21. Every person operating an aquaculture site in the domain of the State whose aquaculture licence has been cancelled or has expired must return the site to a condition satisfactory to the Minister, at the person’s expense.
In addition, every person operating an aquaculture site the initial area of which has been reduced must, at the person’s expense, return the unexploited portion to a condition satisfactory to the Minister.
If a person fails to comply with the first or second paragraph, the Minister may take the necessary measures to return the site to a satisfactory condition, at the person’s expense.
If a structure, equipment, an installation or any other object is abandoned at an aquaculture site, the Minister may dispose of such property in accordance with the rules of the Civil Code.
This section does not operate to limit the powers of the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks as regards management of waters in the domain of the State and environmental protection.
2003, c. 23, s. 21; 2006, c. 3, s. 35.