87-3-227. Civil liability. A person, firm, or corporation that violates any provision of this part pertaining to fish disease or rules or orders of the department is liable for damages caused by the violation. The damages may be recovered by the person, firm, or corporation damaged or by the department on behalf of the public in a civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction. All money collected by the department under this section must be deposited in the state special revenue fund as provided in 87-1-601(1).