Arizona Revised Statutes § 3-2901 Definitions

3-2901. Definitions

In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1. " Aquaculture" or " aquaculture facility" means the controlled propagation, growth and harvest of aquatic animals or plants, including fish, amphibians, shellfish, mollusks, crustaceans, algae and vascular plants.

2. " Aquatic animal or plant" means a cultured aquatic wildlife or plant propagated or maintained in an aquaculture facility for distribution or sale.

3. " Aquatic products" means aquatic animals and plants, or their by-products, that are produced, grown, managed, harvested or marketed.

4. " Aquatic wildlife" means amphibians, fish, mollusks, crustaceans and soft shelled turtles found in a state of nature.

5. " Associate director" means the associate director of the division.

6. " Container" means any restrictive enclosure used to contain aquatic products for handling, packing or shipping.

7. " Division" means the animal services division of the Arizona department of agriculture.

8. " Fee fishing" means removing aquatic animals by any harvesting method from a privately controlled body of water as authorized by a direct or indirect payment of a fee.

9. " Lot" means one or more consolidated containers identified as a single item or unit.

10. " Owner" means the person in possession of and legally entitled to dispose of aquatic products.

11. " Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, group, company, society or association.

12. " Processor" means a person who receives and cleans, reshapes or containerizes live or dead aquatic animals or plants for distribution or resale.

13. " Propagate" means to breed or reproduce aquatic animals or plants or cause aquatic animals or plants to breed or reproduce.

14. " Supervisor" means the supervisor of aquaculture or the supervisor's authorized representative.

15. " Transporter" means a person that transports live aquatic animals or plants to persons who are licensed to resell, process or stock aquatic animals or plants.

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