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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 XShad (continued)

Quotas

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

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn II
WatersFishing Quota
1Inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.5
2Inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick.5
3Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.5
  • SOR/2001-452, s. 23

Mesh Size

 No person shall fish for shad with a gill net that has a mesh size of less than 127 mm.

PART XISilversides

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for silversides except by angling or with a dip net or trap net.

Close Times

 No person shall fish for silversides in the waters set out in column I of an item of the table to this section by a method set out in column II of that item during the close time set out in column III of that item.

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
WatersMethodClose Time
Nova Scotia
1Inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.
  • (1) Dip nets

  • (1) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (2) Trap nets

  • (2) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

New Brunswick
2Inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick.
  • (1) Dip nets

  • (1) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (2) Trap nets

  • (2) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

Prince Edward Island
3Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.
  • (1) Dip nets

  • (1) Jan. 1 to Sept. 30

  • (2) Trap nets

  • (2) Jan. 1 to Sept. 30

Mesh Size

 No person shall fish for silversides with a trap net that has a mesh size of more than 65 mm.

PART XIISmallmouth Bass

Application

 This Part does not apply in respect of recreational fishing for smallmouth bass

  • (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.

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for smallmouth bass except by angling.

Close Times

 No person shall fish for smallmouth bass 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 IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn V
WatersClose TimeFishing QuotaMinimum LengthMaximum Length
1Inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.Nov. 1 to Mar. 31510 cm60 cm
2Inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick.July 1 to Sept. 15230 cm60 cm
3Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.Sept. 16 to Apr. 141023 cm60 cm
  • SOR/2001-452, s. 24

Quotas and Length Restrictions

 No person shall catch and retain in any day from the waters set out in column I of an item of the table to section 80

  • (a) more smallmouth bass than the fishing quota set out in column III of that item; or

  • (b) any smallmouth bass 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. 25

PART XIIISmelt

Application

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

  • (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.

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for smelt except by angling or with a bag net, box net, dip net, gill net or spear.

 No person shall fish for smelt with a bag net, box net or gill net that has a mesh size of less than 31 mm.

 No person shall fish for smelt with a bag net or box net having a leader that is more than 31 m in length.

 No person shall fish for smelt in the inland or tidal waters of Prince Edward Island with a bag net that has a leader.

Quotas

 No person engaged in recreational fishing for smelt with a dip net, by angling, or with a spear shall catch and retain more than 60 smelt in any day.

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 26

Close Times

 No person shall fish for smelt in the waters set out in column I of an item of the table to this section by a method set out in column II of that item during the close time set out in column III of that item.

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
WatersMethodClose Time
Nova Scotia
1Tidal waters of Nova Scotia.
  • (1) Bag nets

  • (1) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (2) Box nets

  • (2) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (3) Dip nets

  • (3) June 16 to Mar. 31

  • (4) Gill nets

  • (4) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (5) Spears

  • (5) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

  • (6) Angling

  • (6) June 1 to July 31

2Inland waters of Nova Scotia.
  • (1) Bag nets

  • (1) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (2) Box nets

  • (2) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (3) Dip nets

  • (3) June 16 to Mar. 31

  • (4) Gill nets

  • (4) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (5) Spears

  • (5) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (6) Angling

  • (6) Oct. 1 to Mar. 31

New Brunswick
3Tidal waters of New Brunswick.
  • (1) Bag nets

  • (1) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (2) Box nets

  • (2) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (3) Dip nets

  • (3) June 1 to Mar. 31

  • (4) Gill nets

  • (4) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (5) Spears

  • (5) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

  • (6) Angling

  • (6) June 1 to July 31

4Inland waters of New Brunswick.
  • (1) Bag nets

  • (1) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (2) Box nets

  • (2) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (3) Dip nets

  • (3) June 1 to Mar. 31

  • (4) Gill nets

  • (4) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (5) Spears

  • (5) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (6) Angling

  • (6) Oct. 1 to Mar. 31

Prince Edward Island
5Tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.
  • (1) Bag nets

  • (1) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (2) Box nets

  • (2) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (3) Dip nets

  • (3) June 16 to Mar. 31

  • (4) Gill nets

  • (4) Mar. 1 to Oct. 1

  • (5) Spears

  • (5) Apr. 1 to Nov. 30

  • (6) Angling

  • (6) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

6Inland waters of Prince Edward Island.
  • (1) Bag nets

  • (1) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (2) Box nets

  • (2) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (3) Dip nets

  • (3) June 16 to Mar. 31

  • (4) Gill nets

  • (4) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (5) Spears

  • (5) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (6) Angling

  • (6) Sept. 16 to Apr. 14

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 27
 
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