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TENTH BIENNIAL REPORT


SHELL FISH DIVISION

OF THE

Department of Agriculture

OF THE


State of


Florida
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FOR THE YEARS 1931-1932


ROSE PRINTING COMPANY, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA


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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL


DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, STATE OF FLORIDA
COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE
SHELL FISH DIVISION

To His Excellency,
David Sholtz,
Governor of the State of Florida.

Sir:
We'have the honor to submit herewith the Biennial Report
of the Shell Fish Division of the Department of Agriculture
for the years 1931 and 1932.

Respectfully submitted,

G. W. DAVIS,
Shell Fish Commissioner.

NATHAN MAYO,
Commissioner of Agriculture.






































































St. MARKS LIGHT, WHICH HAS BEEN A GUIDE TO THE FISH-
ING FLEET SINCE EIGHTEEN-THIRTY.













BIENNIAL REPORT

of the

SHELL FISH DEPARTMENT

of the

STATE OF FLORIDA

THE wide waters of the sea have a food producing area
which is practically unlimited and Florida is blessed with
more sea food producing territory than any other State
in the Union, having more than three thousand miles of coastal
waters. Every county in the State bordering on these coastal
waters produce fish for commercial purposes, besides non-edi-
ble fish from which oil and fertilizer are manufactured. The
laws for the protection of food fish, however, prohibit their use
for fertilizer and oil and very few if any are caught with the
class of fish used by the factories.
Very few people realize fully the real value of the fishing
industry of Florida which gives employment to many thou-
sands of people and commercially ranks first among the money
producing products of the State. The bulk of fish caught are
mullet which the laws of the State protect during their spawn-
ing season and they are rapidly increasing in numbers and size
from year to year. No estimate has been placed on the value of
the roe produced by the mullet, however, its potential value as
well as that of the mullet itself is unlimited.
From the standpoint of the sportsman, fishing is one of the
greatest attractions Florida has to offer.
It is the desire of this Department to co-operate in every
way with the fishermen and dealers of the State. We realize
that the laws of the Department should be enforced in order to
insure a continual commercial supply of the commodities which
the department has jurisdiction over. The efforts of the Shell
Fish Commissioner are directed toward the conservation of
these valuable resources.
In December 1931 an "Eat More Fish" promotional cam-
paign was launched. This campaign was carried on by radio,
cooking schools, lectures, demonstrations and the distribution
of posters and literature.











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At the end of the year it was found that there had been a
2,000,000 pound increase in the consumption of fish within the
State.

LAW ENFORCEMENT
The area in Florida to be patrolled in the enforcement of the
fish, oyster and sponge laws covers a vast territory. In the
State of Florida there are thirty-five coast counties, twelve of
which are on the East Coast and twenty-three on the West
Coast. The Department maintains a constant patrol over the
entire territory and enforces the laws for the protection of
the industry.
The Deputy Shell Fish Commissioners patrol this territory
with cars and outboard motor boats. These motor boats arc
carried along with their cars on trailers where they will be
ready for use at a moment's notice. The Deputies also patrol
the inland counties enforcing the laws of the Department and
collecting license fees. All of this work is carried on under
the personal supervision of the Shell Fish Commissioner.
The records of the Department show that one hundred and
thirty-two arrests were made and one hundred and fifteen con-
victions were secured.











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FISH CULTURAL WORK

The State Fish Hatchery located at Welaka consists of breed-
ing ponds in which black bass and bream are hatched and a
glass jar shad hatchery.
The hatchery at Welaka is supplied with water from the St.
Johns River, the pumping plant being located on the bank of
the river.

