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AQUACULTURE REVITALIZATION ACT

             2     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Michael E. Noel

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Darin G. Peterson

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends provisions relating to aquaculture and aquatic wildlife stocking.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    defines terms;
             13          .    changes the membership of the Fish Health Policy Board;
             14          .    allows an aquaculture facility to sell a live aquatic animal to a private fish pond in
             15      certain circumstances;
             16          .    requires a private fish pond to have a screen;
             17          .    allows the Wildlife Board to make rules limiting aquatic wildlife stocking in a private
             18      fish pond in certain circumstances;
             19          .    changes the requirement for a private fish pond to have a certificate of registration;
             20      and    
             21          .    makes technical changes.
             22      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             23          None
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          None
             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             27      AMENDS:
             28          4-37-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 302
             29          4-37-204, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1994, Chapter 153


             30          4-37-503, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 191
             31          23-13-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 136
             32          23-15-9, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1971, Chapter 46
             33          23-15-10, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1971, Chapter 46
             34          23-19-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 189
             35     
             36      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             37          Section 1. Section 4-37-103 is amended to read:
             38           4-37-103. Definitions.
             39          As used in this chapter:
             40          (1) "Aquaculture" means the controlled cultivation of aquatic animals.
             41          (2) (a) (i) "Aquaculture facility" means any tank, canal, raceway, pond, off-stream
             42      reservoir, or other structure used for aquaculture.
             43          (ii) "Aquaculture facility" does not include any public aquaculture facility or fee fishing
             44      facility.
             45          (b) Structures that are separated by more than 1/2 mile, or structures that drain to or
             46      are modified to drain to, different drainages, are considered separate aquaculture facilities
             47      regardless of ownership.
             48          (3) (a) "Aquatic animal" means a member of any species of fish, mollusk, crustacean, or
             49      amphibian.
             50          (b) "Aquatic animal" includes a gamete of any species listed in Subsection (3)(a).
             51          (4) "Fee fishing facility" means a body of water used for holding or rearing fish for the
             52      purpose of providing fishing for a fee or for pecuniary consideration or advantage.
             53          (5) (a) "Private fish pond" means a body of water where privately owned fish are
             54      propagated or kept for a noncommercial purpose.
             55          (b) "Private fish pond" does not include any aquaculture facility or fee fishing facility.
             56          (6) "Public aquaculture facility" means a tank, canal, raceway, pond, off-stream
             57      reservoir, or other structure used for aquaculture by the Division of Wildlife Resources, U.S.


             58      Fish and Wildlife Service, or an institution of higher education.
             59          (7) "Public fishery resource" means fish produced in public aquaculture facilities and
             60      wild and free ranging populations of fish in the surface waters of the state.
             61          Section 2. Section 4-37-204 is amended to read:
             62           4-37-204. Sale of aquatic animals from aquaculture facilities.
             63          (1) (a) [A] Except as provided by Subsection (1)(b), a person holding a certificate of
             64      registration for an aquaculture facility may take an aquatic [animals] animal as approved on the
             65      certificate of registration from the facility at any time and offer [them] the aquatic animal for
             66      sale; however, live aquatic animals may be sold within Utah only to a person who has been
             67      issued a certificate of registration to possess [those] the aquatic [animals] animal.
             68          (b) A person who owns or operates an aquaculture facility may stock a live aquatic
             69      animal in a private fish pond if the person:
             70          (i) obtains a health approval number for the aquaculture facility;
             71          (ii) provides the private fish pond's owner with a brochure published by the Division of
             72      Wildlife Resources that summarizes the statutes and rules related to a private fish pond and the
             73      possession of an aquatic animal;
             74          (iii) inspects the private fish pond to verify that the private fish pond is in compliance
             75      with Subsections 23-15-10 (2) and (3)(c); and
             76          (iv) stocks the species, strain, and reproductive capability of aquatic animal authorized
             77      by the Wildlife Board in accordance with Section 23-15-10 for stocking in the area where the
             78      private fish pond is located.
             79          (2) [Aquatic animals] An aquatic animal sold or transferred by the owner or operator of
             80      an aquaculture facility must be accompanied by the seller's receipt that contains the following
             81      information:
             82          (a) date of transaction;
             83          (b) name, address, certificate of registration number, health approval number, and
             84      signature of seller;
             85          (c) number and weight of aquatic animal by:


