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

Regulations are current to 2016-09-18 and last amended on 2013-03-08. Previous Versions

  •  (1) No person shall, for commercial purposes, fish for a species of shark set out in column I of an item of the table to this subsection in the waters set out in column II with a type of gear set out in a subitem in column III during the close time set out in that subitem in column IV of the item.

    TABLE

    Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
    ItemSpeciesWatersGearClose Time
    1PorbeagleSubareas 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6(a) angling gear(a) Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
    (b) handline(b) Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
    (c) longline gear(c) Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
    2BlueSubareas 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6(a) angling gear(a) Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
    (b) handline(b) Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
    (c) longline gear(c) Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
    3Shortfin makoSubareas 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6(a) angling gear(a) Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
    (b) handline(b) Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
    (c) longline gear(c) Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
    4Any other species of shark not referred to in items 1 to 3Subareas 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6(a) angling gear(a) Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
    (b) handline(b) Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
    (c) longline gear(c) Dec. 1 to Dec. 31
  • (2) No person shall, for recreational purposes, fish for a species of shark set out in column I of an item of the table to this subsection in the waters set out in column II with a type of gear set out in a subitem in column III during the close time set out in that subitem in column IV of the item.

    TABLE

    Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
    ItemSpeciesWatersGearClose Time
    1PorbeagleSubareas 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6(a) angling gear(a) Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
    (b) handline(b) Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
    (c) longline gear(c) Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
    2BlueSubareas 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6(a) angling gear(a) Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
    (b) handline(b) Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
    (c) longline gear(c) Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
    3Shortfin makoSubareas 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6(a) angling gear(a) Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
    (b) handline(b) Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
    (c) longline gear(c) Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
    4Any other species of shark not referred to in items 1 to 3Subareas 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6(a) angling gear(a) Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
    (b) handline(b) Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
    (c) longline gear(c) Jan. 1 to Mar. 31
  • SOR/2005-268, s. 2.

Swordfish

  •  (1) No person shall fish for swordfish in the waters set out in column I of the item of the table to this subsection from a vessel of a vessel class set out in column II during the close time set out in column III of the item.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
    WatersVessel ClassesClose Time
    1Subareas 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6C5100 to C5499Jan. 1 to Jan. 31
  • (1.1) The close time set out in column III of the table to subsection (1) may be varied under subsection 6(1) of the Fishery (General) Regulations with respect to any of the vessel classes referred to in column II.

  • (1.2) No person shall fish for swordfish in the waters set out in column I of the item of the table to this subsection with a type of gear set out in a subitem in column II during the close time set out in that subitem in column III of the item.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
    WatersGearClose Time
    1Subareas 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6(a) longline gear(a) Jan. 1 to Jan. 31
    (b) harpoon(b) Jan. 1 to Jan. 31
    (c) trolling gear(c) Jan. 1 to Jan. 31
    (d) any other gear not referred to in subitems (a) to (c)(d) Jan. 1 to Jan. 31
  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), no person shall be in possession of any swordfish that is less than 125 cm in length.

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

    • (a) the catching of the swordfish that are less than 125 cm in length was incidental to the catching of longer swordfish; and

    • (b) the number of swordfish less than 125 cm in length that are retained during any one fishing trip does not exceed a fishing quota of 15 per cent of the number of longer swordfish that are retained during that fishing trip.

  • SOR/94-292, s. 4;
  • SOR/2005-268, s.3;
  • SOR/2008-99, s. 2.
 
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