Wildlife Diseases - Authority & Jurisdiction - Louisiana

H. In order for the Louisiana Department of Health to monitor molluscan shellfish-related diseases for verification and certification, the department may collect from all water bottoms, both public and private, such shellfish samples as may be required for bacteriological, chemical, and radiological analysis. The department shall notify the owner or lessee of the collection of such samples, but it shall not be a condition precedent to the taking of such shellfish.; (7) The department shall have the authority to cancel sales or to confiscate and destroy shipments of fish fingerlings that are determined by department personnel to have fish diseases or parasites that would endanger native fish populations.;

Citation:  LSA-R.S. 40:5.3; LSA-R.S. 56:412;