BLACK BASS AND BREAM

The brood fish for the bass and bream hatchery ponds are
secured from commercial fishermen. These fish are brought to
the docks near the hatchery in well boats from which they are
transferred into tubs of water and then transplanted in hatch-
ery breeding ponds. The roe of an adult bass contains about
15,000 eggs and the time required for incubation is from seven
to ten days, according to temperature of water. The spawn-
ing season is from the middle of March until the middle or
latter part of June and in some cases later. The spawning sea-
son of the bream is from the latter part of March to October.
After the brood fish have spawned and the young fish have
reached the desired size they are caught in specially constructed
nets and distributed into the various lakes and streams over
the State.
Distribution of fish from hatchery is by shipment in specially
built fish cans carried by truck or train and always accompa-
nied by men instructed in handling live fish. It is important
and necessary that proper temperature be maintained by icing
while in transit and careful planting made into waters for
which the fish are destined. It has been the policy of the De-
partment during the past two years to request each applicant
to come to the hatchery for fish whenever possible which has
been a great saving to the Department, however, some de-
liveries have been made by trucks owned by the Department.
The young fish produced at the Welaka hatchery are dis-
tributed through various agencies over the State includ-
ing the Chambers of Commerce, Izaak Walton League, Sports-
men's Clubs, Business Men's Clubs, Community Clubs and
Church Associations and private citizens. A good portion of
these fish were assigned on request to the Department of Game
and Fresh Water Fish for distribution to specified waters.
Several counties over the State have established rearing ponds
for these young fish to be kept until they have grown to finger-
ling size, at which time they are to be distributed to the waters











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of their respective counties. The hatchery is encouraging this
work and co-operating in every way possible.
During the past biennium the production from the Welaka
hatchery of black bass and bream was 2,205,500.

SHAD HATCHERY

In 1931 the Department erected a new shad hatchery in
connection with the pond hatchery at Welaka. This hatchery
consists of a battery of fifty ounce glass jars, vats and fry
tanks.
The annual migration of shad from the ocean to the St. Johns
River begins about the middle of November and the season of
the greatest abundance is February and March. Adult shad are
caught in nets for the hatchery and are stripped of ripe eggs
while alive. They are afterwards transferred to the glass jars in
the hatchery. After the eggs have been in the hatchery jars for
forty-eight hours mortality has practically ceased. The usual pe-
riod of incubation is from four to twelve days. As the eggs hatch
the "fry" gently overflow into vats and tanks where they are
held for a period of from one to six weeks, at which time they
are allowed to overflow into the St. Johns River and begin their
journey down stream and pass out into the ocean. They are
then lost sight of until they come back into the waters in which
they were hatched, three or four years later, full grown and
ready to spawn. Little or practically nothing is known of the
existence of the shad in the ocean. The average number of eggs
from an adult shad is about 30,000, however, single fish have
been known to yield from 60,000 to 156,000 eggs. When shad
spawn they leave their eggs unguarded, the eggs sink to the
bottom where they remain until hatched, subject to the at-
tacks of fish and other water animals. Eels are especially de-
structive to shad spawn. The shad is one of the most palata-
ble and popular fishes. Its flesh is rich but not oily and the
roe is considered a great delicacy and is valued very highly
commercially. During the past biennium the production of
shad was 1,195,000.







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FISH PRODUCTION

Section 12 of Chapter 10123, Act of 1925, provides that the
Shell Fish Commissioner shall gather data of the commercial
fisheries and prepare the data biennially so as to show the real
abundance of the most important commercial fish and to make
such investigation of the various species of fish as will guide in
the collection and preparation of the statistical information
necessary to determine evidence of overfishing.
In order to secure this data it was necessary to send out
requests to each wholesale dealer for a report on fish handled.
While the information secured may be slightly under-estimated
still it may be considered to be fairly accurate.
Two hundred thirty-seven million three hundred eighty-two
thousand one hundred twenty three pounds of fish were caught
and shipped during the past two years.
The census taken shows the number of pounds of the various
species of fish handled during the biennial period as follows:


M ullet ...........................
T rout ............................
M ackerel .........................
Blue Fish ........................
K ing Fish .........................
R ed Fish ..........................
Sheephead .......................
Flounders ........................
Red Snapper ......................
Grouper ..........................
Pom pano .........................
Shad .............................
H erring ..........................
C atfish ...........................
B ream .........................
Black Bass .......................
Crappie .........................
Shrim p ..........................
Crayfish (Spiny Lobster)...........
Other Bottom Fish ................