             86          (i) species;
             87          (ii) strain; and
             88          (iii) reproductive capability; and
             89          (d) name and address of the receiver[; and].
             90          [(e) for sales within Utah, the receiver's certificate of registration number.]
             91          (3) (a) A person holding a certificate of registration for an aquaculture facility must
             92      submit to the department an annual report of each sale of live aquatic animals or each transfer of
             93      live aquatic animals to:
             94          (i) another aquaculture facility; or
             95          (ii) a fee fishing facility.
             96          (b) The report must contain the following information:
             97          (i) name, address, and certificate of registration number of the seller or supplier;
             98          (ii) number and weight by species;
             99          (iii) date of sale or transfer; and
             100          (iv) name, address, phone number, and certificate of registration number of the receiver.
             101          (4) (a) A person who owns or operates an aquaculture facility shall submit to the
             102      Division of Wildlife Resources an annual report of each sale or transfer of a live aquatic animal
             103      to a private fish pond.
             104          (b) The report shall contain:
             105          (i) the name, address, and health approval number of the person;
             106          (ii) the name, address, and phone number of the private fish pond's owner or operator;
             107          (iii) the number and weight of aquatic animal by:
             108          (A) species;
             109          (B) strain; and
             110          (C) reproductive capability;
             111          (iv) date of sale or transfer;
             112          (v) the private fish pond's location; and
             113          (vi) verification that the private fish pond was inspected and is in compliance with


             114      Subsections 23-15-10 (2) and (3)(c).
             115          [(c)] (5) The [report] reports required by Subsections (3) and (4) must be submitted [to
             116      the department] before:
             117          (a) a certificate of registration is renewed or a subsequent certificate of registration is
             118      issued for an aquaculture facility in the state; or
             119          (b) a health approval number is issued for an out-of-state source.
             120          Section 3. Section 4-37-503 is amended to read:
             121           4-37-503. Fish Health Policy Board.
             122          (1) There is created within the department the Fish Health Policy Board which shall
             123      establish policies designed to prevent the outbreak of, control the spread of, and eradicate
             124      pathogens that cause disease in aquatic animals.
             125          (2) The Fish Health Policy Board shall:
             126          (a) in accordance with Subsection (6)(b), determine procedures and requirements for
             127      certifying a source of aquatic animals as health approved, including:
             128          (i) the pathogens for which inspection is required to receive health approval;
             129          (ii) the pathogens [which] that may not be present to receive health approval; and
             130          (iii) standards and procedures required for the inspection of aquatic animals;
             131          (b) establish procedures for the timely reporting of the presence of [pathogens] a
             132      pathogen and disease [threats] threat;
             133          (c) create policies and procedures for, and appoint, an emergency response team to:
             134          (i) investigate a serious [threats of] disease threat;
             135          (ii) develop and monitor a plan of action; and
             136          (iii) report to:
             137          (A) the commissioner of agriculture and food;
             138          (B) the director of the Division of Wildlife Resources; and
             139          (C) the chair of the Fish Health Policy Board; and
             140          (d) develop a unified statewide aquaculture disease control [plans] plan.
             141          (3) The Fish Health Policy Board shall advise the commissioner of agriculture and food


