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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 VGaspereau (continued)

Quotas

 No person engaged in recreational fishing for gaspereau 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 gaspereau than the fishing quota set out in column II.

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn II
WatersFishing Quota
1Inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.20
2Inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick.20
3Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.20
  • SOR/2001-452, s. 15

Mesh Sizes

  •  (1) No person shall fish for gaspereau with a gill net that has a mesh size of more than 89 mm.

  • (2) No person shall fish for gaspereau in the inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick with a gill net that has a mesh size of less than 38 mm.

Provisions Specific to Nova Scotia

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall fish for gaspereau in the inland waters of Nova Scotia by any means other than angling during the period beginning at sunset and ending at sunrise.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in the inland waters of Halifax and Yarmouth Counties to a person who holds a licence to fish for gaspereau with a dip net at a dip stand.

 No person shall, in the inland waters of any river in Nova Scotia,

  • (a) fish for gaspereau with a square net that is more than 3.65 m2; or

  • (b) erect or use a square net fixture that extends more than one third of the way across the width of the river or that has an outside wall of more than 9 m in length.

 Every holder of a licence to fish for gaspereau with a square net in the inland waters of a river in Nova Scotia shall

  • (a) during the applicable weekly close time for gaspereau in those waters set out in column IV of Schedule V, remove the square net from the water; and

  • (b) provide an opening that is at least 60 cm wide and 60 cm high in the wall of the square net fixture that extends across the river.

 No person shall fish for gaspereau in the inland waters of Inverness County with a trap net that is more than 15 m in length, measured from the upstream end of the trap net to the downstream end and including any leader that is attached to it.

 No person shall fish for gaspereau in the Gaspereau River, Kings County, Nova Scotia,

  • (a) with a dip net the opening of which has a circumference of more than 190 cm;

  • (b) upstream from the mouth of Deep Hollow Brook, except by angling or with a dip net or square net;

  • (c) from the White Rock power house to a point 640 m downstream from that power house; or

  • (d) from a point 183 m downstream from the Trunk 12 highway bridge upstream to the Lanes Mill fish ladder.

 No person shall fish for gaspereau in the Tusket River, Nova Scotia, from the Route 423 highway bridge upstream to the power house.

PART VILandlocked Salmon

Application

 This Part does not apply in respect of recreational fishing for landlocked salmon

  • (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) except for section 53, in the waters set out in section 116.

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for landlocked salmon except by angling.

Close Times

 No person shall fish for landlocked salmon in the waters set out in column I of an item of the table to this section during the close time set out in column II of that item.

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn II
WatersClose Time
Nova Scotia
1Guysborough River, upstream from the highway bridge at Milford Haven, not including tributaries.Oct. 1 to Apr. 30
2Tidal waters of Bras d’Or Lake, Great Bras d’Or (Channel), St. Patricks Channel, St. Andrews Channel and Sydney River between the dam and a straight line drawn from Point Edward to Liscomb Point.Oct. 16 to Apr. 14
3

Inland and tidal waters of the Counties of Antigonish, Cape Breton, Colchester, Cumberland, Halifax, Hants, Inverness, Pictou, Richmond and Victoria, except the waters

  • (a) set out in items 1 and 2,

  • (b) of Colchester County between Highway 102 and the Shubenacadie River,

  • (c) of Halifax County west of Highway 102 and west of Halifax Harbour, and

  • (d) of Hants County west of Highway 102.

Oct. 1 to Apr. 14
4Ramsey Lake, Annapolis County, and Sunken Lake, Kings County.Nov. 1 to May 14
5Inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia not set out in items 1 to 4.Oct. 1 to Mar. 31
New Brunswick
6First Green Lake, Madawaska County.Sept. 1 to Apr. 30
7Restigouche River, Restigouche County, downstream from the CN Railway bridge between Quebec and New Brunswick, not including tributaries.Nov. 1 to Apr. 14
8Inland waters of lakes, reservoirs and ponds in the Counties of Gloucester, Madawaska, Northumberland, Restigouche and Victoria not set out in item 6.Sept. 16 to May 14
9Inland and tidal waters of the Counties of Gloucester, Madawaska, Northumberland, Restigouche and Victoria not set out in items 6 to 8.Sept. 16 to Apr. 30
10Surface mine ponds in Queens and Sunbury Counties between Lat. 46º00′N. and Lat. 46º10′N. and between Long. 65º50′W. and Long. 66º10′W.Oct. 16 to Apr. 14
11Shepody River and its tributaries upstream from the flood gate at Harvey Bank, not including MacFadden Lake, Fenton Pond and Alcorn Pond.Oct. 1 to May 7
12Inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick not set out in items 6 to 11.Sept. 16 to Apr. 14
Prince Edward Island
13Glenfinnan, O’Keefes and Afton Lakes, Queens County.Oct. 16 to Apr. 14
14Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island not set out in item 13.Oct. 1 to Apr. 14

Quotas and Length Restrictions

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall catch and retain in any day from the waters set out in column I of an item of the table to this subsection

    • (a) more landlocked salmon than the fishing quota set out in column II of that item; or

    • (b) any landlocked salmon the length of which is

      • (i) less than the minimum length set out in column III of that item, or

      • (ii) more than the maximum length set out in column IV of that item.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
    WatersFishing QuotaMinimum LengthMaximum Length
    1Inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.235 cm63 cm
    2Inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick.235 cm63 cm
    3Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.135 cm63 cm
  • (2) No person shall catch and retain in any day more than two landlocked salmon from any combination of waters set out in items 2 to 4 of the table to subsection (1).

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 16

Tagging

 Every person who, during the period beginning on April 1 and ending on December 31, catches and retains a landlocked salmon that is 48 cm or more in length shall forthwith affix thereto a blue salmon tag in the manner described in subsection 67(1).

PART VI.1Muskellunge

Application

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

  • (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. 17

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for muskellunge except by angling.

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 17

Close Times

 No person shall fish for muskellunge 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 14510 cm150 cm
3Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.Jan. 1 to Dec. 31110 cm150 cm
  • SOR/2001-452, s. 17

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 53.3

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

  • (b) any muskellunge 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. 17

PART VIIMussels

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for mussels except by hand, with hand-held tools, with a drag rake, hydraulic device or mechanical device or by diving.

Close Times

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

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

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
    WatersMethodClose Time
    Nova Scotia
    1Inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.
    • (1) Hand and hand-held tools, when not diving

    • (1) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

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

    • (2) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    • (3) Drag rake

    • (3) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    • (4) Hydraulic device

    • (4) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    • (5) Mechanical device

    • (5) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    New Brunswick
    2Inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick.
    • (1) Hand and hand-held tools, when not diving

    • (1) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

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

    • (2) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    • (3) Drag rake

    • (3) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    • (4) Hydraulic device

    • (4) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    • (5) Mechanical device

    • (5) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    Prince Edward Island
    3Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.
    • (1) Hand and hand-held tools, when not diving

    • (1) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

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

    • (2) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    • (3) Drag rake

    • (3) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    • (4) Hydraulic device

    • (4) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

    • (5) Mechanical device

    • (5) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 18
 
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