 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 1944

BALANCES AND RECEIPTS
Balance Credited to State Conservation Fund in
Comptroller's Office as of January 1, 1944......$81,357.90
Balance Credited to State Conservation Fund in
Capital City Bank as of January 1, 1944........ 387.30 $ 81,745.20

RECEIPTS
Commercial Salt Water Fishing Industry
Resident Wholesale Seafood Dealers Licenses....$27,650.00
Resident Retail Seafood Dealers Licenses.......... 22,360.00
Resident Commercial Fishing and Oyster Boat
Licenses ............................................................... 15,534.05
Alien or Non-resident Commercial Fishing Boat
Licenses ..................... ....... ............. 975.00
Alien or Non-resident Commercial Fishermen
Licenses ....................................... ........ 500.00
Excess Net Commercial Licenses ..-...................... 49.00
Sale of Shipping Permit Tags.................----................. 2,416.70 $ 69,484.75

Shrimp Fishing Industry
Resident Shrimp Fishing Boat Licenses................---$ 2,264.30
Alien or Non-resident Shrimp Fishing Boat
Licenses ..................................... .......... .... 1,350.00
Alien or Non-resident S h r i m p Fishermen
Licenses .................... .................. ... .. 805.00 $ 4,419.30

Menhaden Fishing Industry
Resident Menhaden Fishing Boat Licenses..........$ 405.30
Alien or Non-resident Menhaden Fishing Boat
Licenses ................... ..... ............ 200.00
Alien or Non-resident Menhaden Fishermen
Licenses ...................................... 900.00
Purse Seine Licenses ................................................ 375.00 $ 1,880.30

Oyster Industry
Oyster Bottom Lease Rentals...................... ........$ 772.75
Two Cent Privilege Tax on Oysters Gathered.... 1,246.71
Three Cent Privilege Tax on Oysters Gathered 1,360.00 $ 3,379.46


Sponge Industry
Resident Sponge Fishing Boat Licenses..............$ 724.45
Alien or Non-resident Sponge Fishing Boat
License ........................ ..... ..................................... 25.00 $

Pleasure Fishing
Resident Pleasure Fishing Boat Licenses..............$ 1,311.15
Alien or Non-resident Pleasure Fishing Boat
Licenses ............. ........... ......... ..... .... 100.00 $


749.45



1,411.15


Oyster Shell Sales
Sale of Oyster Shell ............................................$10,512.38 $ 10,512.38












Miscellaneous Collections
Sale of Plymouth Automobile ................................$ 150.00
Sale of Engine from Boat "Punjab".................. 150.00
Sale of Propeller from Boat "Punjab"............ 10.80
Sale of Postage, Returned to Parties Over Re-
mitting Less Than $1.00 for Licenses............ 22.06
Sale of Confiscated Fish, Nets, etc........................ 1,851.37
Long Distance Telephone Calls Collected........... 23.65
Old Checks Charged Off, Afterwards Col-
lected -..... ... ..................... .............. 33.45
Court Costs Collected ................................... 4.50
Small Boat Rental Collected............................... 5.00
Discounts Collected .-..............----. ---.......... 1.35
Refunds on Insurance Collected ............................ 212.26
Refunds Made by Comptroller on Licenses....... 4.45
Old Warrants Credited Back to Our Account
by Comptroller ......................-...--..--- 186.95
Warrant No. 15307 Canceled..... --................- 3.24
Check No. 268 Canceled.................................... 1.05 $ 2,660.13
$94,496.92 $176,242.12

Disbursements
Administrative and Office:
Salaries ......................... .................. ....$12,126.00
Traveling Expenses ............................. 677.95
Hotel and Meals......... .................... 441.20
Office Rents ...................................... .. 1,572.00
Printing and Stationery ............. 728.41
Postage and Box Rent ...................... 1,012.00
Telegraph and Telephone ............. 99.82
Employees' Bonds .......................--- 45.00
Employees' Insurance ............................ 43.53
Repairs, Office Equipment ............ 23.00 $16,762.91

Field Division:
Salaries ......... ............-. ......$37,698.40
Traveling Expenses ................................ 14,037.05
Hotel and M eals .................................. 3,158.98
Miami Office Rent .........................-...--- 139.75
Printing and Stationery ...................... 3,644.44
Money Order Fees Paid by Agents.... 45.01
Telegraph and Telephone .............. 912.34
Employees' Bonds .......................... 133.50
Employees' Insurance ....:....................... 1,345.79
Repairs to Boats ............................ 5,155.75
Boat Dockage .-.........-- ..........- 315.50
Gas and Oils ...................... .......... 2,334.87
Boat Tags ---- -----..............--......-- ....--- .. 117.60
Minor Supplies, Miami Office ........ 11.05
Express Charges .................-.---- 11.22
Refunds Made ........................ ...... 530.90
Old Claim of T. R. Hodges Paid........ 400.00 $69,992.15












Miscellaneous Items:
Old Warrant, Dr. I. N. Kennedy.......
Old Warrant, Hasting Herald..............
Refund, Bank Check No. 273; Flor
ida Shrimp Co.....................
Refund, Bank Check No. 274; Feli
Newbold ......................... --........-...
Returned Check, L. R. Crews, and Li
cense Canceled ........ ..............


$ 150.00
7.00

7.25
x
S 22.75

10.00 $ 197.00 $ 86,952.06

$86,755.06 $86,558.06 $ 89,290.06


Balances as of January 1, 1945
Balance Credited to State Conservation
Fund in Comptroller's Office De-
cember 31, 1944.................................. $89,160.06
Balance Credited to State Conservation
Fund in Capital City Bank De-
cember 31, 1944 ................................. 130.00 $ 89,290.06