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    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1]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