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

Regulations are current to 2021-05-04 and last amended on 2018-11-23. Previous Versions

Catch and Possession Limits (continued)

[SOR/2003-54, s. 83]

 [Repealed, SOR/94-314, s. 6]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

 No person shall fish in park waters by foul hooking.

 No person shall, when fishing in park waters, use

  • (a) more than one fishing line;

  • (b) a fishing line having more than one artificial fly or other type of bait;

  • (c) a fishing line having an artificial fly to which is attached any live or dead natural bait;

  • (d) a fishing line having any combination of hooks capable of catching more than one fish at a time;

  • (e) a fishing line having more than one type of lure;

  • (f) a lure having more than

    • (i) two single hooks,

    • (ii) two gang-hooks, or

    • (iii) one single hook and one gang-hook;

  • (g) a gang-hook having more than three hooks; or

  • (h) a lead sinker or lead jig that weighs less than 50 g.

  • SOR/97-111, s. 2
  • SOR/2009-322, s. 5(F)

 No person shall, while fishing for any species of fish in the waters of Riding Mountain or Point Pelee National Park of Canada, use a hook from which the barbs have not been removed unless the barbs have been pinched to the shaft of the hook.

  • SOR/90-4, s. 10
  • SOR/93-33, s. 12
  • SOR/97-111, s. 3
  • SOR/2003-54, s. 18
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall, while fishing in any waters in Kluane National Park of Canada or in Kluane National Park Reserve of Canada, use a hook from which the barbs have not been removed unless the barbs have been pinched to the shaft of the hook.

  • (2) No person shall, while fishing in the waters of the Kathleen River that are located in the area of land referred to in subsection (1), use a hook unless it is a single hook and

    • (a) the barbs have been removed from it; or

    • (b) the barbs have been pinched to the shaft of the hook.

  • SOR/93-33, s. 12
  • SOR/96-245, s. 13
  • SOR/2003-54, s. 19

 No person shall, while fishing in the waters of Kejimkujik National Park of Canada set out in column II of paragraph 2(e) of Schedule V for any species of fish set out in column I of that paragraph, use

  • (a) any method other than angling with an artificial fly; and

  • (b) a hook from which the barbs have not been removed, unless the barbs have been pinched to the shaft of the hook.

  • SOR/96-245, s. 13
  • SOR/2003-54, s. 71

 No person shall, while fishing in park waters for any species of fish, be in possession of any lead sinker or lead jig that weighs less than 50 g.

  • SOR/97-111, s. 4

 No person shall, when angling, leave a fishing line unattended.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (4), no person shall have in possession, within 100 metres of park waters, a net capable of being used for fishing unless the person

    • (a) is the holder of a fishing permit, salmon licence, soft-shell clam permit or lake trout endorsement;

    • (b) keeps the net inside a motor vehicle;

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/94-314, s. 8]

    • (d) is in possession of the net in Point Pelee National Park of Canada for purposes of fishing in waters outside the park.

  • (2) No person shall use or have in his possession in a park a gaff-hook or tailer.

  • (3) Subsection (2) does not apply in respect of Riding Mountain National Park of Canada.

  • (4) Nothing in these Regulations prohibits the use of a landing net or a dip net to land a fish caught by angling.

  • SOR/81-689, s. 2
  • SOR/86-378, s. 11
  • SOR/90-4, s. 11
  • SOR/93-33, s. 13
  • SOR/94-314, s. 8
  • SOR/96-245, s. 14
  • SOR/99-352, ss. 14, 31
  • SOR/2003-54, ss. 72, 73, 80
 
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