             142      and the executive director of the Department of Natural Resources regarding:
             143          (a) educational programs and information systems to educate and inform the public
             144      about practices that the public may employ to prevent the spread of disease; and
             145          (b) communication and interaction between the department and the Division of Wildlife
             146      Resources regarding fish health policies and procedures.
             147          (4) (a) (i) The governor shall appoint the following seven members to the Fish Health
             148      Policy Board [shall consist of seven members as follows]:
             149          [(A) one member shall be jointly appointed by the commissioner of agriculture and food
             150      and the executive director of the Department of Natural Resources;]
             151          [(B) two members shall be appointed by the commissioner of agriculture and food;]
             152          [(C) two members shall be appointed by the executive director of the Department of
             153      Natural Resources;]
             154          [(D) one member shall be the state veterinarian; and]
             155          [(E) one member shall be the director of the Division of Wildlife Resources.]
             156          [(ii) Each member appointed under Subsections (4)(a)(i)(A) through (C) shall be
             157      knowledgeable about the control of aquatic diseases.]
             158          [(iii) The member appointed under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(A) may not be an employee of,
             159      or a member of a board within, the Department of Agriculture and Food or Department of
             160      Natural Resources.]
             161          [(iv) Of the members appointed under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(B), one shall be an employee
             162      of the Division of Animal Industry and one shall be a representative of the aquaculture
             163      industry.]
             164          [(v) Of the members appointed under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(C), one shall be an employee
             165      of the Division of Wildlife Resources and one shall represent sport fishermen.]
             166          (A) one member from names submitted by the Department of Natural Resources;
             167          (B) one member from names submitted by the Department of Agriculture and Food;
             168          (C) one member from names submitted by a nonprofit corporation that promotes sport
             169      fishing;


             170          (D) one member from names submitted by a nonprofit corporation that promotes the
             171      aquaculture industry;
             172          (E) one member from names submitted by the Department of Natural Resources and the
             173      Department of Agriculture and Food;
             174          (F) one member from names submitted by a nonprofit corporation that promotes sport
             175      fishing; and
             176          (G) one member from names submitted by a nonprofit corporation that promotes the
             177      aquaculture industry.
             178          (ii) The members appointed under Subsections (4)(a)(i)(E) through (G) shall be:
             179          (A) (I) faculty members of an institution of higher education; or
             180          (II) qualified professionals; and
             181          (B) have education and knowledge in:
             182          (I) fish pathology;
             183          (II) business;
             184          (III) ecology; or
             185          (IV) parasitology.
             186          (iii) At least one member appointed under Subsections (4)(a)(i)(E) through (G) shall
             187      have education and knowledge about fish pathology.
             188          (iv) (A) A nominating person shall submit at least three names to the governor.
             189          (B) If the governor rejects all the names submitted for a member, the recommending
             190      person shall submit additional names.
             191          (b) Except as required by Subsection (4)(c), the term of office of board members[,
             192      other than the state veterinarian and the director of the Division of Wildlife Resources,] shall be
             193      four years.
             194          (c) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (4)(b), the [commissioner and the
             195      executive director] governor shall, at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the
             196      length of terms to ensure that the terms of board members are staggered so that approximately
             197      half of the board is appointed every two years.


             198          (d) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
             199      appointed for the unexpired term.
             200          (e) The [member appointed under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(A) shall serve as] board
             201      members shall elect a chair of the board from the board's membership.
             202          (f) The board shall meet upon the call of the chair or a majority of the board members.
             203          (g) [(i)] An action of the board shall be adopted upon approval of [five or more] the
             204      majority of voting members.
             205          [(ii) The chair may not vote.]
             206          (5) (a) (i) A member who is not a government employee may not receive compensation
             207      or benefits for the member's service, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             208      performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
             209      under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             210          (ii) A member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for the member's service.
             211          (b) (i) A state government officer and employee member who does not receive salary,
             212      per diem, or expenses from the agency the member represents for the member's service may
             213      receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at the
             214      rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             215          (ii) A state government officer and employee member may decline to receive per diem
             216      and expenses for the member's service.
             217          (c) (i) A higher education member who does not receive salary, per diem, or expenses
             218      from the entity that the member represents for the member's service may receive per diem and
             219      expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by
             220      the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             221          (ii) A higher education member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for the
             222      member's service.
             223          (6) (a) The board shall make rules consistent with its responsibilities and duties
             224      specified in this section.
             225          (b) Except as provided by this chapter, all rules adopted by the Fish Health Policy


