(1a) Animals. -- Wild animals, except when the context clearly indicates a contrary interpretation., (7) Fish; Fishes. -- All finfish; all shellfish; and all crustaceans.
, (16) Wildlife. -- Wild animals; wild birds; all fish found in inland fishing waters; and inland game fish. Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions of wildlife, wildlife resources, wild animals, wild birds, fish, and the like are deemed to include species normally wild, or indistinguishable from wild species, which are raised or kept in captivity. Nothing in this definition is intended to abrogate the exclusive authority given the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to regulate the production and sale of pen-raised quail for food purposes.
Citation: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 113-129