The Michigan Legislative Website data sources are undergoing upgrades. Thank you for your patience as we work through any issues.

Go To Top capitol dome
Michigan Legislature
Michigan Compiled Laws Complete Through PA 48 of 2019
House: Adjourned until Wednesday, October 16, 2019 1:30:00 PM
Senate: Adjourned until Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Michigan Legislature

Main Content

Act 199 of 1996
Search within this Statute for


Act 199 of 1996

AN ACT to define, develop, and regulate aquaculture as an agricultural enterprise in this state; to provide powers and duties of certain state agencies and departments; and to provide for certain penalties and remedies.

History: 1996, Act 199, Eff. Aug. 16, 1996

© 2017 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 286.871SectionShort title.
Section 286.872SectionDefinitions.
Section 286.873SectionAdministration of act; assistance by department.
Section 286.874SectionAquaculture as agricultural enterprise; products as property of aquaculturist; riparian rights for water diversion; exemption from certain restrictions; limitations on authority of aquaculturist; genetically engineered variant.
Section 286.875SectionApproved species for aquaculture production; list.
Section 286.876SectionRegistration required; exceptions; records; documentation.
Section 286.877SectionInitial application; submission; inspection; issuance of registration or permit; denial; notice; second inspection; hearing; return of registration or permit fee prohibited; contents of permit; renewal application; modification of permit.
Section 286.878SectionResearch of aquaculture species not on approved list; research permit; approval of protocol.
Section 286.879SectionInspection of facilities by department; access; conduct; conditions.
Section 286.880SectionProhibited conduct.
Section 286.881SectionFailure to comply with act or rules; authority of department to deny, suspend, revoke, or limit registration or permit; conduct of proceeding.
Section 286.882SectionRules.
Section 286.883SectionViolation as misdemeanor; penalty; costs; attorney fees; authority of director; actions brought by attorney general or director.
Section 286.884SectionEffective date.
up icon