             226      Board must be consistent with the suggested procedures for the detection and identification of
             227      pathogens published by the American Fisheries Society's Fish Health Section.
             228          (c) (i) Rules of the department and Fish Health Policy Board pertaining to the control of
             229      disease shall remain in effect until the Fish Health Policy Board enacts rules to replace those
             230      provisions.
             231          (ii) The Fish Health Policy Board shall promptly amend rules that are inconsistent with
             232      the current suggested procedures published by the American Fisheries Society.
             233          (d) The Fish Health Policy Board may waive a requirement established by the Fish
             234      Health Policy Board's rules if:
             235          (i) the rule specifies the waiver criteria and procedures; and
             236          (ii) the waiver will not threaten other aquaculture facilities or wild aquatic animal
             237      populations.
             238          Section 4. Section 23-13-2 is amended to read:
             239           23-13-2. Definitions.
             240          As used in this title:
             241          (1) "Activity regulated under this title" means any act, attempted act, or activity
             242      prohibited or regulated under any provision of Title 23, Wildlife Resources Code of Utah, or the
             243      rules, and proclamations promulgated thereunder pertaining to protected wildlife including:
             244          (a) fishing;
             245          (b) hunting;
             246          (c) trapping;
             247          (d) taking;
             248          (e) permitting any dog, falcon, or other domesticated animal to take;
             249          (f) transporting;
             250          (g) possessing;
             251          (h) selling;
             252          (i) wasting;
             253          (j) importing;


             254          (k) exporting;
             255          (l) rearing;
             256          (m) keeping;
             257          (n) utilizing as a commercial venture; and
             258          (o) releasing to the wild.
             259          (2) "Aquatic animal" has the meaning provided in Section 4-37-103 .
             260          (3) "Aquatic wildlife" means species of fish, mollusks, crustaceans, aquatic insects, or
             261      amphibians.
             262          (4) "Aquaculture facility" has the meaning provided in Section 4-37-103 .
             263          (5) "Bag limit" means the maximum limit, in number or amount, of protected wildlife
             264      that one person may legally take during one day.
             265          (6) "Big game" means species of hoofed protected wildlife.
             266          (7) "Carcass" means the dead body of an animal or its parts.
             267          (8) "Certificate of registration" means a document issued under this title, or any rule or
             268      proclamation of the Wildlife Board granting authority to engage in activities not covered by a
             269      license, permit, or tag.
             270          (9) "Closed season" means the period of time during which the taking of protected
             271      wildlife is prohibited.
             272          (10) "Conservation officer" means a full-time, permanent employee of the Division of
             273      Wildlife Resources who is POST certified as a peace or a special function officer.
             274          (11) "Dedicated hunter program" means a program that provides:
             275          (a) expanded hunting opportunities;
             276          (b) opportunities to participate in projects that are beneficial to wildlife; and
             277          (c) education in hunter ethics and wildlife management principles.
             278          (12) "Division" means the Division of Wildlife Resources.
             279          (13) (a) "Domicile" means the place:
             280          (i) where an individual has a fixed permanent home and principal establishment;
             281          (ii) to which the individual if absent, intends to return; and


