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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 IIIClams (continued)

Quotas and Length Restrictions

 No person engaged in recreational fishing for clams by hand or with hand-held tools shall catch and retain, in any day, more than 300 clams in the aggregate from any or all of the following species:

  • (a) bar clam;

  • (b) bay quahaug;

  • (c) razor clam; and

  • (d) soft-shell clam.

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 12

 No person shall catch and retain from the waters set out in column I of an item of the table to this section any clam of a species set out in column II of that item the length of which is less than the minimum length for that species set out in column III of that item.

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
WatersSpeciesMinimum Length
Nova Scotia
1Inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.
  • (1) Bay quahaug

  • (1) 38 mm

  • (2) Bar clam

  • (1) 76 mm

  • (3) Soft-shell clam

  • (3) 44 mm

New Brunswick
2Inland and tidal waters of that portion of New Brunswick that borders on the Bay of Fundy.
  • (1) Bay quahaug

  • (1) 38 mm

  • (2) Bar clam

  • (2) 76 mm

  • (3) Soft-shell clam

  • (3) 44 mm

3Inland and tidal waters of that portion of New Brunswick that borders on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Northumberland Strait.
  • (1) Bay quahaug

  • (1) 38 mm

  • (2) Bar clam

  • (2) 76 mm

  • (3) Soft-shell clam

  • (3) 38 mm

Prince Edward Island
4Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.
  • (1) Bay quahaug

  • (1) 50 mm

  • (2) Bar clam

  • (2) 76 mm

  • (3) Soft-shell clam

  • (3) 50 mm

PART IVEels

Interpretation

 In this Part,

eel pot

eel pot means a type of fishing gear used to catch eels without enmeshing them that

  • (a) contains bait which attracts eels into it through one or more openings, and

  • (b) does not have a leader of any kind; (nasse à anguille)

eel trap

eel trap means any fishing gear used to catch eels without enmeshing them and includes a fyke net and eel weir but does not include a dip net, eel pot, longline, set line, spear or angling gear; (trappe à anguille)

elver

elver means an eel that is less than 10 cm in length. (civelle)

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for eels except by angling or with an eel pot, eel trap, dip net, longline, set line or spear.

Close Times

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

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
    WatersMethodClose TimeMinimum Length
    Nova Scotia
    1Inland waters of Nova Scotia.
    • (1) Eel traps

    • (1) Nov. 1 to Aug. 14

    20 cm
    • (2) Eel pots

    • (2) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    • (3) Spears

    • (3) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    2Tidal waters of Nova Scotia.
    • (1) Eel traps

    • (1) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    20 cm
    • (2) Eel pots

    • (2) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    • (3) Spears

    • (3) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    New Brunswick
    3Inland waters of New Brunswick.
    • (1) Eel traps

    • (1) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    20 cm
    • (2) Eel pots

    • (2) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    • (3) Spears

    • (3) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    4Tidal waters of the Tabusintac River.
    • (1) Eel traps

    • (1) Dec. 1 to July 31

    20 cm
    • (2) Eel pots

    • (2) Dec. 1 to July 31

    • (3) Spears

    • (3) Sept. 1 to Nov. 15

    5Tidal waters of New Brunswick not set out in item 4.
    • (1) Eel traps

    • (1) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    20 cm
    • (2) Eel pots

    • (2) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    • (3) Spears

    • (3) Sept. 1 to Nov. 15

    Prince Edward Island
    6Inland waters of Prince Edward Island.
    • (1) Eel traps

    • (1) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    46 cm
    • (2) Eel pots

    • (2) Dec. 1 to Aug. 15

    • (3) Spears

    • (3) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

    7Tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.
    • (1) Eel traps

    • (1) Dec. 1 to Aug. 15

    46 cm
    • (2) Eel pots

    • (2) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    • (3) Spears

    • (3) From 17:00 h each day to 07:00 h on the following day from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (1.1) No person shall engage in fishing for commercial purposes for eels in the waters set out in column I of the table to subsection (1) by a method set out in column II during the close time set out in column III.

  • (2) Every person who fishes for eels with an eel trap in the inland waters of Nova Scotia shall, during the period beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset,

    • (a) in the case of an eel trap other than a fyke net, provide an opening at least 90 cm wide in the part of the trap that is situated in the deepest water to allow fish to escape; and

    • (b) in the case of a fyke net, render the net incapable of catching fish.

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 13

Quotas and Length Restrictions

 No person engaged in recreational fishing for eels by any method in the waters set out in column I of the table to this section shall catch and retain, in any day, more eels than the fishing quota set out in column II.

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn II
WatersFishing Quota
1Inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.10
2Inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick.10
3Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.10
  • SOR/2001-452, s. 14
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall catch and retain any eel from the waters set out in column I of the table to subsection 37(1) the length of which is less than the minimum length set out in column IV.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who holds an eel fishing licence that specifically authorizes the taking of elvers.

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 14

PART VGaspereau

Interpretation

 In this Part,

dip stand

dip stand means a location specified in a commercial fishing licence where the licence holder is permitted to take gaspereau with a dip net; (poste de pêche à l’épuisette)

square net fixture

square net fixture means a structure consisting of three walls that is placed in the water and into which a square net is lowered and raised to catch gaspereau. (installation de pêche au carrelet)

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for gaspereau except by angling or with a dip net, gill net, square net, trap net or weir.

Close Times

  •  (1) No person shall engage in recreational fishing for gaspereau in the waters set out in column I of Schedule V

    • (a) by a method set out in column II during the yearly close time set out in column III; or

    • (b) by a method set out in column II during the weekly close time set out in column IV.

  • (2) No person shall engage in fishing for commercial purposes for gaspereau in the waters set out in column I of Schedule V

    • (a) by a method set out in column II during the yearly close time set out in column III; or

    • (b) by a method set out in column II during the weekly close time set out in column IV.

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 15
 
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