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Second Substitute H.B. 148

Representative Michael E. Noel proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
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 and enacts provisions relating to aquaculture and aquatic wildlife
             10      stocking.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines terms;
             14          .    changes the membership of the Fish Health Policy Board;
             15          .    allows an aquaculture facility to sell a live aquatic animal to a private fish pond in
             16      certain circumstances;
             17          .    requires a private fish pond to have a screen;
             18          .    allows the Wildlife Board to make rules limiting aquatic wildlife stocking in a
             19      private fish pond in certain circumstances;
             20          .    changes the requirement for a private fish pond to have a certificate of registration;
             21      and    
             22          .    makes technical changes.
             23      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             24          None
             25      Other Special Clauses:


             26          None
             27      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             28      AMENDS:
             29          4-37-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 302
             30          4-37-204, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1994, Chapter 153
             31          4-37-503, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 191
             32          23-13-2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 136
             33          23-15-9, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1971, Chapter 46
             34          23-15-10, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1971, Chapter 46
             35          23-19-1, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 189
             36     
             37      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             38          Section 1. Section 4-37-103 is amended to read:
             39           4-37-103. Definitions.
             40          As used in this chapter:
             41          (1) "Aquaculture" means the controlled cultivation of aquatic animals.
             42          (2) (a) (i) "Aquaculture facility" means any tank, canal, raceway, pond, off-stream
             43      reservoir, or other structure used for aquaculture.
             44          (ii) "Aquaculture facility" does not include any public aquaculture facility or fee fishing
             45      facility.
             46          (b) Structures that are separated by more than 1/2 mile, or structures that drain to or are
             47      modified to drain to, different drainages, are considered separate aquaculture facilities
             48      regardless of ownership.
             49          (3) (a) "Aquatic animal" means a member of any species of fish, mollusk, crustacean,
             50      or amphibian.
             51          (b) "Aquatic animal" includes a gamete of any species listed in Subsection (3)(a).
             52          (4) "Fee fishing facility" means a body of water used for holding or rearing fish for the
             53      purpose of providing fishing for a fee or for pecuniary consideration or advantage.
             54          (5) (a) "Private fish pond" means a body of water where privately owned fish are
             55      propagated or kept for a noncommercial purpose.
             56          (b) "Private fish pond" does not include any aquaculture facility or fee fishing facility.


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


             88          (ii) strain; and
             89          (iii) reproductive capability; and
             90          (d) name and address of the receiver[; and].
             91          [(e) for sales within Utah, the receiver's certificate of registration number.]
             92          (3) (a) A person holding a certificate of registration for an aquaculture facility must
             93      submit to the department an annual report of each sale of live aquatic animals or each transfer
             94      of live aquatic animals to:
             95          (i) another aquaculture facility; or
             96          (ii) a fee fishing facility.
             97          (b) The report must contain the following information:
             98          (i) name, address, and certificate of registration number of the seller or supplier;
             99          (ii) number and weight by species;
             100          (iii) date of sale or transfer; and
             101          (iv) name, address, phone number, and certificate of registration number of the
             102      receiver.
             103          (4) (a) A person who owns or operates an aquaculture facility shall submit to the
             104      Division of Wildlife Resources an annual report of each sale or transfer of a live aquatic animal
             105      to a private fish pond.
             106          (b) The report shall contain:
             107          (i) the name, address, and health approval number of the person;
             108          (ii) the name, address, and phone number of the private fish pond's owner or operator;
             109          (iii) the number and weigh of aquatic animal by:
             110          (A) species;
             111          (B) strain; and
             112          (C) reproductive capability;
             113          (iv) date of sale or transfer;
             114          (v) the private fish pond's location; and
             115          (vi) verification that the private fish pond was inspected and is in compliance with
             116      Subsections 23-15-10 (2) and (3)(c).
             117          [(c)] (5) The [report] reports required by Subsections (3) and (4) must be submitted [to
             118      the department] before:


