22. No person in a province shall, without lawful excuse, possess any fishing net other than a dip net.
23. (1) No person shall possess in inland waters or within 15 m of inland waters a jigging device or spear.
(2) No person shall possess in inland waters or within 15 m of inland waters a snare or bow and arrow unless the person is lawfully hunting or trapping under the laws of a province.
24. Every person who is fishing for gaspereau or shad with a gill net, trap net or weir shall, during the applicable weekly close time for those fish set out in Schedules V and VIII, respectively,
(a) remove the gill net from the water; and
(b) render the trap net or weir incapable of catching fish.
25. No person shall fish with a weir constructed in tidal waters that goes dry at low tide unless
(a) the weir contains escape gates for the release of fish; and
(b) the person opens the escape gates before each low tide and releases any incidental catch of fish.
Spacing of Fishing Gear
26. Except as otherwise provided as a condition of a licence, no person shall
(a) fish for gaspereau in the Gaspereau River, Kings County, Nova Scotia, with
(i) a dip net within 90 m of a square net,
(ii) a square net within 60 m of any other square net, or
(iii) a square net within 60 m of a dam;
(b) fish for smelt or tomcod in waters other than the Miramichi River or Miramichi Bay with a bag net, trap net or gill net within
(i) 45 m of any other bag net, trap net or gill net, or
(ii) 90 m upstream or downstream of any other bag net, trap net or gill net;
(c) fish for smelt or tomcod in the Miramichi River or Miramichi Bay with a bag net, trap net or gill net within
(i) 90 m of any other bag net, trap net or gill net, or
(ii) 180 m upstream or downstream of any other bag net, trap net or gill net;
(d) fish for smelt or tomcod with a bag net, trap net or gill net within 90 m of a bridge; or
(e) in any case not provided for in paragraphs (a) to (d), fish with or set any fishing gear, other than angling gear, a dip net, a minnow trap or a spear, within 200 m of any fishing gear previously set.
Tending of Fishing Gear
27. No person shall leave fishing gear unattended in the water for more than 72 consecutive hours.
Temporary Shelters on Ice
28. (1) No person shall, in the provinces of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, place a shack or temporary shelter on the ice over any waters, unless the name and address of the owner is painted on or otherwise affixed to the shack or temporary shelter.
(2) The letters and numerals forming the name and address of the owner of a shack or temporary shelter referred to in subsection (1) shall be
(b) not less than 50 mm in height; and
(c) in a colour that contrasts with their background.
(3) No person shall place a shack or temporary shelter on the ice before January 1 in any waters set out in section 116 or Schedule IX.
(4) Every shack or temporary shelter placed on the ice shall be removed by the owner by midnight on April 2, in any year, or, depending on ice conditions, by the earlier or later date as may be specified by a fishery officer.
- SOR/2001-452, s. 9.
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