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

Regulations are current to 2021-04-20 and last amended on 2018-11-23. Previous Versions

Fishing Permits

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), no person shall fish

    • (a) in any park waters set out in column I of Schedule II unless that person is the holder of a fishing permit;

    • (b) for salmon in any waters in Terra Nova National Park of Canada unless that person is the holder of a salmon licence and is in possession of at least one unused salmon tag;

    • (c) for lake trout in any waters of Prince Albert National Park of Canada unless that person is the holder of a lake trout endorsement and a fishing permit issued pursuant to paragraph 4(a) and is in possession of at least one unused lake trout tag;

    • (d) for soft-shell clams in any waters in Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada unless that person is the holder of a soft-shell clam permit;

    • (e) for salmon in any waters in Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada unless that person is the holder of a salmon licence; or

    • (f) for salmon in any waters in Gros Morne National Park of Canada unless that person is

      • (i) the holder of a salmon licence and in possession of at least one unused salmon tag, and

      • (ii) the holder of a salmon licence issued under the Wild Life Regulations, Consolidated Newfoundland and Labrador Regulation 1156/96, made under the Wild Life Act, chapter W-8 of the Revised Statutes of Newfoundland, 1990, and in possession of at least one unused salmon tag issued under those Regulations.

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to a person under 16 years of age who is accompanied by a person 16 years of age or older who is the holder of a fishing permit.

  • (3) Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to a person under 16 years of age who is accompanied by a person 16 years of age or older who is the holder of a salmon licence and is in possession of at least one unused salmon tag.

  • (4) Paragraph (1)(c) does not apply to a person under 16 years of age who is accompanied by a person 16 years of age or older who is the holder of a lake trout endorsement and is in possession of at least one unused lake trout tag.

  • (5) Paragraph (1)(d) does not apply to a person under 16 years of age who is accompanied by a person 16 years of age or older who is the holder of a soft-shell clam permit.

  • (6) Paragraph (1)(e) does not apply to a person under 16 years of age who is accompanied by a person 16 years of age or older who is the holder of a salmon licence.

  • SOR/80-51, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/86-378, s. 2
  • SOR/94-314, s. 2
  • SOR/99-352, s. 3
  • SOR/2003-54, ss. 7, 67
  • SOR/2005-206, s. 1

 A superintendent shall, on application by any person and payment by that person of the applicable fee fixed under section 24 of the Parks Canada Agency Act, issue to that person

  • (a) a fishing permit;

  • (b) a salmon licence and, where applicable, one salmon tag; or

  • (c) a soft-shell clam permit.

  • SOR/80-51, s. 2
  • SOR/90-4, s. 38(F)
  • SOR/93-33, s. 34(E)
  • SOR/94-314, s. 2
  • SOR/96-245, s. 4
  • SOR/99-352, s. 4
  • SOR/2003-54, ss. 8, 81(F)

 A superintendent shall, on application by any person who holds a fishing permit, issue to that person a lake trout endorsement and a maximum of two lake trout tags.

  • SOR/99-352, s. 4
  • SOR/2003-54, s. 81(F)

 A fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement

  • (a) is valid for the period in respect of which it is issued; and

  • (b) is valid only when signed by the person to whom it is issued.

  • SOR/86-378, s. 4
  • SOR/88-13, s. 2
  • SOR/99-352, s. 31
  • SOR/2003-54, s. 9

 Where a fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement has been lost, a superintendent shall issue, without charge, a new permit, licence or endorsement, as the case may be, to a person who establishes that the person is the holder of the lost permit, licence or endorsement.

  • SOR/85-426, s. 1
  • SOR/88-13, s. 3
  • SOR/90-4, s. 4
  • SOR/91-402, s. 1
  • SOR/91-664, s. 1
  • SOR/92-233, s. 1
  • SOR/93-33, s. 2
  • SOR/94-314, s. 3
  • SOR/96-245, s. 5
  • SOR/99-352, s. 5
  • SOR/2003-54, s. 10

 Every person shall, when fishing, carry any fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement issued to that person and shall, on request by a superintendent or park warden, produce the permit, licence or endorsement for examination.

  • SOR/80-51, s. 3(F)
  • SOR/86-378, s. 5
  • SOR/90-4, s. 38(F)
  • SOR/93-33, s. 34(E)
  • SOR/99-352, s. 6
  • SOR/2003-54, s. 11
  •  (1) Every person who holds a salmon licence and who catches salmon in a park 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 salmon licence,

    • (a) register their catch of salmon;

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

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

  • (2) Every person who registers a catch of salmon pursuant to paragraph (1)(a) shall present the entire salmon at the time of registration.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/99-352, s. 7]

  • SOR/86-378, s. 6
  • SOR/90-4, s. 38(F)
  • SOR/93-33, s. 3
  • SOR/99-352, s. 7
  • SOR/2003-54, ss. 81(F), 82(F)
  •  (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
 
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