Fishery (General) Regulations (SOR/93-53)

Regulations are current to 2014-08-05 and last amended on 2013-11-25. Previous Versions

Assisting Observers

Monitoring Fishing Activities

  •  (1) This section does not apply in respect of a foreign fishing vessel.

  • (2) The owner or master of a fishing vessel shall, at the request of the Regional Director-General,

    • (a) permit an observer who is assigned the duties set out in paragraph 39(2)(a) to go on board that vessel to perform those duties and to remain on board for the period of time specified in the request; and

    • (b) arrange for the embarkation or disembarkation of the observer at such time and place as is specified in the request.

  • (3) The master of a fishing vessel shall provide all reasonable assistance to an observer who is assigned the duties set out in paragraph 39(2)(a), including

    • (a) providing a suitable work area, including a table and adequate lighting;

    • (b) providing, at the request of the observer, information relating to any matter mentioned in subsection 61(2) of the Act;

    • (c) providing, at the request of the observer, the position of the vessel in latitude and longitude;

    • (d) facilitating the sending and receiving of messages by means of the communications equipment on board the vessel;

    • (e) giving access to all areas of the vessel involved in fishing, processing and storage operations;

    • (f) permitting the taking of samples free of charge;

    • (g) providing suitable storage facilities for samples;

    • (h) assisting, at the request of the observer, in the examination and measurement of fishing gear on board the vessel;

    • (i) permitting the taking of photographs of the fisheries operations, including fishing gear and equipment;

    • (j) permitting the removal from the vessel of samples, records, photographs or film taken or made on board the vessel; and

    • (k) where the observer is on board for more than four consecutive hours, providing food and accommodation equivalent to that provided to officers of the vessel.

Monitoring Landing and Conducting Biological Examinations

[SOR/98-481, s. 5]

 The master of a fishing vessel that is landing fish at a fish landing station shall

  • (a) at the request of an observer who is assigned the duties set out in paragraph 39(2)(b), permit the observer to go on board the vessel to perform those duties; and

  • (b) provide the observer with such assistance as is reasonably necessary to enable the observer to perform those duties.

  • SOR/98-481, s. 6.

 The owner or any person who has the care, charge or control of a fish landing station shall

  • (a) at the request of an observer who is assigned the duties set out in paragraph 39(2)(b) or (c), provide the observer with access to the fish landing station; and

  • (b) provide the observer with such assistance as is reasonably necessary to enable the observer to perform those duties, including

    • (i) making the fish at the fish landing station readily accessible to the observer,

    • (ii) providing the observer with a suitable work area, including a table and adequate lighting, and

    • (iii) permitting the observer to remove whole fish or portions of fish from the fish landing station free of charge.

  • SOR/98-481, s. 8.