             282          (iii) in which the individual, and the individual's family voluntarily reside, not for a
             283      special or temporary purpose, but with the intention of making a permanent home.
             284          (b) To create a new domicile an individual must:
             285          (i) abandon the old domicile; and
             286          (ii) be able to prove that a new domicile has been established.
             287          (14) "Endangered" means wildlife designated as such according to Section 3 of the
             288      federal Endangered Species Act of 1973.
             289          (15) "Fee fishing facility" has the meaning provided in Section 4-37-103 .
             290          (16) "Feral" means an animal which is normally domesticated but has reverted to the
             291      wild.
             292          (17) "Fishing" means to take fish or crayfish by any means.
             293          (18) "Furbearer" means species of the Bassariscidae, Canidae, Felidae, Mustelidae, and
             294      Castoridae families, except coyote and cougar.
             295          (19) "Game" means wildlife normally pursued, caught, or taken by sporting means for
             296      human use.
             297          (20) (a) "Guide" means a person who receives compensation or advertises services for
             298      assisting another person to take protected wildlife.
             299          (b) Assistance under Subsection (20)(a) includes the provision of food, shelter, or
             300      transportation, or any combination of these.
             301          (21) "Guide's agent" means a person who is employed by a guide to assist another
             302      person to take protected wildlife.
             303          (22) "Hunting" means to take or pursue a reptile, amphibian, bird, or mammal by any
             304      means.
             305          (23) "Intimidate or harass" means to physically interfere with or impede, hinder, or
             306      diminish the efforts of an officer in the performance of the officer's duty.
             307          (24) "Nonresident" means a person who does not qualify as a resident.
             308          (25) "Open season" means the period of time during which protected wildlife may be
             309      legally taken.


             310          (26) "Pecuniary gain" means the acquisition of money or something of monetary value.
             311          (27) "Permit" means a document, including a stamp, which grants authority to engage
             312      in specified activities under this title or a rule or proclamation of the Wildlife Board.
             313          (28) "Person" means an individual, association, partnership, government agency,
             314      corporation, or an agent of the foregoing.
             315          (29) "Possession" means actual or constructive possession.
             316          (30) "Possession limit" means the number of bag limits one individual may legally
             317      possess.
             318          (31) (a) "Private fish [installation] pond" means a body of water where privately owned,
             319      protected aquatic wildlife are propagated or kept for a noncommercial purpose.
             320          (b) "Private fish [installation] pond" does not include any aquaculture facility or fee
             321      fishing facility.
             322          (32) "Private wildlife farm" means an enclosed place where privately owned birds or
             323      furbearers are propagated or kept and that restricts the birds or furbearers from:
             324          (a) commingling with wild birds or furbearers; and
             325          (b) escaping into the wild.
             326          (33) "Proclamation" means the publication used to convey a statute, rule, policy, or
             327      pertinent information as it relates to wildlife.
             328          (34) (a) "Protected aquatic wildlife" means aquatic wildlife as defined in Subsection (3),
             329      except as provided in Subsection (34)(b).
             330          (b) "Protected aquatic wildlife" does not include aquatic insects.
             331          (35) (a) "Protected wildlife" means wildlife as defined in Subsection (49), except as
             332      provided in Subsection (35)(b).
             333          (b) "Protected wildlife" does not include coyote, field mouse, gopher, ground squirrel,
             334      jack rabbit, muskrat, and raccoon.
             335          (36) "Released to the wild" means to be turned loose from confinement.
             336          (37) (a) "Resident" means a person who:
             337          (i) has been domiciled in the state for six consecutive months immediately preceding the


             338      purchase of a license; and
             339          (ii) does not claim residency for hunting, fishing, or trapping in any other state or
             340      country.
             341          (b) A Utah resident retains Utah residency if that person leaves this state:
             342          (i) to serve in the armed forces of the United States or for religious or educational
             343      purposes; and
             344          (ii) complies with Subsection (37)(a)(ii).
             345          (c) (i) A member of the armed forces of the United States and dependents are residents
             346      for the purposes of this chapter as of the date the member reports for duty under assigned
             347      orders in the state if the member:
             348          (A) is not on temporary duty in this state; and
             349          (B) complies with Subsection (37)(a)(ii).
             350          (ii) A copy of the assignment orders must be presented to a wildlife division office to
             351      verify the member's qualification as a resident.
             352          (d) A nonresident attending an institution of higher learning in this state as a full-time
             353      student may qualify as a resident for purposes of this chapter if the student:
             354          (i) has been present in this state for 60 consecutive days immediately preceding the
             355      purchase of the license; and
             356          (ii) complies with Subsection (37)(a)(ii).
             357          (e) A Utah resident license is invalid if a resident license for hunting, fishing, or trapping
             358      is purchased in any other state or country.
             359          (f) An absentee landowner paying property tax on land in Utah does not qualify as a
             360      resident.
             361          (38) "Sell" means to offer or possess for sale, barter, exchange, or trade, or the act of
             362      selling, bartering, exchanging, or trading.
             363          (39) "Small game" means species of protected wildlife:
             364          (a) commonly pursued for sporting purposes; and
             365          (b) not classified as big game, aquatic wildlife, or furbearers and excluding turkey,