T otal ............................


88,261,832
13,456.973
18,452,618
4,865,375
7,002,324
3,551,053
1,965,842
654,204
23,843,586
10,673,285
3,556,728
2,754,592
1,326,129
7,851,063
14,581,321
3,351,140
3,796,734
18,459,522
2,683,427
6,294,375

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OYSTERS AND CLAMS
The oyster may be determined as an edible mollusk, one of
the Lamellibranchiate Mollusca, which belongs to the genus
Ostrea, family Ostraeidae. Oysters will spawn in Florida wa-
ters during every month in the year, but the spawning season
is generally considered to be the best from March until Sep-
tember in Southern waters.
The young oyster grows very rapidly in the waters of this
State for the first twelve months, attaining a length of more
than three inches from hinge to mouth. Of course this rapid
growth is more marked at certain locations along the coast
according to the feeding matter contained in the waters. Or-
dinarily an oyster will attain its growth to a marketable size
of from three to five inches within two years, the second years
growth being considerably less than the first year. If undis-
turbed, oysters will grow to a length of from six to twelve
inches long.
During the past biennial period the Department planted
153,876 bushels of seed oysters on the various oyster reefs
of the State. There were 32,643 bushels of seed oysters planted
by private interests during the past biennial period.
The oyster has practically the same food value as meat and
its cost has increased less than any other animal food in the
last thirty years. It contains more iodine than any other food
in common use and is one of the most nutritious and easily
digested foods on the market and there is no reason today why
we should not give the oyster a prominent place in our diet.
Clams are plentiful on the West Coast of Florida, however,
they are found in their greatest abundance along the coastal
lands of Collier County where they are taken for the commer-
cial trade. These clams are dug by dredges and are canned at
a large clam canning factory located at Marco, Florida.
During the past biennial period there were 36,692 gallons
of clams handled in the State of Florida.
The sworn statements of shell fish dealers filed in the office
of the Shell Fish Commissioner shows that the following num-
ber of barrels of oysters and clams were handled in the State
during the past biennial period:
Number of barrels of oysters handled in 1931 58,734
Number of barrels of clams handled in 1931 10,850 69,584

Number of barrels of oysters handled in 1932 61,574
Number of barrels of clams handled in 1932 7,496 69,070











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SHRIMP

The shrimp industry of the State of Florida is an all year
round industry and gives employment to many people along
the coast. Fernandina, St. Augustine, Fort Pierce, New Smyr-
na, Cape Canaveral and Cocoa on the East Coast and Apalachi-
cola on the West Coast are the centers of the shrimping indus-
try, however, shrimp are found along the entire coast line of
Florida. Extensive shipments of raw shrimp are made to
northern as well as local markets. Shrimp canneries are oper-
ated in various parts of the State and a survey of the industry
indicates that during the past two years approximately
Eighteen million four hundred fifty nine thousand five hun-
dred twenty two pounds of shrimp were shipped and canned
during that period.

CRAYFISH AND CRABS

Crayfish or "Florida Lobster" another highly prized crusta-
cean inhabit the rocky coast of Florida from Sarasota County
south on the West Coast to Broward County on the East
Coast and are caught in great numbers and shipped to north-
ern as well as local markets.
During 1931 the crayfish hatchery at Key West hatched 92,-
000,000 lobster which were released in nearby waters. This
hatchery was not operated during the 1932 season due to the
lack of funds.

Stone crabs, one of the greatest delicacies of Florida waters,
are found at various points along the East and West Coasts.
They are found in their greatest abundance on Matacumba
Reef.
The Blue Crab, also a choice article of food, is found in all
of the coastal waters of Florida.












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SPONGE INDUSTRY

The sponge is a marine plant and grows rapidly from a small
piece cut from the green sponge. One of commercial size can
be grown in thirty-five months from a small cutting.

