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97C.203 DISPOSAL OF STATE HATCHERY PRODUCTS.
The commissioner shall dispose of fish hatchery products according to the following order of
priorities:
(1) distribution of fish eggs and fry to state hatcheries to hatch fry or raise fingerlings for
stocking waters of the state for recreational fishing;
(2) transfer to other government agencies in exchange for fish or wildlife resources of equal
value or private fish hatcheries in exchange for fish to be stocked in waters of the state for
recreational fishing;
(3) sale to private fish hatcheries or licensed aquatic farms at a price not less than the fair
wholesale market value, established as the average price charged at the state's private hatcheries
and contiguous states per volume rates;
(4) transfer to other government agencies, colleges, or universities for cooperative fish
management and research purposes; and
(5) sale of not more than $25 fair market value to any school, museum, or commercial
enterprise for curriculum implementation, educational programs, public exhibition, or cooperative
displays.
History: 1987 c 318 s 3; 1992 c 566 s 18; 1993 c 226 s 16; 1996 c 410 s 42; 2005 c 146 s 43