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The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Commercially caught" means wild or hatchery-raised salmon harvested in the wild by commercial fishers. The term does not apply to farmed fish raised exclusively by private sector aquaculture.
(2) "Fish" means fresh or saltwater finfish and other forms of aquatic animal life other than crustaceans, mollusks, birds, and mammals where the animal life is intended for human consumption.
(3) "Salmon" means all species of the genus Oncorhynchus, except those classified as game fish in RCW 77.08.020, and includes:
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Chinook salmon or king salmon
Oncorhynchus kisutch
Coho salmon or silver salmon
Oncorhynchus keta
Chum or "keta" salmon
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Pink salmon
Oncorhynchus nerka
Sockeye or "red" salmon
Salmo salar (in other than
Atlantic salmon
its landlocked form)
(4) "Shellfish" means crustaceans and all mollusks where the animal life is intended for human consumption.


Finding1993 c 282: "The legislature finds that salmon consumers in Washington benefit from knowing the species and origin of the salmon they purchase. The accurate identification of such species, as well as knowledge of the country or state of origin and of whether they were caught commercially or were farm-raised, is important to consumers." [ 1993 c 282 s 1.]
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