Collections of Invasive Species Fee fall short of anticipated revenues

Collections of Invasive Species Fee fall short of anticipated revenues

BY JOY WHITE

 

Journal Staff

The slow progress of the Biosecurity Division and the Invasive Species Council has been marked by a lack of funds to hire staff and the lack of support from relevant government agencies.

Public Law 31-43 created the Invasive Species Council, the Biosecurity Division and the Invasive Species Fee Fund. The law originally anticipated that the fund would collect $2 million per year from fee collections, which was to be used to recruit and hire a territorial invasive species coordinator; provide staff for the Biosecurity Division to inspect and to quarantine and . . .

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