Florida Senate - 2021                                    SB 1098
       By Senator Rodriguez
       39-01404-21                                           20211098__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to largemouth bass; amending s.
    3         597.004, F.S.; providing for the sale of largemouth
    4         bass as food fish; providing an effective date.
    6  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    8         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (5) of section
    9  597.004, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   10         597.004 Aquaculture certificate of registration.—
   12         (a) Aquaculture products, except shellfish, snook, and any
   13  fish of the genus Micropterus, excluding Micropterus salmoides
   14  and subspecies and hybrids thereof, and prohibited and
   15  restricted freshwater and marine species identified by rules of
   16  the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, may be sold by an
   17  aquaculture producer certified pursuant to this section or by a
   18  dealer licensed pursuant to part VII of chapter 379 without
   19  restriction so long as the product origin can be identified.
   20         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.