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

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

Transfer of Ownership or Loss of Vessel

  •  (1) Where there is a transfer of ownership of a registered vessel or a loss, destruction, dismantling or other removal of a registered vessel from use as a fishing vessel, the person in whose name the vessel is registered shall

    • (a) notify the Minister in writing of the event within 15 days after the occurrence of the event; and

    • (b) where the person is still in possession of the vessel registration card or any licence issued in respect of the vessel, return the document to the Minister with the notification required under paragraph (a).

  • (2) A notification of transfer of ownership given under paragraph (1)(a) shall include the name and address of the new owner.

 Where there is a transfer of ownership of a registered vessel and the vessel is not registered in the name of the new owner,

  • (a) no person shall use that vessel as a fishing vessel; and

  • (b) the new owner of that vessel shall not permit another person to use the vessel as a fishing vessel.

 Where a transfer of ownership of a registered vessel is to take place and it is not intended that the vessel will be used in any activity that requires the vessel to be registered, the person in whose name the vessel is registered shall, prior to the transfer, remove the vessel registration number that is painted on or affixed to the vessel in accordance with section 26.

 Where there is a change in the registered ownership of shares of a corporation that holds a licence that results in a different person being the registered owner of the largest number of shares of the corporation or that results in any one person being the registered owner of more than 50 per cent of the shares of that corporation, the corporation shall notify the Minister in writing of the change within 15 days after the date of the change.

Conditions of Licences

  •  (1) For the proper management and control of fisheries and the conservation and protection of fish, the Minister may specify in a licence any condition that is not inconsistent with these Regulations or any of the Regulations listed in subsection 3(4) and in particular, but not restricting the generality of the foregoing, may specify conditions respecting any of the following matters:

    • (a) the species of fish and quantities thereof that are permitted to be taken or transported;

    • (b) the age, sex, stage of development or size of fish that are permitted to be taken or transported;

    • (c) the waters in which fishing is permitted to be carried out;

    • (d) the location from which and to which fish is permitted to be transported;

    • (e) the vessel from which and to which fish is permitted to be transhipped;

    • (f) the period during which fishing or transporting fish is permitted to be carried out;

    • (g) the vessel that is permitted to be used and the persons who are permitted to operate it;

    • (h) the type, size and quantity of fishing gear and equipment that is permitted to be used and the manner in which it is permitted to be used;

    • (i) the specific location at which fishing gear is permitted to be set;

    • (j) the distance to be maintained between fishing gear;

    • (k) information that the holder of the licence shall report to the Department prior to commencement of a fishing trip with respect to where and when fishing will be carried out, including the method by which, the times at which and the person to whom the report is to be made;

    • (l) information that the master of the vessel shall report to the Department from sea, including the method by which, the times at which and the person to whom the report is to be made;

    • (m) the location and times at which landing of fish from the vessel is permitted;

    • (n) verification by an observer of the weight and species of any fish caught and retained;

    • (o) the method permitted for landing of fish from the vessel and the method by which the weight of the fish is to be determined;

    • (p) records that the master of the vessel shall keep of any fishing activity carried out under the licence or of the sale or transporting of fish caught under the licence, including the manner and form in which the records are to be kept, the times at which and the person to whom the records are to be produced and the period for which the records are to be retained;

    • (q) the type, size and colour of containers to hold or transport fish and the marking of such containers for identification of the source of the fish;

    • (r) the marking or tagging of fish for identification of the source of the fish;

    • (s) the segregation of fish by species on board the vessel;

    • (t) the time within which findings and data obtained as a result of fishing for an experimental or scientific purpose are to be forwarded to the Minister;

    • (u) the manner in which fish caught for an educational or public display purpose are to be held and transported;

    • (v) the species and quantities of fish that may be released or transferred under a licence issued under Part VIII;

    • (w) the period during which the release or transfer of fish is to be carried out under a licence issued under Part VIII;

    • (x) the waters or fish rearing facility into which the fish are to be released or transferred under a licence issued under Part VIII;

    • (y) the waters or fish rearing facility from which the fish are to be taken under a licence issued under Part VIII;

    • (z) the method and manner of transporting the fish to be released or transferred under a licence issued under Part VIII; and

    • (z.1) the method of disposing of any water, container or other material used in the transporting of fish under a licence issued under Part VIII.

  • (2) The Minister may, for the purposes of the conservation and protection of fish, amend the conditions of a licence.

  • (3) A notice of any amendment referred to in subsection (2) shall be

    • (a) sent to the licence holder by registered mail; or

    • (b) personally delivered to the licence holder by a fishery officer.

  • (4) An amendment referred to in subsection (2) is effective from the time the licence holder receives the notice referred to in subsection (3).

  • (5) A notice referred to in subsection (3) forms part of the licence to which it relates and the licence holder shall, on receipt of such a notice, attach the notice to the licence.

  • (6) Compliance with the Act and the regulations made under the Act is a condition of every licence.

  • (7) No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.

  • SOR/93-333, s. 4.