RS 56:700.1     


§700.1. Definitions

           As used in this Part, unless the context requires otherwise, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

           (1) "Commercial fisherman" means any citizen of the state of Louisiana whose primary source of earnings is from the harvesting of living marine resources for commercial purposes. "Earnings" means the earnings derived solely by the personal efforts of the commercial fisherman, exclusive of the income of a spouse or of any community property interest in the income of a spouse.

           (2) "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources.

           (3) "Fishing gear" means any vessel and any equipment, whether or not attached to a vessel, which is used in the commercial handling or harvesting of living marine resources.

           (4) "Fund" means Fishermen's Gear Compensation Fund.

           (5) "Secretary" means the secretary of the Department of Natural Resources or his designee. 

           Added by Acts 1979, No. 673, §1. Acts 1983, No. 705, §6, eff. Sept. 1, 1983; Acts 1997, No. 801, §1, eff. July 10, 1997.

NOTE: See R.S. 56:700.6 regarding the termination of Part after June 30, 2022.