The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Aquaculture (or fish farming)--The business of
producing and selling cultured aquatic species.
(2) Aquaculturist--A person authorized by law to engage
in aquaculture, fish farming or mariculture.
(3) Aquaculture facility (or fish farm)--The property
including private ponds from which fish, shellfish, or aquatic plants
are produced, propagated, transported, or sold.
(4) Broodstock--An aquatic species taken from the public
waters of this state for the purpose of aquaculture or mariculture.
(5) Collection--Any boating, fishing, or aquatic product
transportation activity involved in the take or attempted take of
(6) Cultured species--Aquatic species raised under
conditions where at least a portion of their life cycle is controlled
by an aquaculturist.
(7) Department--The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
(8) Designated agent--A person designated by an aquaculturist
and approved by permit to act on behalf of that aquaculturist in collection
(9) Director--The executive director of the Texas Parks
and Wildlife Department or his designee.
(10) Mariculture--Cultivated oyster mariculture as
defined by Parks and Wildlife Code, Chapter 75.
(11) Progeny--Offspring of aquatic species, including
eggs, fry, fingerlings, oyster larvae, seed, and spat.
(12) Public waters--Bays, estuaries, and water of the
Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of the state, and the rivers,
streams, creeks, bayous, reservoirs, lakes, and portions of those
waters where public access is available without discrimination.
(13) Recreational Fishing--The act of using legal means
or methods to take or to attempt to take aquatic life for noncommercial
purposes from the public waters of this state.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §57.391 adopted to be effective October 3, 1996, 21 TexReg 9170; amended to be effective June 12, 2013, 38 TexReg 3644; amended to be effective August 24, 2020, 45 TexReg 5915