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

Act current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2007-07-01. Previous Versions

FOREIGN FISHING VESSELS

Marginal note:Entry of foreign vessels into Canadian fisheries waters

 No foreign fishing vessel shall enter Canadian fisheries waters for any purpose unless authorized by this Act or the regulations, any other law of Canada or a treaty.

  • R.S., c. C-21, s. 3.
Marginal note:Fishing, etc., in Canada and Canadian fisheries waters
  •  (1) No person, being aboard a foreign fishing vessel or being a member of the crew of or attached to or employed on a foreign fishing vessel, shall in Canada or in Canadian fisheries waters

    • (a) fish or prepare to fish,

    • (b) unload, land or tranship any fish, outfit or supplies,

    • (c) ship or discharge any crew member or other person,

    • (d) purchase or obtain bait or any supplies or outfits, or

    • (e) take or prepare to take marine plants,

    unless authorized by this Act or the regulations, any other law of Canada or a treaty.

  • Marginal note:Fishing of sedentary species

    (2) No person, being aboard a foreign fishing vessel or being a member of the crew of or attached to or employed on a foreign fishing vessel, shall fish or prepare to fish for a sedentary species of fish in any portion of the continental shelf of Canada that is beyond the limits of Canadian fisheries waters, unless authorized by this Act or the regulations or any other law of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Definition of "sedentary species"

    (3) For the purposes of subsection (2), “sedentary species” means any living organism that, at the harvestable stage, either is immobile on or under the seabed or is unable to move except in constant physical contact with the seabed or subsoil.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-33, s. 4;
  • 1990, c. 44, s. 13;
  • 1996, c. 31, s. 65.
Marginal note:Transporting fish into Canadian fisheries waters

 No person, being aboard a Canadian fishing vessel, shall bring into Canadian fisheries waters fish received outside Canadian fisheries waters from a foreign fishing vessel, unless authorized by the regulations.

  • R.S., c. C-21, s. 3.
Marginal note:Purpose

 Parliament, recognizing

  • (a) that straddling stocks on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland are a major renewable world food source having provided a livelihood for centuries to fishers,

  • (b) that those stocks are threatened with extinction,

  • (c) that there is an urgent need for all fishing vessels to comply in both Canadian fisheries waters and the NAFO Regulatory Area with sound conservation and management measures for those stocks, notably those measures that are taken under the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, done at Ottawa on October 24, 1978, Canada Treaty Series 1979 No. 11, and

  • (d) that some foreign fishing vessels continue to fish for those stocks in the NAFO Regulatory Area in a manner that undermines the effectiveness of sound conservation and management measures,

declares that the purpose of section 5.2 is to enable Canada to take urgent action necessary to prevent further destruction of those stocks and to permit their rebuilding, while continuing to seek effective international solutions to the situation referred to in paragraph (d).

  • 1994, c. 14, s. 2.