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Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations (SOR/93-55)

Regulations are current to 2022-06-20 and last amended on 2021-05-14. Previous Versions

PART I.1Inshore and Coastal Licences (continued)

Eligibility Criteria

 This Part applies to the following licences:

  • (a) an inshore fishing licence that is held by a licence holder that is identified as an independent core licence holder with the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada;

  • (b) a coastal fishing licence, other than a commercial fishing licence to fish for elver;

  • (c) an inshore fishing licence with “designated operator status” or “exploitant désigné” or an equivalent expression appearing on it and that is held by a licence holder referred to in paragraph (a);

  • (d) an inshore fishing licence that is held by a licence holder that is identified as a head of a non-core enterprise with the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada;

  • (e) an inshore fishing licence with “designated operator status” or “exploitant désigné” or an equivalent expression appearing on it and that is held by a licence holder referred to in paragraph (d);

  • (f) an inshore fishing licence held by an organization that has been issued an allocation of fish to catch for the benefit of its membership; and

  • (g) an inshore fishing licence held by a corporation that held such a licence before January 19, 1989, unless

    • (i) “designated operator status” or “exploitant désigné” or an equivalent expression appears on the licence, or

    • (ii) the corporation held an inshore fishing licence before January 1, 1979.

  •  (1) A licence referred to in paragraphs 29.1(a) to (f) may only be issued to

    • (a) an individual or their estate or succession;

    • (b) a corporation, all of the shares of which belong to one individual; or

    • (c) an organization referred to in paragraph 29.1(f).

  • (2) In the case of a licence referred to in paragraph 29.1(a), (b), (d) or (g), the activities authorized under the licence must be carried out personally by the licence holder, the operator named in the licence or a person authorized in accordance with subsection 23(2) of the Fishery (General) Regulations.

  • (3) A licence referred to in paragraph 29.1(a) or (c) shall not be issued if, at the time of application, the applicant has transferred the use or control of the rights or privileges conferred under the licence for which the applicant is the licence holder or was the licence holder in the 12 months prior to the application or conferred under a licence that may be issued to the applicant.

  • (4) A licence holder that has been denied the issuance of a licence under subsection (3) or has had a licence cancelled under paragraph 9(1)(b) of the Act and did not resolve the matter that gave rise to the denial, suspension or cancellation within 12 months of the day on which the licence was denied, suspended or cancelled is never eligible to hold the same type of licence again.

  • (5) Subsection (3) does not apply in the following circumstances:

    • (a) the licence is offered as security in a financial agreement under provincial legislation;

    • (b) in the case referred to in paragraph (a), a creditor that is a recognized financial institution uses or controls the rights or privileges under the licence in order to exercise its rights with respect to a security;

    • (c) in the case referred to in paragraph (a), a creditor that is not a recognized financial institution, uses the privilege under the licence to recommend to the Minister the next licence holder or the reallocation of fishing quota, in order to exercise its rights with respect to a security;

    • (d) a trustee or receiver appointed under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act uses or controls rights or privileges conferred by the licence;

    • (e) all or part of the rights of the proceeds from the sale of the catch are transferred to any person on the vessel who is participating in making the catch;

    • (f) in the case of an applicant that is a licence holder, the rights and privileges under that licence or the rights and privileges to be granted if the application is accepted have been transferred to an inshore family fishing corporation of which the applicant holds 100% of the voting shares;

    • (g) in the case of an applicant that is not a licence holder, the rights and privileges that are granted under the licence if the application is accepted have been transferred to a corporation that would be an inshore family fishing corporation of which the applicant holds 100% of the voting shares if the licence was issued;

    • (h) with the authorization of the Minister, the licence holder transfers the rights or privileges under the licence in order to give effect to the following arrangements made with other holders of the licences referred to in any of paragraphs 29.1(a) to (g):

      • (i) an arrangement for the reallocation of a fishing quota, or

      • (ii) an arrangement for the reallocation of authorized fishing gear;

    • (i) an organization referred to in paragraph 29.1(f) has required the licence holder to provide part of the proceeds from the sale of the catch back to the organization in exchange for additional fish allocation;

    • (j) a liquidator of the succession, an executor or an administrator of the estate appointed upon the death of the licence holder uses or controls the rights or privileges under the licence;

    • (k) a person is authorized to act on behalf of the licence holder in the case of their incapacity, including a guardian, committee, Public Guardian and Trustee, tutor, curator, Public Curator, mandatary under a protection mandate or any other person who is appointed to act in a similar capacity; or

    • (l) a person has received an authorization in accordance with subsection 23(2) of the Fishery (General) Regulations with respect to the licence.

Requirements for Certain Licences

 A licence holder referred to in paragraph 29.1(a) or (c) shall keep a registry of the crew on board the vessel on each fishing trip.

 Except in the cases referred to in subsection 29.2(5), a holder of a licence referred to in paragraph 29.1(a) or (c) shall not transfer the use or control of the rights or privileges conferred under that licence.

 Except in the cases referred to in subsection 29.2(5), only the holder of a licence referred to in paragraph 29.1(a) or (c) shall use or control the rights and privileges conferred under that licence.

PART IIBurbot

Application

 This Part does not apply in respect of recreational fishing for burbot

  • (a) by angling or with set lines in the waters set out in Schedule IX during the period beginning on January 1 and ending on March 31; or

  • (b) in the waters set out in section 116.

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 10

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for burbot except by angling.

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 10

Close Times

 No person shall fish for burbot in the waters set out in column I of the table to this section during the close time set out in column II.

