Coastal Fisheries Protection Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-33)

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Coastal Fisheries Protection Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. C-33

An Act to protect the coastal fisheries

SHORT TITLE

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act.

  • R.S., c. C-21, s. 1.

INTERPRETATION

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) In this Act,

    “Agreement”

    « accord »

    “Agreement” means the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 Relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks adopted by the United Nations Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in New York on August 4, 1995;

    “Canadian fisheries waters”

    « eaux de pêche canadiennes »

    “Canadian fisheries waters” means all waters in the fishing zones of Canada, all waters in the territorial sea of Canada and all internal waters of Canada;

    “Canadian fishing vessel”

    « bateau de pêche canadien »

    “Canadian fishing vessel” means a fishing vessel

    • (a) that is registered or licensed under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 , or

    • (b) that is not registered or licensed under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001  or under the laws of another state but is owned by one or more persons each of whom is

      • (i) a Canadian citizen,

      • (ii) in the case of a vessel that is not required to be registered or licensed under that Act, a person resident and domiciled in Canada, or

      • (iii) a corporation incorporated under the laws of Canada or a province, having its principal place of business in Canada;

    “fish”

    « poisson »

    “fish” includes shellfish, crustaceans and marine animals;

    “fishing”

    « pêcher »

    “fishing” means fishing for or catching or killing fish by any method;

    “fishing vessel”

    « bateau de pêche »

    “fishing vessel” includes any ship or boat or any other description of vessel used in or equipped for

    • (a) fishing or processing or transporting fish from fishing grounds,

    • (b) taking, processing or transporting marine plants, or

    • (c) provisioning, servicing, repairing or maintaining any vessels of a foreign fishing fleet while at sea;

    “fishing vessel of a participating state”

    « bateau de pêche d’un État assujetti à l’accord »

    “fishing vessel of a participating state” means a foreign fishing vessel that has been issued, under the laws of a participating state, a registration number, licence or other document granting it the right to fly the flag of that state or that is otherwise entitled to fly the flag of that state;

    “fishing vessel without nationality”

    « bateau de pêche sans nationalité »

    “fishing vessel without nationality” means a fishing vessel that

    • (a) has not been issued, under the laws of any state, a registration number, licence or other document granting it the right to fly the flag of that state,

    • (b) sails under a flag that it is not entitled to fly,

    • (c) does not sail under the flag of any state,

    • (d) sails under the flag of two or more states, using them according to convenience, or

    • (e) sails under the flag of a state that is not recognized by the international community;

    “foreign fishing vessel”

    « bateau de pêche étranger »

    “foreign fishing vessel” means a fishing vessel that is not a Canadian fishing vessel;

    “government vessel”

    « bateau de l’État »

    “government vessel” means, subject to subsection 17(2), any vessel that belongs to or is in the service of Her Majesty in right of Canada;

    “Minister”

    « ministre »

    “Minister” means the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans;

    “NAFO Regulatory Area”

    « zone de réglementation de l’OPAN »

    “NAFO Regulatory Area” means that part of the following area, being the Convention Area of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, that is on the high seas:

    • (a) the waters of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean north of 35°00′ north latitude and west of a line extending due north from 35°00′ north latitude and 42°00′ west longitude to 59°00′ north latitude, thence due west to 44°00′ west longitude, and thence due north to the coast of Greenland, and

    • (b) the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Davis Strait and Baffin Bay south of 78°10′ north latitude;

    “participating state”

    « État assujetti à l’accord »

    “participating state” means a foreign state or an organization of foreign states prescribed by regulation;

    “protection officer”

    « garde-pêche »

    “protection officer” means, subject to subsection 17(2),

    • (a) a fishery officer within the meaning of the Fisheries Act,

    • (b) a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or

    • (c) any person authorized by the Governor in Council to enforce this Act.

    “straddling stock”

    “straddling stock”[Repealed, 1999, c. 19, s. 1]

  • Marginal note:Meaning of "state"

    (2) In section 5.4, subparagraphs 6(f)(iv) and (vi), paragraphs 16.1(b) and 17(2)(b), sections 18.01 and 18.02 and paragraph 18.1(a.2), “state” includes an organization of foreign states.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-33, s. 2;
  • 1994, c. 14, s. 1;
  • 1998, c. 16, s. 29;
  • 1999, c. 19, s. 1;
  • 2001, c. 26, s. 287.