Terms Used In Texas Agriculture Code 134.001

  • Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005

In this chapter only:
(1) “Cultured species” means aquatic animals raised under conditions where at least a portion of their life cycle is controlled by an aquaculturist.
(2) “Exotic species” means a nonindigenous plant or animal not normally found in the public waters in the state.
(3) “Aquaculturist” or “fish farmer” means any person engaged in aquaculture or fish farming.
(4) “Aquaculture” or “fish farming” means the business of producing and selling cultured species raised in private facilities. Aquaculture or fish farming is an agricultural activity.
(5) “Private facility” means a pond, tank, cage, or other structure capable of holding cultured species in confinement wholly within or on private land or water or within or on permitted public land or water.
(6) “Operator” means any person or entity in control of or having responsibility for the daily operation of an aquaculture facility.
(7) “Commercial aquaculture facility” means an aquaculture facility designed primarily for the production of cultured species for the purposes of sale, barter, or exchange.
(8) “New aquaculture facility” means a commercial aquaculture facility whose owner or operator initially sought waste discharge authorization from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission after January 19, 1999.
(9) “Coastal zone” has the meaning assigned by Section 33.004, Natural Resources Code.