The sponge grounds are located along the West Coast of
Florida from Franklin County south and around on the East
Coast as far up as Dade County. They are taken inside the
jurisdiction of the State by hook and beyond by divers. The
sponge taken from Florida waters are of quick growth and
of the finest quality. The protection afforded the sponge indus-
try by this D'-p,;rtiii'ht- prevents the taking or gathering of
sponges less than five inches in diameter.
D)iiiir-_ th- I.. .nnium 7,458,034 sponges were brought in by
1Fl. ',i,, ...-.-. These had a market value of approximately
$*.11111,.li I. T'.tiled according to species as follows:
Large W ool ........................ 3,839,459
Small Wool ....................... 2,102,301
Y ellow ............................. 848,211
Grass ............................. 483,842
W ire .....:......................... 184,221

TotI .... ................. ...... 7,458,034

The bulk of the sponge marketed in the State is sold at Tar-
pon Springs which is considered the largest sponge market in
the world, at which point a mammoth exchange building is
located. This building is constructed of brick with a large
cement court in the center in which the various kinds of sponge
are piled on sale days. Individual rooms with iron gratings are
built along this court in which the sponge from various ships
are stored until sold.
The sponge buyers place sealed bids for each lot of sponge
sold and the highest bidder secures the sponge, provided the
exchange does not withdraw it from sale on account of the bids
being too low. Of course some sponge are sold independent
of the exchange.

The large wool sponge are graded in bunches of about twelve
sponge while the small wool contains about twenty-one to the
bunch. Yellow sponge runs about eibht while grass and wire
run at six and seven to the bunch. Of Iourse the wool sponge
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SHELL FISH FUND

RECEIPTS
JANUARY 1ST, 1931 THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST, 1931

FIsII INDUSTRY


Fish Dealers' Licenses ..............
Fish Boat Licenses .................
Alien or Non-resident Fishing Licenses
Alien or Non-resident Boat Licenses..
Purse Seine Licenses ................
Dredge Boat Licenses ...............
Excess Net Tags ...................


23,535.00
10,280.15
2,722.50
2,090.00
500.00
25.00
61.00


$ 39,213.65


OYSTER INDUSTRY


Oyster Dealers' Licenses ............$
Canning Factory Licenses ..........
Lease Rentals and Fees .............
Recording and Transfer Fees ........
Sale Oyster Measures and Tags ......


7,230.00
200.00
1,264.73
59.50
11.50 $ 8,765.73


Two CENT PRIVILEGE TAX


Two Cent Privilege Tax Fund ........ $ 1,391.69


$ 1,391.69


THREE CENT PRIVILEGE TAX


Three Cent Privilege Tax Fund (Credit
on Loan) ......................$ 1,762.03

SPONGE INDUSTRY

Sponge Boat Licenses .............. $ 533.25


$ 1,762.03


$ 533.25











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MISCELLANEOUS COLLEC
Confiscated Fish ................ .. .$
Confiscated Leads, Corks and Lines...
Confiscated Nets ...................
Sale of Crude Oil Storage Tank at Apa-
lachicola to Montgomery, Shep-
pard and Oliver, Apalachicola ...
Sale of Old Water Cistern at Apa-
lachicola to Reliable Fish and
Oyster Company, Apalachicola ..
Witness Fees Various Court Cases....
Handling Seines at Moore Haven, Fla.
Refund on Fuel Oil Used on Dredge
Franklin by Biological Survey, U.
S. Department of Agriculture....
Refund on Telegrams ..............
Payments on Dredge Franklin sold to
St. Johns River Line Co., Jack-
sonville .......................

Total Collections Year 1931..........
Balance in Shell Fish Fund December
31st, 1930 ....................
Balance in Two Cent Privilege Tax
Fund, December 31st, 1930.......
Balance in Three Cent Privilege Tax
Fund, December 31st, 1930 ......
Collections December, 1930-Credited
January, 1931 .................


