Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations (SOR/93-55)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-06 and last amended on 2011-02-10. Previous Versions

Quotas

 No person engaged in recreational fishing for mussels by any method in the waters set out in column I of the table to this section shall catch and retain, in any day, more mussels than the fishing quota set out in column II.

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn II
WatersFishing Quota
1Inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.300
2Inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick.300
3Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.300
  • SOR/2001-452, s. 19.

PART VIIIOysters

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for oysters

  • (a) by diving in a leased oyster area in the inland or tidal waters of Prince Edward Island; or

  • (b) in a public oyster-fishing area, except with tongs or rakes that are operated by hand without mechanical assistance.

Close Times

 No person shall, unless authorized under a licence set out in item 7 of the table to section 5, fish for oysters in an area set out in column I of the table to this section

  • (a) by a method set out in column II of that item during the yearly close time set out in column III of that item; or

  • (b) during the weekly close time set out in column IV of that item.

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
AreaMethodYearly Close TimeWeekly Close Time
Nova Scotia
1Public oyster-fishing areas in the inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.Tongs or rakesDec. 1 to Sept. 14From sunset to sunrise from Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday
2Leased oyster areas in the inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.Any methodDec. 30 to Dec. 31n/a
New Brunswick
3Public oyster-fishing areas in the inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick.Tongs or rakesJan. 1 to Sept. 30From sunset to sunrise from Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday
4Leased oyster areas in the inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick.Any methodDec. 30 to Dec. 31n/a
Prince Edward Island
5Public oyster-fishing areas in the inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.Tongs or rakesDec. 1 to Sept. 14From sunset to sunrise from Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday
6Leased oyster areas in the inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.Any methodMay 1 to Aug. 14From sunset to sunrise from Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday
  • SOR/2001-452, s. 20

Length Restriction

 No person shall catch and retain or possess an oyster that is less than 76 mm in length.

PART IXSalmon

Interpretation

 In this Part,

Salmon Fishing Area

Salmon Fishing Area means a Salmon Fishing Area illustrated and enumerated in Schedule VI and includes the waters of any province that flow into such an Area. (zone de pêche du saumon)

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for salmon except by angling with an artificial fly.

Close Times

 Subject to subsection 66(1), no person shall fish for salmon in the waters set out in column I of an item of Schedule VII during the close time set out in column II of that item.

Quotas for Specific Waters

 No person shall catch and retain from the waters set out in column I of an item of Schedule VII

  • (a) more salmon in any day than the daily catch and retain quota set out in column III of that item; or

  • (b) more salmon in any year than the yearly fishing quota set out in column V of that item.

Aggregate Quotas and Length Restrictions by Province

 No person shall catch and retain from the waters set out in column I of an item of the table to this section

  • (a) more salmon in any day than the daily catch and retain quota set out in column II of that item;

  • (b) more salmon in any year than the yearly fishing quota set out in column IV of that item; or

  • (c) any salmon the length of which is less than the minimum length set out in column V of that item.

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn V
WatersDaily Catch and Retain QuotaDaily Catch and Release QuotaYearly Fishing QuotaMinimum Length
Nova Scotia
1Inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.2410, of which only 1 may be 63 cm in length or longer35 cm
New Brunswick
2Inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick.2410, of which only 1 may be 63 cm in length or longer35 cm
Prince Edward Island
3Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.145, of which only 1 may be 63 cm in length or longer35 cm
 
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