A person may not operate an aquaculture facility without first having acquired from the department an aquaculture license.
The department shall:
maintain an application process for an aquaculture license;
license aquaculture facilities; and
regulate aquaculture operations.
The department shall provide a copy of each aquaculture license application to the Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.
The department may not issue a license for a new aquaculture facility unless the facility has been authorized by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to dispose of wastewater or the facility will not dispose of wastewater into waters in the state.Acts 1975, 64th Leg., ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Renumbered from Parks & Wildlife Code, Sec. 48.002 and amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 637, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 491, Sec. 11, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1239, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.