TIONS
146.93
50.00
50.00


75.00


25.00
13.35
30.00


12.90
.31


700.00


$ 1,103.49

$ 52,769.84

9,444.60

288.83

15,201.95


6,254.55

$ 83,959.77











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SHELL FISH FUND

EXPENDITURES
JANUARY 1ST. 1931, THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST, 1931.

EXPENDITURES FROM SHELL FISH FUND THROUGH
FOLLOWING NINETEEN ACCOUNTS:


Salary Shell Fish Commissioner (Jan-
uary 1st, 1931, through June 30th,
1930*) ........................ $
Salary Bookkeeper .................
Salary Secretary to Commissioner....
Salary (3) Patrolmen and Inspectors..
Salary (1) Deputy Patrolman and In-
spector ........................
Salary (1) Deputy Patrolman and In-
spector ........................
Salary (1) Deputy Patrolman and In-
spector ........................
Salary (1) Deputy Patrolman and In-
spector ........................
Salary (1) Deputy Patrolman and In-
spector .......................
Salary Chief Engineer ..............
Salary Seaman .....................
Salary Seaman .....................
Traveling Expenses, Commissioner...
Traveling Expenses Deputies.........
P stage ......................... ..
Printing, Stationery and Other Ex-
penses ........................
Rent, Purchase, Operation and Contin-
gent Expenses of Boats..........
Refund Leases, Licenses, Legal and
Miscellaneous Expenses ........

*Beginning July 1st, 1931, the salary
of the Shell Fish Commissioner
was paid from the General Reve-
nue Fund.


3,000.00
1,966.70
2,058.30
4,877.42

1,800.00

1,050.00

1,800.00

1,575.00

1,519.06
1,932.43
691.20
775.00
507.95
4,735.51
580.00

1,175.53

3,668.73

858.62 $ 34,571.45











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EXPENDITURES DIRECT FROM "SHELL FISH FUND"

Extra Deputy Patrolman and Inspec-
tion Service ................... 275.00
Extra Office Help .................. 1,575.00
Traveling Expenses Deputies ........ 3,917.41
Refund Leases, Licenses, Legal and
Miscellaneous Expenses ......... 150.00
Expenditures on Fish Hatchery No. 1 373.81
Expenditures on Fish Hatchery No. 2 3,881.53
Expenditures on Fish Hatchery No. 4 2,330.52
Expenditures from Two Cent Privilege
Tax Fund ..................... 423.28
Transferred from Shell Fish Fund to
Fish Hatchery Fund January 1st,
1931, through December 31st, 1931,
in accordance with Chapter 10123
General Laws of 1925 ........... 3,390.89 $ 16,317.44

$ 50,888.89
Balance in Shell Fish Fund December
31st, 1931 .................... 7,085.20
Balance in Two Cent Privilege Tax
Fund December 31st, 1931 ...... 1,294.87
Balance in Three Cent Privilege Tax
Fund December 31st, 1931 ..... 17,017.06
Collections December, 1931-Credited
in January, 1932 ............... 7,673.75

$ 83,959.77

NOTE: Under an Act of the Legislature the Shell Fish Com-
missioner's Salary of $375.00 per month has been paid
from the General Revenue Fund since July 1st, 1931.










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TWO CENT PRIVILEGE TAX FUND
RECEIPTS

January 1st, 1931, through December 31st, 1931.
Balance in Two Cent Privilege Tax
Fund December 31st, 1930.......$ 288.83
Collections January 1st, 1931, through
December 31st, 1931 ............ 1,429.32 $ 1,718.15

EXPENDITURES
Amount expended from fund January
1st, 1931, through December 31st,
1931 .......................... $ 423.28
Balance in Fund December 31st, 1931 1,294.87 $ 1,718.15

THREE CENT PRIVILEGE TAX FUND

RECEIPTS
January 1st, 1931, through December 31st, 1931.
Balance in Three Cent Privilege Tax
Fund December 31st, 1930 .......$ 15,201.95
Collections January 1st, 1931 through
December 31st, 1931.............. 1,815.11 $ 17,017.06

EXPENDITURES
No Expenditures made from this Fund
during Year 1931-Balance in
Fund December 31st, 1931 ......$ 17,017.06 $ 17,017.06










SHELL FISH DIVISION


SPECIAL SHELL FISH COMMISSION PLANTING FUND
RECEIPTS

January 1st, 1931, through December 31st, 1931.