             366      cougar, and bear.
             367          (40) "Spoiled" means impairment of the flesh of wildlife which renders it unfit for
             368      human consumption.
             369          (41) "Spotlighting" means throwing or casting the rays of any spotlight, headlight, or
             370      other artificial light on any highway or in any field, woodland, or forest while having in
             371      possession a weapon by which protected wildlife may be killed.
             372          (42) "Tag" means a card, label, or other identification device issued for attachment to
             373      the carcass of protected wildlife.
             374          (43) "Take" means to:
             375          (a) hunt, pursue, harass, catch, capture, possess, angle, seine, trap, or kill any protected
             376      wildlife; or
             377          (b) attempt any action referred to in Subsection (43)(a).
             378          (44) "Threatened" means wildlife designated as such pursuant to Section 3 of the
             379      federal Endangered Species Act of 1973.
             380          (45) "Trapping" means taking protected wildlife with a trapping device.
             381          (46) "Trophy animal" means an animal described as follows:
             382          (a) deer - any buck with an outside antler measurement of 24 inches or greater;
             383          (b) elk - any bull with six points on at least one side;
             384          (c) bighorn, desert, or rocky mountain sheep - any ram with a curl exceeding half curl;
             385          (d) moose - any bull with at least one antler exceeding five inches in length;
             386          (e) mountain goat - any male or female;
             387          (f) pronghorn antelope - any buck with horns exceeding 14 inches; or
             388          (g) bison - any bull.
             389          (47) "Waste" means to abandon protected wildlife or to allow protected wildlife to spoil
             390      or to be used in a manner not normally associated with its beneficial use.
             391          (48) "Water pollution" means the introduction of matter or thermal energy to waters
             392      within this state which:
             393          (a) exceeds state water quality standards; or


             394          (b) could be harmful to protected wildlife.
             395          (49) "Wildlife" means:
             396          (a) crustaceans, including brine shrimp and crayfish;
             397          (b) mollusks; and
             398          (c) vertebrate animals living in nature, except feral animals.
             399          Section 5. Section 23-15-9 is amended to read:
             400           23-15-9. Possession or transportation of live aquatic wildlife unlawful except as
             401      authorized -- Exceptions.
             402          It is unlawful for any person to possess or transport live protected aquatic wildlife
             403      except as provided by this code or the rules and regulations of the Wildlife Board. This section
             404      shall not apply to tropical and goldfish species intended for exhibition or commercial purposes.
             405      Operators of a properly registered private fish [installations] pond may transport live aquatic
             406      wildlife specified by the Wildlife Board in the operator's certificate of registration.
             407          Section 6. Section 23-15-10 is amended to read:
             408           23-15-10. Private fish pond.
             409          [It is unlawful for any person to develop or operate a private fish installation without
             410      first securing a certificate of registration from the Division of Wildlife Resources and payment
             411      of fees as specified by the Wildlife Board. This private fish installation must be operated under
             412      the rules and regulations specified by the Wildlife Board, and no such installations shall be]
             413          (1) A private fish pond is not required to obtain a certificate of registration from the
             414      division to receive an aquatic animal from an aquaculture facility.
             415          (2) A private fish pond may not be developed on:
             416          (a) a natural [lakes or] lake;
             417          (b) a natural flowing [streams,] stream; or [reservoirs]
             418          (c) a reservoir constructed on a natural stream [channels] channel.
             419          (3) A person who owns or operates a private fish pond may receive an aquatic animal
             420      from an aquaculture facility if:
             421          (a) the aquaculture facility has a health approval number required by Section 4-37-501 ;