             119          (a) a certificate of registration is renewed or a subsequent certificate of registration is
             120      issued for an aquaculture facility in the state; or
             121          (b) a health approval number is issued for an out-of-state source.
             122          Section 3. Section 4-37-503 is amended to read:
             123           4-37-503. Fish Health Policy Board.
             124          (1) There is created within the department the Fish Health Policy Board which shall
             125      establish policies designed to prevent the outbreak of, control the spread of, and eradicate
             126      pathogens that cause disease in aquatic animals.
             127          (2) The Fish Health Policy Board shall:
             128          (a) in accordance with Subsection (6)(b), determine procedures and requirements for
             129      certifying a source of aquatic animals as health approved, including:
             130          (i) the pathogens for which inspection is required to receive health approval;
             131          (ii) the pathogens [which] that may not be present to receive health approval; and
             132          (iii) standards and procedures required for the inspection of aquatic animals;
             133          (b) establish procedures for the timely reporting of the presence of [pathogens] a
             134      pathogen and disease [threats] threat;
             135          (c) create policies and procedures for, and appoint, an emergency response team to:
             136          (i) investigate a serious [threats of] disease threat;
             137          (ii) develop and monitor a plan of action; and
             138          (iii) report to:
             139          (A) the commissioner of agriculture and food;
             140          (B) the director of the Division of Wildlife Resources; and
             141          (C) the chair of the Fish Health Policy Board; and
             142          (d) develop a unified statewide aquaculture disease control [plans] plan.
             143          (3) The Fish Health Policy Board shall advise the commissioner of agriculture and
             144      food and the executive director of the Department of Natural Resources regarding:
             145          (a) educational programs and information systems to educate and inform the public
             146      about practices that the public may employ to prevent the spread of disease; and
             147          (b) communication and interaction between the department and the Division of
             148      Wildlife Resources regarding fish health policies and procedures.
             149          (4) (a) (i) The governor shall appoint the following seven members to the Fish Health


             150      Policy Board [shall consist of seven members as follows]:
             151          [(A) one member shall be jointly appointed by the commissioner of agriculture and
             152      food and the executive director of the Department of Natural Resources;]
             153          [(B) two members shall be appointed by the commissioner of agriculture and food;]
             154          [(C) two members shall be appointed by the executive director of the Department of
             155      Natural Resources;]
             156          [(D) one member shall be the state veterinarian; and]
             157          [(E) one member shall be the director of the Division of Wildlife Resources.]
             158          [(ii) Each member appointed under Subsections (4)(a)(i)(A) through (C) shall be
             159      knowledgeable about the control of aquatic diseases.]
             160          [(iii) The member appointed under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(A) may not be an employee of,
             161      or a member of a board within, the Department of Agriculture and Food or Department of
             162      Natural Resources.]
             163          [(iv) Of the members appointed under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(B), one shall be an
             164      employee of the Division of Animal Industry and one shall be a representative of the
             165      aquaculture industry.]
             166          [(v) Of the members appointed under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(C), one shall be an employee
             167      of the Division of Wildlife Resources and one shall represent sport fishermen.]
             168          (A) one member from names submitted by the Department of Natural Resources;
             169          (B) one member from names submitted by the Department of Agriculture and Food;
             170          (C) one member from names submitted by a nonprofit corporation that promotes sport
             171      fishing;
             172          (D) one member from names submitted by a nonprofit corporation that promotes the
             173      aquaculture industry;
             174          (E) one member from names submitted by the Department of natural Resources and the
             175      Department of Agriculture and Food;
             176          (F) one member from names submitted by a nonprofit corporation that promotes sport
             177      fishing; and
             178          (G) one member from names submitted by a nonprofit corporation that promotes the
             179      aquaculture industry.
             180          (ii) The members appointed under Subsections (4)(a)(i)(E) through (G) shall be:


             181          (A) (I) faculty members of an institution of higher education; or
             182          (II) qualified professionals; and
             183          (B) have education and knowledge in:
             184          (I) fish pathology;
             185          (II) business;
             186          (III) ecology; or
             187          (IV) parasitology.
             188          (iii) At least one member appointed under Subsections (4)(a)(i)(E) through (G) shall
             189      have education and knowledge about fish pathology.
             190          (iv) (A) A nominating person shall submit at least three names to the governor.
             191          (B) If the governor rejects all the names submitted for a member, the recommending
             192      person shall submit additional names.
             193          (b) Except as required by Subsection (4)(c), the term of office of board members[,
             194      other than the state veterinarian and the director of the Division of Wildlife Resources,] shall
             195      be four years.
             196          (c) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (4)(b), the [commissioner and the
             197      executive director] governor shall, at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the
             198      length of terms to ensure that the terms of board members are staggered so that approximately
             199      half of the board is appointed every two years.
             200          (d) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be
             201      appointed for the unexpired term.
             202          (e) The [member appointed under Subsection (4)(a)(i)(A) shall serve as] board
             203      members shall elect a chair of the board from the board's membership.
             204          (f) The board shall meet upon the call of the chair or a majority of the board members.
             205          (g) [(i)] An action of the board shall be adopted upon approval of [five or more] the
             206      majority of voting members.
             207          [(ii) The chair may not vote.]
             208          (5) (a) (i) A member who is not a government employee may not receive compensation
             209      or benefits for the member's service, but may receive per diem and expenses incurred in the
             210      performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by the Division of Finance
             211      under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .


             212          (ii) A member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for the member's service.
             213          (b) (i) A state government officer and employee member who does not receive salary,
             214      per diem, or expenses from the agency the member represents for the member's service may
             215      receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at
             216      the rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             217          (ii) A state government officer and employee member may decline to receive per diem
             218      and expenses for the member's service.
             219          (c) (i) A higher education member who does not receive salary, per diem, or expenses
             220      from the entity that the member represents for the member's service may receive per diem and
             221      expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by
             222      the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             223          (ii) A higher education member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for the
             224      member's service.
             225          (6) (a) The board shall make rules consistent with its responsibilities and duties
             226      specified in this section.
             227          (b) Except as provided by this chapter, all rules adopted by the Fish Health Policy
             228      Board must be consistent with the suggested procedures for the detection and identification of
             229      pathogens published by the American Fisheries Society's Fish Health Section.
             230          (c) (i) Rules of the department and Fish Health Policy Board pertaining to the control
             231      of disease shall remain in effect until the Fish Health Policy Board enacts rules to replace those
             232      provisions.
             233          (ii) The Fish Health Policy Board shall promptly amend rules that are inconsistent with
             234      the current suggested procedures published by the American Fisheries Society.
             235          (d) The Fish Health Policy Board may waive a requirement established by the Fish
             236      Health Policy Board's rules if:
             237          (i) the rule specifies the waiver criteria and procedures; and
             238          (ii) the waiver will not threaten other aquaculture facilities or wild aquatic animal
             239      populations.
             240          Section 4. Section 23-13-2 is amended to read:
             241           23-13-2. Definitions.
             242          As used in this title:


             243          (1) "Activity regulated under this title" means any act, attempted act, or activity
             244      prohibited or regulated under any provision of Title 23, Wildlife Resources Code of Utah, or
             245      the rules, and proclamations promulgated thereunder pertaining to protected wildlife including:
             246          (a) fishing;
             247          (b) hunting;
             248          (c) trapping;
             249          (d) taking;
             250          (e) permitting any dog, falcon, or other domesticated animal to take;
             251          (f) transporting;
             252          (g) possessing;
             253          (h) selling;
             254          (i) wasting;
             255          (j) importing;
             256          (k) exporting;
             257          (l) rearing;
             258          (m) keeping;
             259          (n) utilizing as a commercial venture; and
             260          (o) releasing to the wild.
             261          (2) "Aquatic animal" has the meaning provided in Section 4-37-103 .
             262          (3) "Aquatic wildlife" means species of fish, mollusks, crustaceans, aquatic insects, or
             263      amphibians.
             264          (4) "Aquaculture facility" has the meaning provided in Section 4-37-103 .
             265          (5) "Bag limit" means the maximum limit, in number or amount, of protected wildlife
             266      that one person may legally take during one day.
             267          (6) "Big game" means species of hoofed protected wildlife.
             268          (7) "Carcass" means the dead body of an animal or its parts.
             269          (8) "Certificate of registration" means a document issued under this title, or any rule or
             270      proclamation of the Wildlife Board granting authority to engage in activities not covered by a
             271      license, permit, or tag.
             272          (9) "Closed season" means the period of time during which the taking of protected
             273      wildlife is prohibited.


