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National Parks of Canada Fishing Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1120)

Regulations are current to 2022-09-11 and last amended on 2018-11-23. Previous Versions

Fishing Permits (continued)

  •  (1) Every person who catches and retains a salmon in Gros Morne or Terra Nova National Park of Canada shall immediately affix a salmon tag to it in accordance with subsection (2).

  • (2) A salmon tag shall be affixed through the gill cavity and mouth of the salmon and securely locked.

  • (3) No person shall remove a salmon tag from a salmon except at the time the salmon is prepared for consumption.

  • (4) No person shall be in possession of salmon in Gros Morne or Terra Nova National Park of Canada unless

    • (a) a salmon tag has been affixed to the salmon in accordance with subsection (1); or

    • (b) in the case of salmon caught or taken outside the waters described in subsection (1), the person has possession of the salmon in accordance with the laws of the province within which the park is situated.

  • (5) No person shall affix a salmon tag issued to the person under paragraph 4(b) to a salmon that is caught by another person unless that other person is a person who is under 16 years of age and referred to in subsection 3(3).

  • SOR/86-378, s. 6
  • SOR/90-4, s. 5
  • SOR/93-33, s. 4
  • SOR/96-245, s. 6
  • SOR/99-352, s. 8
  • SOR/2003-54, s. 12
  • SOR/2005-206, s. 2
  • SOR/2009-322, s. 2

 All persons fishing in La Mauricie National Park of Canada shall, in the manner set out in a notice posted by the superintendent at a park wardens’ office, a park information booth or a park entrance, register their daily catch.

  • SOR/94-314, s. 4
  • SOR/2003-54, ss. 70, 81(F), 82(F)

 Every person who holds a lake trout endorsement shall, in the manner set out in a notice posted by the superintendent or, where no such notice is posted, in the manner set out in the lake trout endorsement,

  • (a) register their catch of lake trout;

  • (b) maintain a record of their catch of lake trout; and

  • (c) submit that record to a park warden.

  • SOR/99-352, s. 9
  • SOR/2003-54, ss. 81(F), 82(F)
  •  (1) Every person who catches and retains a lake trout in Prince Albert National Park of Canada shall immediately affix to it a lake trout tag in accordance with subsection (2).

  • (2) A lake trout tag shall be affixed through the gill cavity and mouth of the lake trout and securely locked.

  • (3) No person shall remove a lake trout tag from a lake trout except at the time the lake trout is prepared for consumption.

  • (4) No person shall be in possession of lake trout in Prince Albert National Park of Canada unless

    • (a) in the case of lake trout caught or taken outside Prince Albert National Park of Canada, the person has possession of the lake trout in accordance with the laws of Saskatchewan and has declared possession of the lake trout on entering Prince Albert National Park of Canada in the form provided by the superintendent; and

    • (b) in any other case, a lake trout tag has been affixed to the lake trout in accordance with subsection (1).

  • (5) No person shall affix a lake trout tag issued to the person under section 4.1 to a lake trout that is caught by another person unless that other person is a person who is under 16 years of age and referred to in subsection 3(4).

  • SOR/99-352, s. 9
  • SOR/2003-54, s. 67
  • SOR/2009-322, s. 3
  •  (1) Every person who holds a soft-shell clam permit and who catches soft-shell clams in Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada shall, in the manner set out in a notice posted by the superintendent or, where no such notice is posted, in the manner set out in the permit

    • (a) register their catch of soft-shell clams;

    • (b) maintain a record of their catch of soft-shell clams; and

    • (c) submit the record to a park warden.

  • (2) The superintendent shall, in determining the manner in which the responsibilities referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) to (c) are fulfilled, take into account the park’s natural and cultural resources and the preservation, control and management of the park.

  • SOR/2003-54, s. 13
  •  (1) A superintendent or park warden who has reasonable grounds to believe that a person who is the holder of a fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement has violated these Regulations may suspend and take possession of the fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement, as the case may be, held by that person.

  • (2) Where a fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement has been suspended pursuant to subsection (1), the suspension shall be cancelled and the fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement shall be revalidated and returned to the person to whom it was issued

    • (a) after the expiration of 30 days from the date of the suspension unless before that time proceedings have been instituted in respect of the alleged violation for which the fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement was suspended; or

    • (b) after that person is acquitted of the alleged violation for which the fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement was suspended.

