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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 XVSturgeon (continued)

Mesh Size

 No person shall fish for sturgeon with a gill net that has a mesh size of less than 330 mm.

Length Restriction

 No person shall catch and retain or possess any sturgeon that is less than 120 cm in length.

PART XVITomcod

Application

 This Part does not apply in respect of recreational fishing for tomcod 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.

Gear Restrictions

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

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

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

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

Close Times

 No person shall fish for tomcod 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) Gill nets

  • (3) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (4) Spears

  • (4) Dec. 30 to Dec. 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) Gill nets

  • (3) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (4) Spears

  • (4) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

New Brunswick
3Tidal waters of the Saint John River upstream from a straight line drawn from Partridge Island light to Red Head.
  • (1) Bag nets

  • (1) Mar. 16 to Sept. 1

  • (2) Box nets

  • (2) Mar. 16 to Dec. 1

  • (3) Gill nets

  • (3) Mar. 16 to Sept. 1

  • (4) Spears

  • (4) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

4Tidal waters of that portion of New Brunswick that borders on the Bay of Fundy not set out in item 3.
  • (1) Bag nets

  • (1) Mar. 16 to Oct. 15

  • (2) Box nets

  • (2) Mar. 16 to Dec. 1

  • (3) Gill nets

  • (3) Mar. 16 to Oct. 15

  • (4) Spears

  • (4) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

5The Miramichi River upstream from the Morrissy Bridge in Newcastle.
  • (1) Bag nets

  • (1) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (2) Box nets

  • (2) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (3) Gill nets

  • (3) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (4) Spears

  • (4) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

6Tidal waters of that portion of New Brunswick that borders on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Northumberland Strait not set out in item 5.
  • (1) Bag nets

  • (1) Mar. 16 to Oct. 15

  • (2) Box nets

  • (2) Mar. 16 to Dec. 1

  • (3) Gill nets

  • (3) Mar. 16 to Oct. 15

  • (4) Spears

  • (4) Feb. 16 to Nov. 30

7Inland waters of New Brunswick not set out in item 5.
  • (1) Bag nets

  • (1) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (2) Box nets

  • (2) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (3) Gill nets

  • (3) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (4) Spears

  • (4) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

Prince Edward Island
8Tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.
  • (1) Bag nets

  • (1) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (2) Box nets

  • (2) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (3) Gill nets

  • (3) Mar. 1 to Oct. 1

  • (4) Spears

  • (4) Apr. 1 to Nov. 30

9Inland waters of Prince Edward Island.
  • (1) Bag nets

  • (1) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (2) Box nets

  • (2) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (3) Gill nets

  • (3) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (4) Spears

  • (4) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

PART XVIITrout

Application

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

  • (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 trout except by angling.

Close Times

 No person shall fish for trout 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
 
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