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71a.1.    Authority and definitions.
71a.2.    General.

§ 71a.1. Authority and definitions.

 (a)  Authority. Under section 2102 of the code (relating to rules and regulations), the Commission may promulgate rules and regulations to preserve, protect and enhance the fishery interests of the Commonwealth.

 (b)  Definitions. The following words, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

   Department—The Department of Agriculture of this Commonwealth.

   Diploid—Having two haploid sets of homologous chromosomes.

   Genetically modified—An organism whose genome, chromosomal or extrachromosomal, is modified permanently and heritably, using recombinant nucleic acid techniques and includes the progeny of any genetically modified organism derived therefrom.

   Grass carpCtenophryngodon idella, also known as white amur.

   Ornamental pond—An outdoor pond constructed as an aesthetic landscape feature that has a closed system of water circulation with no risk of contacting the surface waters of this Commonwealth; this does not include aquaculture facilities, ponds constructed to provide fishing opportunity, or ponds used for the confinement or production of baitfish.

   Triploid—Having three haploid sets of homologous chromosomes.

§ 71a.2. General.

 No species of fish may be introduced into waters of this Commonwealth, unless baited on a hook for angling purposes, without prior submission of a Notice of Stocking to the Commission on a form prescribed by the Commission. For the purposes of this subsection, ‘‘waters of this Commonwealth’’ does not include waters contained within a property or premise of a propagation or dealer facility licensed under 3 Pa.C.S. § §  4201—4223 (relating to Aquaculture Development Law). Fish health certification requirements provided in §  71a.6 (relating to fish health certificate requirements) shall be adhered to, when applicable.

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