Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985 (SOR/86-21)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2013-03-08. Previous Versions

Crab

 No person shall, in a Crab Fishing Area set out in column I of an item of Schedule XII, during the close time set out in column II of that item,

  • (a) subject to section 55, fish for crab;

  • (b) possess any crab unless the crab is being transported under the authority of a fish transporting licence issued under these Regulations; or

  • (c) subject to section 52.1, have a crab trap on board a vessel.

  • SOR/93-61, s. 19.
  •  (1) A fishery officer may in writing authorize a person to transport crab traps during a close time in a Crab Fishing Area for the purpose of the sale, repair or storage of those traps.

  • (2) A person shall not transport crab traps pursuant to an authorization referred to in subsection (1) except from and to such locations, in such quantities and on such dates as are set out in that authorization.

  • SOR/93-61, s. 19.

 No person shall have in his possession

  • (a) any female crab;

  • (b) any snow crab that is less than 95 mm in width; or

  • (c) in a Crab Fishing Area, any crab part or crab meat separated from the carapace of a crab.

  • SOR/88-232, s. 1.
  •  (1) Subject to section 55, no person shall fish for crab except from a vessel and with a crab trap.

  • (2) No person shall fish with or have on board a vessel

    • (a) a crab trap that has a mesh size less than 65 mm; or

    • (b) a crab trap the volume of which exceeds 2.1 m3 when measured on the exterior.

  • (3) In Crab Fishing Areas 1 to 11, no person shall fish with or have on board a vessel

    • (a) a crab trap other than a cone-shaped trap; or

    • (b) a cone-shaped crab trap that has a bottom ring with an inside diameter greater than 133 cm.

 Where a person is fishing for lobster in accordance with these Regulations, that person may, without a licence for crab fishing, retain any male rock crabs caught in his lobster traps.

 [Repealed, SOR/2013-37, s. 1]

Lobster

  •  (1) No person shall, in a Lobster Fishing Area set out in column I of an item of Schedule XIV, during the close time set out in column II of that item,

    • (a) fish for lobster;

    • (b) possess any lobster unless the lobster is being transported under the authority of a fish transporting licence issued under these Regulations; or

    • (c) subject to section 58, have a lobster trap on board a vessel.

  • (2) No person shall possess, in a Lobster Fishing Area set out in column I of an item of Schedule XIV, a lobster of a length that is less than the length set out in column III of that item.

  • (3) No person shall possess, in a Lobster Fishing Area set out in column I of an item of Schedule XIV, any claw, tail or meat that has been separated from the thorax or carapace of a lobster.

  • (4) No person shall fish for lobster in the lagoons of the Magdalen Islands in Lobster Fishing Area 22.

  • SOR/93-61, s. 21;
  • SOR/93-215, s. 1.