CHAPTER 438b
STATE AQUACULTURE COMMISSION

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Sec. 22-416. Definitions. Policy.
Secs. 22-417 and 22-418. Commission established; membership. Commission's duties.
Secs. 22-419 to 22-449.

      Sec. 22-416. Definitions. Policy. (a) For the purposes of this chapter "aquaculture" means the controlled cultivation and harvest in the waters and tidal wetlands of the state of aquatic animals and plants, including but not limited to, oysters, clams, mussels and other molluscan shellfish, lobsters and crabs, fish and commercially important seaweed.

      (b) Connecticut's aquaculture is an integral part of the environmental resources of the state and provides an irreplaceable economic and recreational asset to the state's citizens. It is therefore declared to be the policy of the state to protect, to the maximum extent reasonable, the state's valuable aquaculture resources.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-36, S. 1, 7; P.A. 01-120, S. 1, 3.)

      History: P.A. 01-120 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and added Subsec. (b) re policy of protecting the state's aquaculture resources, effective July 1, 2001.

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      Secs. 22-417 and 22-418. Commission established; membership. Commission's duties. Sections 22-417 and 22-418 are repealed, effective October 1, 1997.

      (June Sp. Sess. P.A. 83-36, S. 2, 3, 7; P.A. 93-381, S. 9, 39; P.A. 95-250, S. 1; 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6; P.A. 97-234, S. 11.)

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      Secs. 22-419 to 22-449. Reserved for future use.

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