(20 ILCS 215/5) (from Ch. 5, par. 2305)
    Sec. 5. Program Development. The Department shall be the principal State agency for developing a program for assisting the State's aquaculture industry. The Department may consult with the Aquaculture Industry Advisory Committee in developing a program by which the Department shall:
        (a) serve as a clearinghouse for information on
aquaculture and provide assistance, information and data relating to the production and use of aquatic foods;
        (b) develop informational packets and brochures on
permit and license requirements and regulations governing the aquaculture industry;
        (c) coordinate with other State agencies in order to
promote the maximum flow of information and avoid unnecessary overlapping of regulations;
        (d) assist marketing and promotion of aquatic
    The transportation, possession or sale of aquatic products shall require that they be placed in labeled containers or accompanied by bills of lading or sale or similar documents identifying the name and address of the producer and quantity of the products.
    The Director shall consult with the Director of Natural Resources to ensure that rules do not impair the enforcement provisions of the Fish and Aquatic Life Code protecting aquatic life in the native environment. Importation of non-indigenous species of aquatic life into the State for aquaculture must comply with rules and regulations of the Department of Natural Resources.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)