17.49 AQUACULTURE PROGRAM AND PROMOTION.
Subdivision 1.[Repealed, 2001 c 161 s 58
Subd. 2. Coordination.
Aquaculture programs in the state must be coordinated through the
commissioner of agriculture. The commissioner of agriculture shall direct the development of
aquaculture in the state. Aquaculture research, projects, and demonstrations must be reported to
the commissioner before state appropriations for the research, projects, and demonstrations
are encumbered. The commissioner shall maintain a database of aquaculture research,
demonstrations, and other related information pertaining to aquaculture in the state.
Subd. 2a. Development program.
The commissioner may establish a Minnesota aquaculture
development and aid program that may support applied research, demonstration, financing,
marketing, promotion, broodstock development, and other services.
Subd. 3. Report.
The commissioner shall prepare an annual report on the amount of fish and
aquaculture products produced in the state, where the products were produced, the opportunities in
the state for aquaculture development, and impediments to Minnesota development of aquaculture.
History: 1987 c 186 s 15; 1987 c 312 art 1 s 26 subd 2; 1987 c 318 s 1; 1989 c 350 art 4 s 1;
1990 c 502 s 1,2; 1991 c 309 s 5; 1991 c 345 art 2 s 11; 1993 c 163 art 1 s 1; 1997 c 192 s 12