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Chapter 16-603 WAC

Last Update: 6/4/03


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HTMLPDF16-603-010Aquaculture identification requirements.


Aquaculture identification requirements.

(1) Any sale or movement of private sector cultured aquatic products made by an aquatic farmer, other than retail sale for personal use by the purchaser or rendering or unmarketable solid waste disposal, shall:
(a) Be accompanied by a shipping document showing:
(i) The aquatic farmer's name;
(ii) The aquatic farm mailing address;
(iii) The aquatic farm registration number required by RCW 75.58.040;
(iv) The date of transfer by the aquatic farmer;
(v) The quantity of each species; and
(b) Be labeled, showing the name of the aquatic farmer and the farmer's aquatic farm registration number on each container of cultured aquatic products.
(c) The shipping documents and labeling required under this section shall be retained and maintained by the purchaser while the private sector cultured aquatic products are under the purchaser's possession or control.
(2) The provisions of this section do not apply to shellfish if the shellfish comply with rules enacted under the labeling requirements for the Sanitary Control of Shellfish Act (WAC 246-282-080), or to live finfish or their reproductive tissues, if the finfish comply with rules enacted under the Washington department of fisheries transfer procedure set forth in chapter 220-77 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.85 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 03-13-005, § 16-603-010, filed 6/4/03, effective 7/5/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.85.040 and 15.85.060. WSR 91-13-018 (Order 2086), § 16-603-010, filed 6/10/91, effective 1/1/92.]