Balance in Special Shell Fish Com-
mission Planting Fund December
31st, 1930 ......................$ 47,404.11 $ 47,404.11

EXPENDITURES

Amount expended from fund January
1st, 1931, through December 31st,
1931 ..........................$ 2,386.31
Balance in Fund December 31st, 1931 45,017.80 $ 47,404.11


SPECIAL SHELL FISH FUND FOR COUNTIES

RECEIPTS

January 1st, 1931, through December 31st, 1931.

Balance in Special Shell Fish Fund
for Counties January 1st, 1931...$ 99.91
No Collections during year 1931...... $ 99.91

EXPENDITURES

No expenditures made from this Fund
January 1st, 1931, through Decem-
ber 31st, 1931-Balance in Fund
December 31st, 1931 ............$ 99.91 $ 99.91











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FISH HATCHERY FUND

RECEIPTS

January 1st, 1931, through December 31st, 1931.
Balance in Fish Hatchery Fund, Janu-
ary 1st, 1931 ................... $ 17.25
Total amount transferred from Shell
Fish Fund to Fish Hatchery Fund
January 1st, 1931, through Decem-
ber 31st, 1931, in accordance with
Chapter 10123 General Laws of
1925 .......................... 3,390.89 $ 3,408.14


EXPENDITURES

Operation and Upkeep of Fish Hatch-
ery No. 1 ......................$ 262.50
Operation and Upkeep of Fish Hatch-
ery No. 2 ...................... 1,545.88
Operation and Upkeep of Fish Hatch-
ery N o. 4 ...................... 1,554.87
Balance in Fish Hatchery Fund Decem-
ber 31, 1931 .................... 44.89 $ 3,408.14











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SUMMARY
RECEIPTS

January 1st, 1931, through December 31st, 1931.


Balance in all Funds January 1st,
1931 .......................... $
Collections Fish Industry ........... 39,213.65
Collections Oyster Industry ......... 8,765.73
Collections Two Cent Privilege Tax.. 1,391.69
Collections Three Cent Privilege Tax 1,762.03
Collections Sponge Industry ......... 533.25
Miscellaneous Collections ........... 1,103.49


$ 72,456.65


52,769.84

$125,226.49


EXPENDITURES

January 1st, 1931, through December 31st, 1931.
Salaries and Expenses ..............$ 47,074.72
Expenditures from Two Cent Priv-
ilege Tax Fund ................ 423.28
Expenditures from Special Shell Fish
Commission Planting Fund ..... 2,386.31
Expenditures from Fish Hatchery
Fund ......................... 3,363.25 $ 53


,247.56


Balance in All Funds December 31st,
1931 ..........................
Collections December 1931, Entered in
January 1932 .................. $
Collections December 1930, Entered in
January 1931 ..................


70,559.73


7,673.75

6,254.55 1,419.20

$125,226.49











TENTH BIENNIAL REPORT


SHELL FISH FUND

RECEIPTS
January 1st, 1932, through December 31st, 1932.

FISH INDUSTRY


Fish Dealers' Licenses ............. .$ 17,758.00
Fish Boat Licenses ................. 6,182.15
Alien or Non-Resident Fishing Licenses 1,320.00
Alien or Non-Resident Boat Licenses.. 1,040.00
Purse Seine Licenses ................ 375.00
Excess Net Tags .................... 19.00


$ 26,694.15


OYSTER INDUSTRY


Oyster Dealers' Licenses .......... $ 6,005.00
Canning Factory Licenses ........... 100.00
Lease Rentals and Fees ............. 2,384.17
Recording and Transfer Fees ........ 391.00

