2017 Minnesota Statutes
Chapters 17 - 43 — AGRICULTURE
Section 17.47 — DEFINITIONS.

Universal Citation: MN Stat § 17.47 (2017)

Subdivision 1. Scope. The definitions in this section apply to Laws 1991, chapter 309, sections 2 to 16.

Subd. 2. Aquaculture. "Aquaculture" means the culture of private aquatic life for consumption or sale.

Subd. 3. Aquatic farm. "Aquatic farm" means a facility used for the purpose of culturing private aquatic life in waters, including but not limited to artificial ponds, vats, tanks, raceways, other indoor or outdoor facilities that an aquatic farmer owns or where an aquatic farmer has exclusive control of, or private fish hatcheries licensed under section 97C.211 for the sole purpose of processing or cultivating aquatic life.

Subd. 4. Aquatic farmer. "Aquatic farmer" means an individual who practices aquaculture.

Subd. 5. [Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1]

Subd. 6. Department. "Department" means the Department of Agriculture.

Subd. 7. Private aquatic life. "Private aquatic life" means fish, shellfish, mollusks, crustaceans, turtles, and any other aquatic animals cultured within an aquatic farm. Private aquatic life is the property of the aquatic farmer.

History: 1991 c 309 s 4; 1994 c 465 art 2 s 3; 2002 c 351 s 1

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