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

Regulations are current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2013-11-25. Previous Versions

Identification of Fishing Gear

  •  (1) It is prohibited for any person to set, operate or leave unattended in the water any fishing gear other than mobile gear or handlines unless the gear is marked in accordance with subsections (2) to (6) with

    • (a) where a vessel registration number is set out in the licence authorizing the use of that gear, the vessel registration number; or

    • (b) in any other case, the name of the person who owns the gear.

  • (2) The vessel registration number or name referred to in subsection (1) shall be painted on or otherwise securely affixed to a tag, float or buoy attached to the gear and be legible and readily visible at all times without the necessity of raising the gear from the water or, where the water is ice covered, without the necessity of removing any snow or ice.

  • (3) The numerals in a vessel registration number referred to in paragraph (1)(a) shall be solid block Arabic numerals

    • (a) without ornamentation;

    • (b) not less than 75 mm in height; and

    • (c) in a colour that contrasts with their background.

  • (4) The letters forming a name referred to in paragraph (1)(b) shall be solid block capital letters in Roman characters

    • (a) without ornamentation;

    • (b) not less than 75 mm in height; and

    • (c) in a colour that contrasts with their background.

  • (5) The tag, float or buoy referred to in subsection (2) shall have displayed on it only one vessel registration number or one name, as the case may be.

  • (6) A tag, float or buoy referred to in subsection (2) shall

    • (a) where the waters are tidal waters and one end of the fishing gear is fastened to the shore, be affixed to the end of the gear farthest from the shore; and

    • (b) in any other case, be affixed to each end of the gear.

    • (c[Repealed, SOR/95-242, s. 3]

  • SOR/95-242, s. 3;
  • SOR/2013-37, s. 3.

 [Repealed, SOR/2013-37, s. 4]

 It is prohibited for any person to display any number or name on fishing gear or on a tag, float or buoy attached to fishing gear that is so similar to a number or name required by section 27 as to be capable of being mistaken for that number or name.

  • SOR/2013-37, s. 4.

PART IVGENERAL

Obstruction of Mesh

 Subject to section 31, where a person is fishing for a species of fish with fishing gear for which any of the Regulations listed in subsection 3(4) prescribe a minimum mesh size, that person shall not use any device by means of which openings that are smaller in size than the mesh size prescribed for that species are created in any part of the gear.