  • (3) Where a person who is the holder of a fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement has been convicted of a violation of these Regulations, any fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement held by that person shall be cancelled.

  • (4) Where a fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement has been suspended pursuant to subsection (1), the person to whom it was issued shall not obtain or be in possession of any other of those documents at any time during the period of suspension.

  • (5) Where a fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement is cancelled pursuant to subsection (3), the person to whom it was issued shall not obtain or be in possession of any other of those documents at any time during the period of one year following the date of cancellation.

  • SOR/80-51, s. 4
  • SOR/86-378, s. 7
  • SOR/90-4, s. 38(F)
  • SOR/93-33, s. 34(E)
  • SOR/94-314, s. 5
  • SOR/96-245, s. 7
  • SOR/99-352, s. 10
  • SOR/2003-54, ss. 14, 80, 81(F), 82(F)

Open Seasons

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (3) and (4) and section 20, the open season in each year in park waters set out in Column I of an item of Schedule II for the species of fish set out in Column II of that item is the period set out in Column III of that item inclusive of the opening and closing dates.

  • (2) No person shall fish for any species of fish in a park except in park waters set out in Column I of an item of Schedule II for the species of fish set out in Column II of that item and during the open season for fish of that species set out in Column III of that item.

  • (3) Where the first day of an open season falls on a Sunday or Monday in any year, the open season shall begin on the Saturday immediately preceding that Sunday or Monday.

  • (4) Where the last day of an open season falls on a Friday or Saturday in any year, the open season shall end on the Sunday immediately following that Friday or Saturday.

Catch and Possession Limits

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  • SOR/2003-54, s. 83
]
  •  (1) No person shall, on any day, catch in the park waters set out in column I of Part I of Schedule III and retain in respect of a species of fish set out in column II, fish that are

    • (a) in total, a number in excess of

      • (i) in the case of the park waters set out in items 1 to 26, the daily catch and possession limit set out in column III, and

      • (ii) in the case of the park waters set out in item 27, the daily catch limit set out in column III; or

    • (b) of an overall length in excess of or less than, as the case may be, the overall length, if any, set out in column III of that item.

  • (2) No person shall have in possession within the boundaries of a park referred to in column I of Part I of Schedule III in respect of a species of fish set out in column II, fish that are

    • (a) in total, a number in excess of

      • (i) in the case of a park referred to in items 1 to 26, the daily catch and possession limit set out in column III, and

      • (ii) in the case of the park referred to in item 27, the possession limit set out in column III; or

    • (b) of an overall length in excess of or less than, as the case may be, the overall length, if any, set out in column III of that item.

  • SOR/80-51, s. 5(F)
  • SOR/93-33, s. 5(F)
  • SOR/94-314, s. 6
  • SOR/96-245, s. 8
  • SOR/2017-21, s. 1

 No person shall,

  • (a) on any day, catch in the park waters set out in column I of Part II of Schedule III and retain a number of fish of the species set out in column II, that is in excess of

    • (i) in the case of the park waters set out in items 1 to 25, the aggregate daily catch and possession limit set out in column III, and

    • (ii) in the case of the park waters set out in item 26, the aggregate daily catch limit set out in column III;

  • (b) have in possession within the boundaries of a park referred to in column I of Part II of Schedule III, a number of fish of the species set out in column II that is in excess of

    • (i) in the case of a park referred to in items 1 to 25, the aggregate daily catch and possession limit set out in column III, and

    • (ii) in the case of the park referred to in item 26, the aggregate possession limit set out in column III; or

  • (c) fish in park waters set out in column I of Part II of Schedule III, on any day after having, on that day, caught in those waters and retained a number of fish of the species set out in column II that is

    • (i) in the case of the park waters set out in items 1 to 25, the aggregate daily catch and possession limit set out in column III, and

    • (ii) in the case of the park waters set out in item 26, the aggregate possession limit set out in column III.

  • SOR/90-4, s. 6(F)
  • SOR/93-33, s. 6
  • SOR/94-314, s. 6
  • SOR/96-245, s. 8
  • SOR/98-268, s. 3(E)
  • SOR/99-352, s. 11
  • SOR/2017-21, s. 2

 Notwithstanding Parts I and II of Schedule III, no person shall fish in La Mauricie National Park of Canada on any day after having on that day caught in the waters of that park and retained

  • (a) two lake trout; or

  • (b) three northern pike.

