(1)“Aquaculture” means the controlled propagation, growth, and harvest of, and subsequent commerce in, cultured aquatic stock, including but not limited to fish and other aquatic vertebrates, mollusks, crustaceans, and algae and other aquatic plants, by an aquaculturist.
(2)“Aquaculture facility” means any facility, structure, lake, pond, tank, or tanker truck used for the purpose of propagating, selling, brokering, trading, or transporting live fish or viable gametes.
(3)“Aquaculturist” means an individual, partnership, or corporation, other than an employee of a state or federal hatchery, involved in producing, transporting, or marketing cultured aquatic stock or products thereof.
(4)“Aquatic disease” means any departure from a normal state of health of aquatic organisms caused by disease agents.
(5)“Aquatic organism” means an individual member of any species of fish, mollusk, crustacean, aquatic reptile, aquatic amphibian, or aquatic insect or other aquatic invertebrate. “Aquatic organism” includes the viable gametes (eggs or sperm) of an aquatic organism.
(6)“Board” means the aquaculture board.
(7)“Commercial aquaculturist” means an aquaculturist engaged in the business of growing, selling, brokering, or processing live or viable aquatic organisms for commercial purposes.
(8)“Commission” means the state agricultural commission.
(9)“Commissioner” means the commissioner of agriculture.
(10)“Cultured aquatic stock” means aquatic organisms raised from privately owned stocks and aquatic organisms lawfully acquired and held in private ownership until they become intermingled with wild aquatic organisms; except that “cultured aquatic stock” does not include state-owned fish, crustaceans, amphibians, or mollusks lawfully taken and used or sold for bait only.
(11)“Department” means the department of agriculture.
(12)“Division” means the division of parks and wildlife in the department of natural resources.
Section 35-24.5-103 — Definitions,
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