(a) No species of aquatic life and wildlife shall be deliberately introduced by the department under this chapter into any habitat within the State, whether the introduction is from without the State into the State or from one area in the State into another area in the State unless the introduction is recommended by the department and authorized by rules of the department pursuant to chapter 91. (b) The department, in determining whether to recommend the deliberate introduction of aquatic life and wildlife, shall make the following findings: . . . (6) That the individuals to be introduced are free of communicable diseases and parasites and that there is no reason to believe that any communicable disease or parasite constitutes an important factor in the control of population; As used in this chapter, unless the context indicates otherwise: “Board” means the board of land and natural resources. “Commission” means the animal species advisory commission. “Committee” means the aquatic life and wildlife advisory committee established in each of the counties of the State. “Department” means the department of land and natural resources.
Citation: HRS § 197-3; HRS § 197-1;