OBSTRUCTION AND FALSE INFORMATION
62. No person shall obstruct or hinder a fishery officer, a fishery guardian or an inspector who is carrying out duties or functions under this Act.
- R.S., 1985, c. F-14, s. 62;
- R.S., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.), s. 213;
- 1991, c. 1, s. 18.
Marginal note:False statements
63. (1) No person shall make a false or misleading statement, whether orally or in writing, to an inspector, a fishery officer, a fishery guardian, any authority designated by a fishery officer or a fishery guardian or any authority prescribed under paragraph 38(9)(a) or (b) who is carrying out duties or functions under this Act.
Marginal note:False statements in licence application
(2) No person shall make a false or misleading statement, whether orally or in writing, in an application for a lease or licence under this Act.
Marginal note:False records
(3) No person shall produce for examination or copying by an inspector, a fishery officer or a fishery guardian or any authority designated by a fishery officer or a fishery guardian any records, books of account or other documents that contain false or misleading information.
- R.S., 1985, c. F-14, s. 63;
- 1991, c. 1, s. 18;
- 2012, c. 19, s. 151.
64. and 65. [Repealed, 1991, c. 1, s. 18]
CONSEQUENCES OF OBSTRUCTION
Marginal note:Failure to provide fish-way, etc.
66. Every owner or occupier of an obstruction across or in any stream who refuses or neglects to provide and maintain a fish-way or canal in accordance with section 20, to install and maintain fish stops or diverters in accordance with subsection 21(4) or to provide for a sufficient flow of water and the free passage of fish in accordance with section 22 is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable, for a first offence, to a fine not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars and, for any subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.
- R.S., 1985, c. F-14, s. 66;
- 1991, c. 1, s. 19.
Marginal note:Payment respecting certain obstructions
67. (1) Where the Minister determines that the provision, which he deems necessary for the public interest, of an efficient fish-way or canal around any obstruction is not feasible or that the spawning areas above the obstruction are destroyed by reason of the obstruction, the owner or occupier of the obstruction shall from time to time pay to the Receiver General such lump sum or annual sum of money as may be assessed against the owner or occupier by the Minister for the purpose of constructing, operating and maintaining such complete hatchery establishment as will, in the opinion of the Minister, meet the requirements for maintaining the annual return of migratory fish.
Marginal note:Assessment recoverable on suit in Federal Court
(2) The lump sum or annual sum referred to in subsection (1) shall be payable at such time or times as the Minister may direct and may be sued for and recovered with full costs of suit in the Federal Court.
- R.S., c. F-14, s. 53;
- R.S., c. 10(2nd Supp.), s. 64.
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