(20 ILCS 215/2) (from Ch. 5, par. 2302)
    Sec. 2. Findings. The legislature finds and declares that it is in the interest of the people of this State that the practice of aquaculture be encouraged in order to augment food supplies, promote agriculture diversification, expand employment opportunities, promote economic activity, increase native fish stocks, enhance commercial and recreational fishing and protect and better use the land and water resources of the State.
    The legislature finds that aquaculture shall be considered an agricultural pursuit as provided in the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, and for purposes of any laws that apply to or provide for the advancement, benefit or protection of the agriculture industry of the State.
(Source: P.A. 85-856.)