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

Regulations are current to 2014-10-27 and last amended on 2013-03-08. Previous Versions

 Notwithstanding the conditions of a licence, no person shall

  • (a) harvest horsetail or Irish moss of the species Chondrus crispus in the waters along the coast of Prince Edward Island lying east of a line bearing 360° true from Latitude 46°26′31″N., Longitude 62°44′54″W. (St. Peters Light) to a line bearing 135° true from Latitude 46°20′N., Longitude 62°17′W. (Souris) from January 1 to December 31; or

  • (b) harvest horsetail or Irish moss in a harvesting district set out in an item of Schedule XXVI during the period set out in that item.

PART XTUNA

Interpretation

 In this Part,

“angling gear”

“angling gear” means a rod and reel to which is attached a single line with only one hook; (engin de pêche à la ligne)

“fishing port”

“fishing port”, in respect of a vessel used in fishing for tuna, means the port or ports specified in the licence under the authority of which the vessel is being operated; (port de pêche)

“tended line”

“tended line” means a line that is at least 9 mm in diameter, equipped with only one hook and attached at all times to a fishing vessel while used in fishing, but does not include angling gear. (ligne tendue)

  • SOR/93-61, s. 32.

Application

 This Part applies in respect of the waters referred to in subsection 3(1) and in respect of all waters of the Atlantic Ocean not referred to in that subsection.

  • SOR/93-61, s. 32.

Close Times

 No person shall fish for bluefin using a vessel set out in column I of an item of Schedule XXV with the type of gear set out in column II of that item during the close time set out in column III of that item.

  • SOR/93-61, s. 32.

Fishing Gear

 Subject to subsection 103(2), no person shall, unless otherwise authorized by a licence, catch a bluefin with any gear other than angling gear or a tended line and retain the bluefin.

  • SOR/93-61, s. 32.

 [Repealed, SOR/96-220, s. 2]

Weight Limits

  •  (1) No person shall have in possession any bluefin tuna that weighs less than 30 kg.

  • (2) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), no person shall be in possession of any bigeye tuna or yellowfin tuna that weighs less than 3.2 kg.

  • (3) Subsection (2) does not apply where

    • (a) the catching of the bigeye tuna weighing less than 3.2 kg was incidental to the catching of larger bigeye tuna; and

    • (b) the number of bigeye tuna weighing less than 3.2 kg that are retained during one fishing trip does not exceed a fishing quota of 15 per cent of the number of larger bigeye tuna that are retained during that fishing trip.

  • (4) Subsection (2) does not apply where

    • (a) the catching of the yellowfin tuna weighing less than 3.2 kg was incidental to the catching of larger yellowfin tuna; and

    • (b) the number of yellowfin tuna weighing less than 3.2 kg that are retained during one fishing trip does not exceed a fishing quota of 15 per cent of the number of larger yellowfin tuna that are retained during that fishing trip.

  • SOR/93-61, s. 32;
  • SOR/94-292, s. 5.