TWO CENT PRIVILEGE TAX
Two Cent Privilege Tax Fund ........ $ 1,580.17

THREE CENT PRIVILEGE TAX
Three Cent Privilege Tax (Credit on
Loan) .........................$ 1,774.51


$ 8,880.17



$ 1,580.17




$ 1,774.51


SPONGE INDUSTRY


Sponge Boat Licenses .............. $ 512.25


$ 512.25











SHELL FISH DIVISION


MISCELLANEOUS

Sale of Confiscated Fish ........... $ 37.82
Sale of Confiscated Leads, Corks and
Lines ......................... 115.00
Sale of Confiscated Nets ............. 74.50
Redeposit Various Warrants ........ 63.77
Payment on Dredge Franklin sold to
St. Johns River Line Co., Jackson-
ville .......................... 600.00
Payment on S. C. No. 144 sold to C. D.
Outzs, W akulla ................ 75.00
Empty'Oil Barrel Returned to Stan-
dard Oil Co., by Fish Hatchery
N o. 2 .......................... 2.00
Part Payments on 1931-1932 Licenses. 72.15 $ 1,040.24

Total Collections Year 1932.......... 40,481.49
Balance in Shell Fish Fund December
31st, 1931 ..................... 7,085.20
Balance in Two Cent Privilege Tax
Fund December 31st, 1931 ....... 1,294.87
Balance in Three Cent Privilege Tax
Fund December 31st, 1931 ....... 17,017.06
Collections December 1931-Entered
January 1932 .................. 7,673.75

$73,552.37











TENTH BIENNIAL REPORT


SHELL FISH FUND

EXPENDITURES
January 1st, 1932, through December 31st, 1932.
EXPENDITURES FROM SHELL FISH FUND FOR THE
FOLLOWING EIGHTEEN ACCOUNTS:
Salary Bookkeeper .................$ 1,920.00
Salary Secretary to Commissioner.... 1,999.92
Salary (3) Patrolmen and Inspectors.. 4,812.42
Salary (1) Deputy Patrolman and In-
spector ........................ 1,800.00
Salary (1) Deputy Patrolman and In-
spector ........................ 1,287.42
Salary (1) Deputy Patrolman and In-
spector ........................ 1,200.00
Salary (1) Deputy Patrolman and In-
spector ........................ 897.58
Salary (1) Deputy Patrolman and In-
spector ........................ 1,800.00
Salary Chief Engineer .............. 372.58
Salary Seaman ..................... 224.19
Salary Seaman .................... 600.00
Traveling Expenses Commissioner .. 1,216.55
Traveling Expenses Deputies ........ 8,074.98
Postage ........................... 650.00
Printing, Stationery and Other Ex-
penses ......................... 922.79
Rent, Purchase, Operation and Con-
tingent Expenses of Boats ....... 1,334.92
Refund Leases, Licenses, Legal and
Miscellaneous Expenses ......... 584.71 $ 29,698.06











SHELL FISII DIVISION


EXPENDITURES FROM "SHELL FISH FUND"
Extra Deputy Patrolman and Inspec-
tion Service ................... $ 1,689.03
Extra Office Help ................. 1,635.00
Expenditures on Fish Hatchery No. 2.. 2,505.55
Expenditures on Fish Hatchery No. 4.. 421.12
Transferred from Shell Fish Fund to
Fish Hatchery Fund January 1st,
1932, through December 31st, 1932,
in accordance with Chapter 10123
General Laws of 1925........... 4,476.89
Expenditures from Two Cent Privi-
lege Tax Fund ................. 763.33 $ 11,4


Balance in Shell Fish Fund December
31st, 1932 ......................
Balance in Two Cent Privilege Tax
F und ..........................
Balance in Three Cent Privilege Tax
F und ........................
Collections December 1932-Entered
January 1933 ..................


