TITLE 17: CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER b: FISH AND WILDLIFE
PART 875 VIRAL HEMORRHAGIC SEPTICEMIA (VHS)
SECTION 875.10 DEFINITIONS
Section 875.10 Definitions
"Affected Regions" those areas designated by USDA-APHIS as Affected or At-Risk Regions. Currently, these are the U.S. states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and the Canadian Provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
"Aquatic Life Farm" − property containing any or a combination of levee ponds, a strip mine lake or other type of lake maintained for the exclusive purpose of rearing aquatic life for harvest and resale.
"Baitfish" live or dead species of fish or parts of fish, excluding roe, that are used by anglers to catch or attempt to catch fish.
"BlueBook" Suggested Procedures for the Detection and Identification of Certain Finfish and Shellfish Pathogens, American Fisheries Society, Fish Health Section, Bethesda, Maryland (2005 Edition).
"Department" the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
"Farm-Raised" any species of aquatic life that has been reared entirely in captivity on an aquatic life farm.
"Fish Health Inspection Report" or "FHIR" official document reporting health status of inspected fish issued by a trained, qualified fish health professional in accordance with BlueBook or OIE standards.
"Live Market" − an Illinois business in which commercially captured fish are maintained for a period of time prior to being killed and processed for consumption.
"Lot" a population of fish as defined in the BlueBook.
"Offal" − the whole or parts of an aquatic animal and aquatic animal products not approved for human consumption, including sludge and sieve material collected during slaughtering.
"OIE" the World Organization for Animal Health.
"Private Waters" waters of the State of Illinois that are wholly upon properties held in private ownership and contained on the land of the owner.
"Public Waters" all other waters of the State of Illinois.
"Resident" a person who actually resides in Illinois. For businesses, resident means at least 51% owned by Illinois residents and organized under the laws of Illinois.
"Slaughter Facility" − an Illinois business in which commercially captured fish are immediately killed and processed for consumption.
"Specific Pathogen Free" or "SPF" a lot of fish that have tested negative for VHS.
"VHS" or "VHSv" Viral hemorrhagic septicemia or the VHS virus. For purposes of this Part, VHSv and VHS are considered synonymous.
"Wild-Trapped" any species of aquatic life that has any portion of its life history not under direct control of an aquatic life farm (i.e., those that are not farm-raised).