Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations (SOR/78-443)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2017-04-13. Previous Versions

Application

 Except for this section and sections 2, 8, 21, 24.1, 29, 36 and 41, these Regulations do not apply with respect to fishing and related activities carried out under the authority of a licence issued under the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations.

  • SOR/2002-225, s. 3.

PART IGeneral

 [Repealed, SOR/84-323, s. 3]

 [Repealed, SOR/93-63, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/86-23, s. 2]

 Where a person has set fishing gear in any waters of the Province, he shall not leave that gear unattended for a period of more than three consecutive days, excluding the date of the setting of the gear, unless prevented from attending the gear by circumstances beyond his control.

  • SOR/84-323, s. 7.

 [Repealed, SOR/84-58, s. 1]

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (4) and section 11, no person shall fish for, catch or kill or attempt to fish for, catch or kill any fish in any inland waters other than by angling.

  • (2) No person shall jig, net, sweep, rake or willfully foul hook or attempt to jig, net, sweep, rake or foul hook fish in inland waters and any fish accidentally foul hooked shall be released.

  • (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to the use of a gaff, tailer or landing net in landing a fish.

  • (4) Subject to subsection (5), the Inuit and Indians in Labrador may catch and take fish for food at any time in inland waters by means of nets, traps or spears but such fish shall not be sold or used for any commercial purpose.

  • (5) No Inuit or Indian in Labrador shall in inland waters set

    • (a) a net or nets that, in the aggregate, exceed 46 m in overall length at any one time, or

    • (b) a net unless the net has attached thereto a piece of wood or metal on which the name of the operator is legibly marked and readily visible without raising the net from the water.

  • SOR/79-281, s. 2;
  • SOR/80-435, s. 4.

 [Repealed, SOR/93-63, s. 3]

 Subject to subsection 10(4), no person shall have in his possession a net or trawl near any inland water unless he has a licence authorizing him to use a net or trawl in inland waters.

 No person shall angle in, or have angling gear that is in readiness for fishing within 15 m of any waters set out in column I of an item of Schedule III during the close time set out in column II of that item.

  • SOR/79-281, s. 3;
  • SOR/79-610, s. 1;
  • SOR/80-435, s. 5;
  • SOR/84-323, s. 9;
  • SOR/84-565, s. 2;
  • SOR/85-743, s. 1;
  • SOR/87-312, s. 1;
  • SOR/2003-338, s. 4;
  • SOR/2010-173, s. 2.
  •  (1) No person engaged in angling shall, in any one day, catch and retain more fish of a species set out in column I of an item of the table to this section, from the waters set out in column II of that item, than the daily quota set out in column III of that item.

  • (2) No person engaged in angling shall, in any year, catch and retain more fish of a species set out in column I of an item of the table to this section, from the waters set out in column II of that item, than the yearly quota set out in column IV of that item.

  • (3) No person shall possess more fish of a species set out in column I of an item of the table to this section, taken by angling from the waters set out in column II of that item, than the possession limit set out in column V of that item.

  • (4) No person engaged in angling shall catch and retain, or possess, fish of a species set out in column I of an item of the table to this section, from the waters set out in column II of that item, that do not comply with the length limit set out in column VI of that item.

  • (5) No person engaged in angling shall fish for, or catch and retain, a species of fish set out in column I of an item of the table to this section, from the waters set out in column II of that item, during the close time set out in column VII of that item.

  • (6) No person engaged in angling shall catch and release more than four salmon in any one day.

  • (7) The daily quota set out in column III of item 1 of the table in this section and the possession limit set out in column V apply collectively to speckled trout, brown trout, rainbow trout and ouananiche.

    TABLE

    Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn VColumn VIColumn VII
    ItemSpeciesWatersDaily QuotaYearly QuotaPossession LimitLength LimitClose Time
    1
    • (a) Speckled trout

    • (b) Brown trout

    • (c) Rainbow trout

    • (d) Ouananiche

    All inland and tidal waters12 fish of any of the species set out in paragraphs (a) to (d) of column I, or 2.25 kg plus one fish of any of those species, whichever is reached firstN/A24 fish of any of the species set out in paragraphs (a) to (d) of column I, or 4.5 kg plus one fish of any of those species, whichever is reached first60 cm or lessJan. 1 to Jan. 31
    2Lake troutAll inland waters2N/A460 cm or lessJan. 1 to Feb. 1
    3Arctic char
    • (a) All inland and tidal waters of insular Newfound­land

    • (a) 12 Arctic char, or 2.25 kg plus one fish of that species, whichever is reached first

    • (a) 24 Arctic char, or 4.5 kg plus one fish of that species, whichever is reached first

    • (a) 60 cm or less

    • (a) Jan. 1 to Feb. 1

    • (b) All inland and tidal waters of Labrador

    • (b) 60 cm or less

    • (b) Jan. 1 to Feb. 1

    4Northern pikeAll inland waters2N/A460 cm or lessSept. 8 to Dec. 31
    5SalmonAll inland waters26663 cm or lessJan. 1 to May 31
    6SmeltAll inland and tidal watersNo limitNo limitNo limitNoneApr. 16 to Jan. 14
    7Any species not set out in items 1 to 7All inland and tidal watersNo limitNo limitNo limitNoneJan. 1 to Feb. 1
  • SOR/87-312, s. 1;
  • SOR/92-426, s. 1;
  • SOR/94-583, s. 2;
  • SOR/2003-338, s. 5;
  • SOR/2010-173, s. 3;
  • SOR/2017-58, s. 6.
 
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