90.92


$ 41,188.98

7,033.45

2,139.11

18,848.91

4,341.92

$ 73,552.37











TENTH BIENNIAL REPORT


TWO CENT PRIVILEGE TAX FUND
RECEIPTS
January 1st, 1932, through December 31st, 1932.
Balance in Two Cent Privilege Tax
Fund December 31st, 1931 ...... $ 1,294.87
Collections January 1st, 1932, through
December 31st, 1932 ............ 1,607.57 $ 2,902.44


EXPENDITURES
Amount expended in replanting public
oyster reefs January 1st, 1932,
through December 31st, 1932.... $ 763.33
Balance in Fund December 31st, 1932. 2,139.11 $ 2,902.44


THREE CENT PRIVILEGE TAX FUND
RECEIPTS
January 1st, 1932, through December 31st, 1932.

Balance in Three Cent Privilege Tax
Fund December 31st, 1931 .......$ 17,017.06
Collections January 1st, 1932, through
December 31st, 1932 ............ 1,831.85 $ 18,848.91


EXPENDITURES
No Expenditures made from this Fund
during year 1932-Balance in
Fund December 31st, 1932 .......$ 18,848.91 $ 18,848.91











SHELL FISH DIVISION


SPECIAL SHELL FISH COMMISSION PLANTING FUND
RECEIPTS
January 1st, 1932, through December 31st, 1932.


Balance in Special Shell Fish Commis-
sion Planting Fund December 31st,
1931 .......................... $ 45,017.80

EXPENDITURES
Amount expended in replanting public
oyster reefs of State January 1st,
1932, through December 31st,
1932 ......................... $ 22,669.22
Balance in Fund December 31st, 1932.. 22,348.58


$ 45,017.80


$ 45,017.80


SPECIAL SHELL FISH FUND FOR COUNTIES
RECEIPTS
January 1st, 1932, through December 31st, 1932.

Balance in Special Shell Fish Fund for
Counties January 1st, 1932 .......$ 99.91
No Collections during year 1932 ........ 0.00 $

EXPENDITURES
No Expenditures made from this Fund
January 1st, 1932, through Decem-
ber 31st, 1932-Balance in Fund
December 31st, 1932 ............$ 99.91 $


99.91


99.91











TENTH BIENNIAL REPORT


FISH HATCHERY FUND

RECEIPTS
January 1st, 1932, through December 31st, 1932
Balance in Fish Hatchery Fund Jan-
uary 1st, 1932 .................. $ 44.89
Total amount transferred from Shell
Fish Fund to Fish Hatchery Fund
January 1st, 1932, through Decem-
ber 31st, 1932, in accordance with
Chapter 10123 General Laws of
1925 .......................... 4,476.89 $ 4,521.78


EXPENDITURES

Operation and Upkeep of Fish Hatch-
ery No. 2 ......................$ 2,315.67
Operation and Upkeep of Fish Hatch-
ery No. 4 ..................... 182.00
Balance in Fish Hatchery Fund Decem-
ber 31st, 1932 ................. 2,024.11 $ 4,521.78











SHELL FISH DIVISION


SUMMARY
RECEIPTS
January 1st, 1932, through December 31st,
Balance in all funds January 1st, 1932.$
Collections Fish Industry ........... 26,694.15
Collections Oyster Industry.......... 8,880.17
Collections Two Cent Privilege Tax.. 1,580.17
Collections Three Cent Privilege Tax.. 1,774.51
Collections Sponge Industry ......... 512.25
Miscellaneous Collections ............ 1,040.24
Collections December, 1931
Credited January 1932 $7,673.75
Collections December, 1932
Credited January 1933 4,341.92 3,331.83


1932.
$ 70,559.73


43,813.32

$114,373.05


EXPENDITURES

January 1st, 1932, through December 31st, 1932.
Salaries and Expenses ..............$ 35,948.76
Expenditures from Two Cent Privilege
Tax Fund ..................... 763.33
Expenditures from Special Shell Fish
Commission Planting Fund...... 22,669.22
Expenditures from Fish Hatchery
Fund .......................... 2,497.67
Balance in all Funds December 31st,
1932 .......................... 52,494.07

$114,373.05