Fisheries Act

Version of section 32 from 2012-06-29 to 2013-11-24:

Marginal note:Killing of fish
  •  (1) No person shall kill fish by any means other than fishing.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) No person contravenes subsection (1) if the killing of fish

    • (a) is done as a result of carrying on a prescribed work, undertaking or activity in or around any prescribed Canadian fisheries waters and is done in accordance with any prescribed conditions;

    • (b) is done in accordance with the regulations;

    • (c) is authorized by the Minister and is done in accordance with the conditions established by the Minister;

    • (d) is authorized by a prescribed person or entity and is done in accordance with the prescribed conditions; or

    • (e) is done as a result of doing anything that is authorized, otherwise permitted or required under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Failure to comply with conditions

    (3) Every person who fails to comply with a condition imposed under any of paragraphs (2)(a) to (d) that applies to them is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable, for a first offence, to a fine of not more than $100,000 and, for any subsequent offence, to a fine of not more than $100,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-14, s. 32;
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 139.
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