2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 943. Crimes against property.
943.74 Theft of farm-raised fish.


943.74 Theft of farm-raised fish.


(1) In this section:


(a) "Farm-raised fish" means a fish that is kept on a fish farm for propagation purposes or reared on a fish farm and that has not been introduced, stocked, or planted into waters outside a fish farm and that has not escaped from a fish farm.


(b) "Fish farm" means a facility at which a person, including this state or a local governmental unit, hatches fish eggs or rears fish for the purpose of introduction into the waters of the state, human or animal consumption, permitting fishing, or use as bait or fertilizer or for sale to another person to rear for one of those purposes.


(c) "Local governmental unit" means a political subdivision of this state, a special purpose district in this state, an instrumentality or corporation of the political subdivision or special purpose district, or a combination or subunit of any of the foregoing.


(2) No person may intentionally take and carry away, transfer, conceal, or retain possession of farm-raised fish of another without the other's consent and with intent to deprive the owner permanently of possession of the farm-raised fish.




(a) Except as provided in par. (b), whoever violates sub. (2) is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.


(b) Whoever violates sub. (2) after having been convicted of a violation of sub. (2) is guilty of a Class D felony.

943.74 - ANNOT.

History: 2001 a. 91, 105.

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