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

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

 No person shall fish for shrimp with an otter trawl that has a mesh size less than 40 mm.

Squid

 No person shall fish for squid in a Squid Fishing Area referred to in an item of Schedule XX with a type of vessel and gear set out in a subitem of that item during the close time set out in that subitem.

 No person shall fish for squid with an otter trawl that has a mesh size less than 60 mm.

PART VIISALMON

 In this Part,

“grilse”

“grilse” means a salmon that is less than 63 cm but not less than 30 cm in length; (castillon)

“length”

“length”, in relation to a salmon, means the distance measured in a straight line from the tip of the nose to the fork of the tail. (longueur)

Close Times

 Subject to section 78, no person shall fish for salmon in a Salmon Fishing Area referred to in an item of Schedule XXII with the type of gear set out in that item during the close time set out in that item.

  •  (1) Where a person is fishing for salmon in Salmon Fishing Areas 1 to 14 with a gill net or trap net 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

    • (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 salmon,

    for the period from 18:00 h on Saturday to 18:00 h on the Sunday following.

  • (2) Where a person is fishing for salmon in Salmon Fishing Areas 15 to 18 with a gill net or trap net, that person shall

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

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

    for the period from 08:00 h on Saturday to 08:00 h on the Monday following.

  • (3) Where a person is fishing for salmon in Salmon Fishing Areas 19 to 23 with a gill net or trap net 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

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

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

    for the period from 08:00 h on Saturday to 08:00 h on the Monday following.

  • SOR/93-61, s. 27(F).