(1) All aquatic farmers, as defined in RCW 15.85.020, shall register with the department. The application fee is one hundred five dollars. The director shall assign each aquatic farm a unique registration number and develop and maintain in an electronic database a registration list of all aquaculture farms. The department shall establish procedures to annually update the aquatic farmer information contained in the registration list. The department shall coordinate with the department of health using shellfish growing area certification data when updating the registration list.
(2) Registered aquaculture farms shall provide the department with the following information:
(a) The name of the aquatic farmer;
(b) The address of the aquatic farmer;
(c) Contact information such as telephone, fax, web site, and e-mail address, if available;
(d) The number and location of acres under cultivation, including a map displaying the location of the cultivated acres;
(e) The name of the landowner of the property being cultivated or otherwise used in the aquatic farming operation;
(f) The private sector cultured aquatic product being propagated, farmed, or cultivated; and
(g) Statistical production data.
(3) The state veterinarian shall be provided with registration and statistical data by the department.
[2011 c 339 § 37; 2007 c 216 § 6; 1993 sp.s. c 2 § 58; 1988 c 36 § 45; 1985 c 457 § 11. Formerly RCW 75.58.040.]
| Effective date -- 2011 c 339: See note following RCW 43.84.092.|
Effective date -- 1993 sp.s. c 2 §§ 1-6, 8-59, and 61-79: See RCW 43.300.900.
Severability -- 1993 sp.s. c 2: See RCW 43.300.901.