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

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2017-04-13. Previous Versions

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall fish for char or trout in the coastal waters of Northern Labrador by means of gill nets unless he is the holder of a commercial char fishing licence or a char food fishing licence.

  • (2) A person who holds a commercial salmon fishing licence issued under the Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985 to fish for salmon in the coastal waters of Northern Labrador may, during the open season for char and trout, fish under the authority of that licence for char and trout in the coastal waters of Northern Labrador from Cape Rouge to Davis Inlet.

  • (3) The fees for each licence referred to in subsection (1) is five dollars.

  • SOR/86-23, s. 10.
  •  (1) No person shall fish for char or trout by means of a gill net, the meshes of which are less than 127 mm extension measure, in the coastal waters of Northern Labrador from Cape Rouge to Davis Inlet.

  • (2) No person shall fish for char or trout by means of a gill net, the meshes of which are less than 114 mm extension measure, in the coastal waters of Northern Labrador, north of Davis Inlet.

  • SOR/80-435, s. 20.
  •  (1) No person shall, while fishing for char or trout in the coastal waters of Northern Labrador, use gill nets that in overall length exceed

    • (a) 92 m in one berth;

    • (b) 46 m while food fishing; or

    • (c) in any other case, 366 m.

  • SOR/80-435, s. 21.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall fish for char or trout by means of gill nets in the coastal waters of Northern Labrador during the period commencing on October 1 and ending on June 30.

  • (2) A person, who is the holder of a commercial char fishing licence or a food fishing licence may food fish for char or trout by means of gill nets at any time in the coastal waters of Northern Labrador.

Trout and Char Fishing (Southern Labrador)

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person other than a person who normally resides in Southern Labrador shall fish for, take, catch or kill or attempt to fish for, take, catch or kill trout or char in the coastal waters of Southern Labrador by any means otherwise than by angling.

  • (2) Subject to subsection 73(1), a person who does not normally reside in Southern Labrador and who has participated in the commercial trout or char fishery in the coastal waters of Southern Labrador during the two preceding fishing seasons, may continue to fish for trout and char in those waters by any means other than by angling.

  • SOR/84-323, s. 20.

 No person shall fish for, take, catch or kill or attempt to fish for, take, catch or kill trout or char in the coastal waters of Southern Labrador by any means otherwise than with gill nets or by angling.

  •  (1) No person other than the holder of a commercial trout fishing licence or a trout food fishing licence shall fish for trout or char in the coastal waters of Southern Labrador by means of gill nets.

  • (2) The fee for each licence referred to in subsection (1) is five dollars.

  • SOR/79-281, s. 7.
  •  (1) No person shall, when fishing for trout or char in the coastal waters of Southern Labrador, use a gill net

    • (a) the meshes of which are less than 76 mm or more than 89 mm extension measure; and

    • (b) the hawk or hook of which exceeds 4 m in overall length.

  • (2) No person shall, when fishing commercially for trout or char in the coastal waters of Southern Labrador, use

    • (a) more than 46 m of gill net in overall length in one berth; and

    • (b) more than 276 m of gill net in overall length at one time.

  • (3) No person shall, when fishing for trout or char for food in the coastal waters of Southern Labrador, use more than 46 m of gill net in overall length at one time.

  • SOR/80-435, s. 22;
  • SOR/84-323, s. 21;
  • SOR/89-97, s. 4(F).
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall fish for, take, catch or kill or attempt to fish for, take, catch or kill trout or char by means of gill nets in the waters of Southern Labrador during the period September 16 to May 14.

  • (2) A native who resides in Southern Labrador and holds a commercial trout fishing licence or a trout food fishing licence may food fish for trout or char in the coastal waters of Southern Labrador by means of gill nets at any time.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/79-281, s. 8]

  • SOR/79-281, s. 8.

General

 No person shall, in any year, fish for trout by means of nets in the waters of the estuary of the Eagle River inside a straight line drawn across the estuary from Separation Point to Cooper’s Point unless

  • (a) he holds a commercial trout fishing licence issued under these Regulations; and

  • (b) he was licensed during the preceding year to fish for trout under these Regulations and had fished for trout by means of nets in those waters.

  • SOR/84-323, s. 22;
  • SOR/86-23, s. 11.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), in the waters of Labrador where the boundaries of inland waters have not been established and marked, no person shall fish by means of any net or trap net within one-quarter nautical mile seaward of the mouth of any river, creek or stream.

  • (2) No person shall set any net or trap net in such a manner that, in the opinion of a fishery officer, unduly impedes the passage of fish into or out of any river, creek or stream in Labrador.

  • SOR/93-63, s. 10(F).

 [Repealed, SOR/93-63, s. 8]

 [Repealed, SOR/86-23, s. 12]

 Where a person is fishing for char or trout with a gill net or trap net in the coastal waters of Labrador inshore of a point in any bay, inlet, river or sound where the bay, inlet, river or sound is less than six nautical miles in width, that person shall for the period from 18:00 h on Saturday to 18:00 h on the Sunday following

  • (a) remove that gill net or the leader of that trap net from the water; or

  • (b) raise that gill net or the leader of that trap net and tie it to its head or float rope in such a manner that it is incapable of catching char or trout.

  • SOR/84-323, s. 23;
  • SOR/89-116, s. 1.
 
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