             422          (b) the species, strain, and reproductive capability of the aquatic animal is authorized by
             423      the Wildlife Board in accordance with Subsection (4) for stocking in the area where the private
             424      fish pond is located;
             425          (c) the private fish pond is screened in accordance with the Wildlife Board's rule to
             426      prevent an aquatic animal from moving into or out of the private fish pond;
             427          (d) the aquatic animal is not:
             428          (i) released from the private fish pond; or
             429          (ii) transported live to another location; and
             430          (e) the person provides the aquaculture facility with a signed statement that the private
             431      fish pond is in compliance with this section.
             432          (4) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             433      Wildlife Board may make rules that:
             434          (a) specify the screen requirements to prevent the movement of an aquatic animal into
             435      or out of the private fish pond;
             436          (b) specify the aquatic animal species that may not be stocked in a private fish pond
             437      located in the state; and
             438          (c) establish a location or region where a specified species, strain, and reproductive
             439      capability of aquatic animal may be stocked in a private fish pond.
             440          (5) The division may inspect a private fish pond to verify compliance with this section.
             441          Section 7. Section 23-19-1 is amended to read:
             442           23-19-1. Possession of licenses, certificates of registration, permits, and tags
             443      required -- Nonassignability -- Exceptions -- Free fishing day.
             444          (1) A person may not engage in hunting, trapping, fishing, or seining protected wildlife
             445      or in the sale, trade, or barter of protected wildlife or their parts without first having procured
             446      the necessary licenses, certificates of registration, permits, and tags as provided under this
             447      chapter and having at the same time the licenses, certificates of registration, permits, and tags on
             448      his or her person, except as provided under Subsection (3).
             449          (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b) a person may not:


             450          (i) lend, transfer, sell, give, or assign licenses, certificates of registration, permits, or
             451      tags belonging to the person or the rights granted by licenses, certificates of registration,
             452      permits, or tags; or
             453          (ii) use or attempt to use a license, certificate of registration, permit, or tag of another
             454      person.
             455          (b) The Wildlife Board may make exceptions to the prohibitions specified in Subsection
             456      (2)(a) for purposes of:
             457          (i) transporting wildlife;
             458          (ii) taking protected wildlife for a person who has a permanent physical impairment due
             459      to injury or disease, congenital or acquired, which renders the person so severely disabled as to
             460      be physically unable to use a legal hunting weapon or fishing device; or
             461          (iii) transferring a certificate of registration to harvest brine shrimp and brine shrimp
             462      eggs to another person, if the certificate is transferred in connection with the sale or transfer of
             463      the brine shrimp harvest operation or the harvesting equipment, subject to the restrictions
             464      referred to under Subsection (2)(c).
             465          (c) (i) A certificate of registration to harvest brine shrimp and brine shrimp eggs may
             466      not be transferred without the approval of the division.
             467          (ii) Application to allow the transfer of a certificate of registration to harvest brine
             468      shrimp and brine shrimp eggs shall be made to the division on a form prescribed and furnished
             469      by it.
             470          (iii) The division may grant a transfer of a certificate of registration to harvest brine
             471      shrimp and brine shrimp eggs if the proposed transferee meets all the requirements necessary to
             472      obtain an original certificate of registration.
             473          (3) No license, certificate of registration, permit, or tag is required to:
             474          (a) fish on a free fishing day which the Wildlife Board may establish each year under
             475      rules prescribed by the board;
             476          (b) fish at a private fish [installation] pond operated in accordance with Section
             477      23-15-10 ; or


             478          (c) hunt birds on a commercial hunting area that the owner or operator is authorized to
             479      propagate, keep, and release for shooting pursuant to a certificate of registration issued under
             480      Section 23-17-6 .


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