             274          (10) "Conservation officer" means a full-time, permanent employee of the Division of
             275      Wildlife Resources who is POST certified as a peace or a special function officer.
             276          (11) "Dedicated hunter program" means a program that provides:
             277          (a) expanded hunting opportunities;
             278          (b) opportunities to participate in projects that are beneficial to wildlife; and
             279          (c) education in hunter ethics and wildlife management principles.
             280          (12) "Division" means the Division of Wildlife Resources.
             281          (13) (a) "Domicile" means the place:
             282          (i) where an individual has a fixed permanent home and principal establishment;
             283          (ii) to which the individual if absent, intends to return; and
             284          (iii) in which the individual, and the individual's family voluntarily reside, not for a
             285      special or temporary purpose, but with the intention of making a permanent home.
             286          (b) To create a new domicile an individual must:
             287          (i) abandon the old domicile; and
             288          (ii) be able to prove that a new domicile has been established.
             289          (14) "Endangered" means wildlife designated as such according to Section 3 of the
             290      federal Endangered Species Act of 1973.
             291          (15) "Fee fishing facility" has the meaning provided in Section 4-37-103 .
             292          (16) "Feral" means an animal which is normally domesticated but has reverted to the
             293      wild.
             294          (17) "Fishing" means to take fish or crayfish by any means.
             295          (18) "Furbearer" means species of the Bassariscidae, Canidae, Felidae, Mustelidae, and
             296      Castoridae families, except coyote and cougar.
             297          (19) "Game" means wildlife normally pursued, caught, or taken by sporting means for
             298      human use.
             299          (20) (a) "Guide" means a person who receives compensation or advertises services for
             300      assisting another person to take protected wildlife.
             301          (b) Assistance under Subsection (20)(a) includes the provision of food, shelter, or
             302      transportation, or any combination of these.
             303          (21) "Guide's agent" means a person who is employed by a guide to assist another
             304      person to take protected wildlife.


             305          (22) "Hunting" means to take or pursue a reptile, amphibian, bird, or mammal by any
             306      means.
             307          (23) "Intimidate or harass" means to physically interfere with or impede, hinder, or
             308      diminish the efforts of an officer in the performance of the officer's duty.
             309          (24) "Nonresident" means a person who does not qualify as a resident.
             310          (25) "Open season" means the period of time during which protected wildlife may be
             311      legally taken.
             312          (26) "Pecuniary gain" means the acquisition of money or something of monetary value.
             313          (27) "Permit" means a document, including a stamp, which grants authority to engage
             314      in specified activities under this title or a rule or proclamation of the Wildlife Board.
             315          (28) "Person" means an individual, association, partnership, government agency,
             316      corporation, or an agent of the foregoing.
             317          (29) "Possession" means actual or constructive possession.
             318          (30) "Possession limit" means the number of bag limits one individual may legally
             319      possess.
             320          (31) (a) "Private fish [installation] pond" means a body of water where privately
             321      owned, protected aquatic wildlife are propagated or kept for a noncommercial purpose.
             322          (b) "Private fish [installation] pond" does not include any aquaculture facility or fee
             323      fishing facility.
             324          (32) "Private wildlife farm" means an enclosed place where privately owned birds or
             325      furbearers are propagated or kept and that restricts the birds or furbearers from:
             326          (a) commingling with wild birds or furbearers; and
             327          (b) escaping into the wild.
             328          (33) "Proclamation" means the publication used to convey a statute, rule, policy, or
             329      pertinent information as it relates to wildlife.
             330          (34) (a) "Protected aquatic wildlife" means aquatic wildlife as defined in Subsection
             331      (3), except as provided in Subsection (34)(b).
             332          (b) "Protected aquatic wildlife" does not include aquatic insects.
             333          (35) (a) "Protected wildlife" means wildlife as defined in Subsection (49), except as
             334      provided in Subsection (35)(b).
             335          (b) "Protected wildlife" does not include coyote, field mouse, gopher, ground squirrel,


