In this article, unless the context otherwise requires, "aquatic invasive species":

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 17-255

  • Department: means the Arizona game and fish department. See Arizona Laws 17-101
  • Fishing: means to lure, attract or pursue aquatic wildlife in such a manner that the wildlife may be captured or killed. See Arizona Laws 17-101
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215

1. Means any aquatic species that is not native to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction or presence in this state may cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

2. Does not include:

(a) Any nonindigenous species lawfully or historically introduced into this state for sport fishing recreation.

(b) Any species introduced into this state by the department, by other governmental entities or by any person pursuant to this title.