Fish and Wildlife

The Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative of 2011

SECTION 20-38-3

§ 20-38-3. Definitions.

When used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) "Aquaculture" means the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and aquatic plants.

(2) "Collaborative" means the Rhode Island seafood marketing collaborative established under § 20-38-4.

(3) "Rhode Island's local fishermen and aquaculturists" means commercial fishermen and aquaculturists licensed in the state of Rhode Island.

(4) "Seafood dealer" means any person engaged in purchasing, raising, propagating, breeding, or acquiring or possessing live fish or fish eggs to be sold or furnished to others for the purpose of resale licensed in the state of Rhode Island.

(5) "State agencies" means state entities responsible for the implementation of Rhode Island's fishery management and economic development, including, but not limited to:

(i) The department of environmental management, which shall include:

(A) The division of agriculture and

(B) The division of marine fisheries;

(ii) The commerce corporation;

(iii) The coastal resources management council;

(iv) The department of health;

(v) The department of administration.

(6) "Sustainable food system" means one in which resources (including natural resources, such as soil and water, as well as human resources, such as labor) are used at, or below, their rate of recovery.

(7) [Deleted by P.L. 2015, ch. 100, § 1 and P.L. 2015, ch. 111, § 1].

History of Section.
(P.L. 2011, ch. 226, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 316, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 100, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 111, § 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 191, § 7; P.L. 2017, ch. 242, § 7.)