(20 ILCS 215/4)
(from Ch. 5, par. 2304)
For the purposes of this Act:
(a) "Aquaculture" means the controlled propagation, growth and harvest
of aquatic organisms, including but not limited to fish, shellfish,
mollusks, crustaceans, algae and other aquatic plants, by an aquaculturist.
(b) "Aquaculturists" means individuals involved in producing,
transporting or marketing aquatic products from privately owned
waters for commercial purposes.
(c) "Privately owned waters" means waters confined within an artificial
containment, such as man-made ponds, vats, tanks, raceways and any other
indoor or outdoor facility constructed wholly within or on the enclosed
land of an owner or lessor.
(d) "Director" means the Director of Agriculture.
(e) "Department" means the Department of Agriculture.
(f) "Aquatic products" means any aquatic plants and animals or their
by-products that are produced, grown, managed, harvested and marketed on an
annual, semi-annual, biennial or short term basis, in permitted aquaculture
(g) "Permitted aquaculture facility" means a facility used by
aquaculturists to breed, hatch, propagate or raise aquatic life permitted
by the Department of Natural Resources pursuant to Section
20-90 of the Fish and Aquatic Life Code.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)