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


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


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


             429          (d) the aquatic animal is not:
             430          (i) released from the private fish pond; or
             431          (ii) transported live to another location; and
             432          (e) the person provides the aquaculture facility with a signed statement that the private
             433      fish pond is in compliance with this section.
             434          (4) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             435      Wildlife Board may make rules that:
             436          (a) specify the screen requirements to prevent the movement of an aquatic animal into
             437      or out of the private fish pond;
             438          (b) specify the aquatic animal species that may not be stocked in a private fish pond
             439      located in the state; and
             440          (c) establish a location or region where a specified species, strain, and reproductive
             441      capability of aquatic animal may be stocked in a private fish pond.
             442          (5) The division may inspect a private fish pond to verify compliance with this section.
             443          Section 7. Section 23-19-1 is amended to read:
             444           23-19-1. Possession of licenses, certificates of registration, permits, and tags
             445      required -- Nonassignability -- Exceptions -- Free fishing day.
             446          (1) A person may not engage in hunting, trapping, fishing, or seining protected wildlife
             447      or in the sale, trade, or barter of protected wildlife or their parts without first having procured
             448      the necessary licenses, certificates of registration, permits, and tags as provided under this
             449      chapter and having at the same time the licenses, certificates of registration, permits, and tags
             450      on his or her person, except as provided under Subsection (3).
             451          (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b) a person may not:
             452          (i) lend, transfer, sell, give, or assign licenses, certificates of registration, permits, or
             453      tags belonging to the person or the rights granted by licenses, certificates of registration,
             454      permits, or tags; or
             455          (ii) use or attempt to use a license, certificate of registration, permit, or tag of another
             456      person.
             457          (b) The Wildlife Board may make exceptions to the prohibitions specified in
             458      Subsection (2)(a) for purposes of:
             459          (i) transporting wildlife;


             460          (ii) taking protected wildlife for a person who has a permanent physical impairment
             461      due to injury or disease, congenital or acquired, which renders the person so severely disabled
             462      as to be physically unable to use a legal hunting weapon or fishing device; or
             463          (iii) transferring a certificate of registration to harvest brine shrimp and brine shrimp
             464      eggs to another person, if the certificate is transferred in connection with the sale or transfer of
             465      the brine shrimp harvest operation or the harvesting equipment, subject to the restrictions
             466      referred to under Subsection (2)(c).
             467          (c) (i) A certificate of registration to harvest brine shrimp and brine shrimp eggs may
             468      not be transferred without the approval of the division.
             469          (ii) Application to allow the transfer of a certificate of registration to harvest brine
             470      shrimp and brine shrimp eggs shall be made to the division on a form prescribed and furnished
             471      by it.
             472          (iii) The division may grant a transfer of a certificate of registration to harvest brine
             473      shrimp and brine shrimp eggs if the proposed transferee meets all the requirements necessary to
             474      obtain an original certificate of registration.
             475          (3) No license, certificate of registration, permit, or tag is required to:
             476          (a) fish on a free fishing day which the Wildlife Board may establish each year under
             477      rules prescribed by the board;
             478          (b) fish at a private fish [installation] pond operated in accordance with Section
             479      23-15-10 ; or
             480          (c) hunt birds on a commercial hunting area that the owner or operator is authorized to
             481      propagate, keep, and release for shooting pursuant to a certificate of registration issued under
             482      Section 23-17-6 .


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