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn V
WatersClose TimeFishing QuotaMinimum LengthMaximum Length
1Inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.Jan. 1 to Dec. 31110 cm150 cm
2Inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick.Sept. 16 to May 141010 cm150 cm
3Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.Jan. 1 to Dec. 31110 cm150 cm
  • SOR/2001-452, s. 10

Quotas and Length Restrictions

 No person shall catch and retain in any day from the waters set out in column I of the table to section 30.2

  • (a) more burbot than the fishing quota set out in column III; or

  • (b) any burbot the length of which is less than the minimum length set out in column IV, or more than the maximum length set out in column V.

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 10

PART II.1Chain Pickerel

Application

 This Part does not apply in respect of recreational fishing for chain pickerel

  • (a) by angling or with set lines in the waters set out in Schedule IX during the period beginning on January 1 and ending on March 31; or

  • (b) in the waters set out in section 116.

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 10

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for chain pickerel except by angling.

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 10

Close Times

 No person shall fish for chain pickerel in the waters set out in column I of the table to this section during the close time set out in column II.

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn V
WatersClose TimeFishing QuotaMinimum LengthMaximum Length
1Inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.Oct. 1 to Apr. 1410010 cm75 cm
2Inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick.Sept. 16 to May 141010 cm75 cm
3Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.Jan. 1 to Dec. 31110 cm75 cm
  • SOR/2001-452, s. 10

Quotas and Length Restrictions

 No person shall catch and retain in any day from the waters set out in column I of the table to section 31.2

  • (a) more chain pickerel than the fishing quota set out in column III; or

  • (b) any chain pickerel the length of which is less than the minimum length set out in column IV, or more than the maximum length set out in column V.

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 10

PART IIIClams

Gear Restrictions

  •  (1) No person shall engage in recreational fishing for a species set out in column II of the table to this section in the waters set out in column I by a method set out in column III during the close time set out in column IV.

  • (2) No person shall engage in fishing for commercial purposes for a species set out in column II of the table to this section in the waters set out in column I by a method set out in column III during the close time set out in column IV.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
    WatersSpeciesMethodClose Time
    1Inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.
    • (1) Bar clam

    • (1) Hand and hand-held tools, when not diving

    • (1) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (2) Hand and hand-held tools, when diving

    • (2) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (3) Drag rake

    • (3) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (4) Hydraulic device

    • (4) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (5) Mechanical device

    • (5) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (6) Any other method

    • (6) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    • (2) Bay quahaug

    • (1) Hand and hand-held tools, when not diving

    • (1) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (2) Hand and hand-held tools, when diving

    • (2) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (3) Drag rake

    • (3) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (4) Hydraulic device

    • (4) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (5) Mechanical device

    • (5) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (6) Any other method

    • (6) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    • (3) Razor clam

    • (1) Hand and hand-held tools, when not diving

    • (1) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (2) Hand and hand-held tools, when diving

    • (2) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (3) Drag rake

    • (3) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (4) Hydraulic device

    • (4) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (5) Mechanical device

    • (5) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (6) Any other method

    • (6) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    • (4) Soft-shell clam

    • (1) Hand and hand-held tools, when not diving

    • (1) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (2) Hand and hand-held tools, when diving

    • (2) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (3) Drag rake

    • (3) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (4) Hydraulic device

    • (4) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (5) Mechanical device

    • (5) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (6) Any other method

    • (6) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    2Inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick.
    • (1) Bar clam

    • (1) Hand and hand-held tools, when not diving

    • (1) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (2) Hand and hand-held tools, when diving

    • (2) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (3) Drag rake

    • (3) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (4) Hydraulic device

    • (4) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (5) Mechanical device

    • (5) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (6) Any other method

    • (6) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    • (2) Bay quahaug

    • (1) Hand and hand-held tools, when not diving

    • (1) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (2) Hand and hand-held tools, when diving

    • (2) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (3) Drag rake

    • (3) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (4) Hydraulic device

    • (4) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (5) Mechanical device

    • (5) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (6) Any other method

    • (6) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    • (3) Razor clam

    • (1) Hand and hand-held tools, when not diving

    • (1) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (2) Hand and hand-held tools, when diving

    • (2) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (3) Drag rake

    • (3) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (4) Hydraulic device

    • (4) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (5) Mechanical device

    • (5) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (6) Any other method

    • (6) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    • (4) Soft-shell clam

    • (1) Hand and hand-held tools, when not diving

    • (1) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (2) Hand and hand-held tools, when diving

    • (2) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (3) Drag rake

    • (3) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (4) Hydraulic device

    • (4) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (5) Mechanical device

    • (5) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (6) Any other method

    • (6) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    3Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.
    • (1) Bar clam

    • (1) Hand and hand-held tools, when not diving

    • (1) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (2) Hand and hand-held tools, when diving

    • (2) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (3) Drag rake

    • (3) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (4) Hydraulic device

    • (4) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (5) Mechanical device

    • (5) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (6) Any other method

    • (6) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    • (2) Bay quahaug

    • (1) Hand and hand-held tools, when not diving

    • (1) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (2) Hand and hand-held tools, when diving

    • (2) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (3) Drag rake

    • (3) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (4) Hydraulic device

    • (4) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (5) Mechanical device

    • (5) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (6) Any other method

    • (6) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    • (3) Razor clam

    • (1) Hand and hand-held tools, when not diving

    • (1) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (2) Hand and hand-held tools, when diving

    • (2) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (3) Drag rake

    • (3) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (4) Hydraulic device

    • (4) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (5) Mechanical device

    • (5) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (6) Any other method

    • (6) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    • (4) Soft-shell clam

    • (1) Hand and hand-held tools, when not diving

    • (1) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (2) Hand and hand-held tools, when diving

    • (2) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (3) Drag rake

    • (3) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (4) Hydraulic device

    • (4) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (5) Mechanical device

    • (5) Jan. 1 to March 31

    • (6) Any other method

    • (6) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 11
 
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