  • SOR/86-378, s. 8
  • SOR/90-4, s. 7(F)
  • SOR/93-33, s. 7
  • SOR/94-314, s. 6
  • SOR/2003-54, s. 70

 If the daily catch and possession limit set out in column III of Part I of Schedule III is 0, any person who catches a fish of a species set out in column II shall immediately unhook the fish and return it to the water with as little damage to the fish as possible.

  • SOR/98-268, s. 4
  • SOR/2017-21, s. 3
  • SOR/2018-250, s. 2

 Nothwithstanding the limit set out in column III of paragraph 8(a) of Parts I and II of Schedule III, no person shall, in any year, in the waters of Prince Albert National Park of Canada, catch and retain more than two lake trout.

  • SOR/99-352, s. 12
  • SOR/2003-54, s. 67

 Notwithstanding Schedule III, no person shall fish for atlantic salmon in any waters of Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada on any day after having caught and released two atlantic salmon measuring 30 cm or more.

  • SOR/2003-54, s. 15

 [Repealed, SOR/94-314, s. 6]

 Where a fish has been filleted, two fillets shall be treated as one fish and, unless the body is shown, every fillet shall be treated as having been taken from a game fish.

  • SOR/94-314, s. 6

 For the purposes of these Regulations, a fish in the possession of a person under 16 years of age who does not hold a fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement, but who is accompanied by a person holding a fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement, shall be considered to be in the possession of the holder of the fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement.

  • SOR/94-314, s. 6
  • SOR/96-245, s. 9
  • SOR/99-352, s. 13
  • SOR/2003-54, s. 80

Prohibitions and General Provisions

[
  • SOR/96-245, s. 10
  • SOR/2003-54, s. 83
]
  •  (1) Except as otherwise provided in these Regulations, no person shall fish in park waters by any method other than angling.

  • (2) No person shall be in possession, within 100 m of any park waters, of any equipment that can be used to catch or take fish, unless fishing in those waters by means of that equipment is permitted by these Regulations.

  • (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), no person shall be in possession at any time, within the boundaries of a park, of any equipment that can be used to catch or take fish, other than equipment used for angling or for taking soft-shell clams or American eel, except when carrying such equipment through the park in a vehicle to a destination outside the park or to a residence in the park.

  • (4) No person shall fish from a bridge or any other structure that crosses the waters of Cape Breton Highlands, Fundy, Gros Morne, Prince Edward Island or Terra Nova National Park of Canada.

  • (5) No person in La Mauricie or Forillon National Park of Canada shall have in possession fishing equipment unless

    • (a) the person holds a fishing permit; or

    • (b) the fishing equipment is kept inside a motor vehicle.

  • (6) No person shall, while fishing in Fundy, Kouchibouguac, Cape Breton Highlands or Terra Nova National Park of Canada, use an artificial fly that incorporates a weight as an integral part of the artificial fly, that is attached to a sinking line, or that has a weight attached to the hook or line, for the purpose of causing the artificial fly to sink.

  • (7) No person shall use a fish finder while fishing in Kejimkujik or La Mauricie National Park of Canada.

  • SOR/80-51, s. 6
  • SOR/86-378, s. 10
  • SOR/90-4, s. 9
  • SOR/94-314, s. 7
  • SOR/96-245, s. 11
  • SOR/2003-54, s. 16
  • SOR/2005-206, s. 3

 No person shall catch and retain

  • (a) subject to paragraph (b), invertebrates from the marine portion of Forillon National Park of Canada unless the person is the holder of a fishing permit, issued by the superintendent, authorizing their removal for scientific or park management purposes;

  • (b) for commercial purposes, lobster or fish used as lobster bait, from the marine part of Forillon National Park of Canada unless the person is the holder of a licence, issued under the National Parks Businesses Regulations, 1998, to carry on that business;

  • (c) subject to paragraph (d), invertebrates from Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada unless the person is the holder of a fishing permit, issued by the superintendent, authorizing their removal for scientific or park management purposes; or

  • (d) for commercial purposes, soft-shell clams from Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada unless the person is the holder of a licence that authorizes that activity and that is issued under the National Parks of Canada Businesses Regulations.

  • SOR/96-245, s. 12
  • SOR/2003-54, s. 17
  • SOR/2009-322, s. 4
 
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