(a) The Texas shrimp marketing assistance program is established in the department to assist the Texas wild-caught shrimping industry in promoting and marketing Texas-produced shrimp and educating the public about the Texas wild-caught shrimping industry and Texas-produced shrimp.

(b) The commissioner, in consultation with the advisory committee established under Section 47.053, shall adopt rules as necessary to implement the program.

(c) The department may accept grants, gifts, and gratuities from any source, including any governmental entity, any private or public corporation, and any other person, in furtherance of the program. Any funds received as a grant, gift, or gratuity shall be deposited in the shrimp marketing account under Section 77.002, Parks and Wildlife Code.

(d) The program shall be funded at a minimum level of $250,000 per fiscal year with funds deposited into the shrimp marketing account under Section 77.002, Parks and Wildlife Code. The department may not expend more than two percent of the annual program budget on out-of-state travel.