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Fishing Zones of Canada (Zones 4 and 5) Order (C.R.C., c. 1548)

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Fishing Zones of Canada (Zones 4 and 5) Order

C.R.C., c. 1548

OCEANS ACT

Order Prescribing as Fishing Zones of Canada Certain Areas of the Sea Adjacent to the Coast of Canada

Short Title

 This Order may be cited as the Fishing Zones of Canada (Zones 4 and 5) Order.

Interpretation

 In this Order,

C.H.S. Chart

C.H.S. Chart means Canadian Hydrographic Service Chart; (carte S.H.C.)

Fishing Zone 1

Fishing Zone 1, Fishing Zone 2 and Fishing Zone 3 means the areas of the sea prescribed as fishing zones in the Fishing Zones of Canada (Zones 1, 2 and 3) Order and described respectively as “Zone 1”, “Zone 2” and “Zone 3” in the schedule thereto; (zone de pêche 1, zone de pêche 2 et zone de pêche 3)

geographical coordinates

geographical coordinates means the latitudes and longitudes listed in Schedules I to IV. (coordonnées géographiques)

NAD83

NAD83 means the North American Datum 1983 geodetic system. (NAD83)

  • SOR/2009-21, s. 1

Prescription of Fishing Zones

 The area of the sea described in section 4 as “Fishing Zone 4”, and the area of the sea described in section 5 as “Fishing Zone 5”, are hereby prescribed as fishing zones of Canada.

 Fishing Zone 4 comprises an area of the sea adjacent to the Atlantic coast of Canada bounded on its outer perimeter

  • (a) by geodesic lines joining the points determined by reference to the geographical coordinates listed in Schedule I,

  • (b) by arcs of circles circumscribed about points determined by reference to the geographical coordinates listed in Schedule II, so that each such arc has a radius of two hundred nautical miles and terminates at the points where it intersects with an immediately adjoining arc or with a geodesic line described in paragraph (a) or, in the case of Area 2 in Schedule I, with the arc defining the outer limit of the 200 nautical mile fishery conservation zone established by the United States of America pursuant to the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of the United States of America dated March 1, 1977,

  • (c) and, in the case of Area 2 in Schedule I, by the arc defining the outer limit of the 200 nautical mile fishery conservation zone established by the United States of America pursuant to the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of the United States of America dated March 1, 1977 from its point of intersection referred to in paragraph (b) to its point of intersection with a geodesic line described in paragraph (a),

but does not include Fishing Zones 1 and 2 and other areas within the internal waters and territorial sea of Canada, or the waters of the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, delimited by the territorial sea of Canada between the point of Latitude 47°21′54″N, Longitude 56°29′40″W (North American Datum 1927, hereinafter referred to as “NAD27”) and the point of Latitude 46°38′46″N, Longitude 55°54′12″W (NAD27), and by the boundary defined in Schedule V.

  • SOR/85-229, s. 1
  • SOR/93-50, s. 1

 Fishing Zone 5 comprises an area of the sea adjacent to the Pacific coast of Canada bounded on its outer perimeter

  • (a) by geodesic lines joining the points determined by reference to the geographical coordinates listed in Schedule III, and

  • (b) by arcs of circles circumscribed about points determined by reference to the geographical coordinates listed in Schedule IV, so that each such arc has a radius of 200 nautical miles and terminates at the points where it intersects with an immediately adjoining arc or with a geodesic line described in paragraph (a),

but does not include Fishing Zone 3 and other areas within the internal waters and territorial sea of Canada.

SCHEDULE I(ss. 2 and 4)

AREA 1

Davis Strait

Column IColumn IIColumn III
LatitudeLongitudeGeodetic Datum
166°15′00.0″N62°28′30.0″WNAD83
266°15′00.0″N57°37′50.4″WNAD83
366°12′50.4″N57°38′00.5″WNAD83
466°03′29.8″N57°39′27.3″WNAD83
565°57′37.0″N57°39′55.6″WNAD83
665°57′30.0″N57°39′55.6″WNAD83
765°51′44.9″N57°40′26.4″WNAD83
865°50′48.6″N57°40′27.4″WNAD83
965°37′35.3″N57°41′44.7″WNAD83
1065°34′44.7″N57°42′10.6″WNAD83
1165°23′19.5″N57°44′49.9″WNAD83
1265°18′05.0″N57°45′41.8″WNAD83
1365°14′31.3″N57°44′59.5″WNAD83
1465°11′29.7″N57°44′13.2″WNAD83
1565°08′47.4″N57°43′41.2″WNAD83
1665°06′02.5″N57°43′57.1″WNAD83
1764°12′03.8″N57°48′05.2″WNAD83
1864°04′12.1″N57°49′00.7″WNAD83
1963°57′21.9″N57°53′23.8″WNAD83
2063°52′34.1″N57°56′27.9″WNAD83
2163°50′02.8″N57°57′00.9″WNAD83
2263°43′59.2″N57°58′35.9″WNAD83
2363°37′09.7″N58°01′00.2″WNAD83
2463°35′01.2″N58°01′51.6″WNAD83
2563°28′37.4″N57°59′37.4″WNAD83
2663°22′51.3″N57°57′17.5″WNAD83
2762°47′08.4″N57°40′49.5″WNAD83
2862°11′20.8″N57°25′07.4″WNAD83
2962°03′28.3″N57°22′09.2″WNAD83
3062°02′13.7″N57°21′37.0″WNAD83
3162°00′23.4″N57°20′55.0″WNAD83
3261°24′40.4″N57°16′12.1″WNAD83

AREA 2

Gulf of Maine Region

Column IColumn IIColumn III
LatitudeLongitudeCHS Chart
144°46′35″.346N.66°54′11″.253W.4003
244°45′44″N.66°55′04″W.4003
344°45′21″N.66°55′35″W.4003
444°45′17″N.66°55′40″W.4003
544°45′05″N.66°56′02″W.4003
644°44′30″N.66°56′36″W.4003
744°44′23″N.66°56′41″W.4003
844°44′07″N.66°56′54″W.4003
944°44′03″N.66°56′57″W.4003
1044°43′38″N.66°57′14″W.4003
1144°43′22″N.66°57′27″W.4003
1244°42′58″N.66°57′48″W.4003
1344°42′39″N.66°58′03″W.4003
1444°42′17″N.66°58′26″W.4003
1544°41′57″N.66°58′55″W.4003
1644°41′43″N.66°59′16″W.4003
1744°40′38″N.67°00′12″W.4003
1844°40′33″N.67°00′17″W.4003
1944°40′14″N.67°00′26″W.4003
2044°39′44″N.67°00′40″W.4003
2144°39′36″N.67°00′47″W.4003
2244°39′11″N.67°01′10″W.4003
2344°38′31″N.67°01′42″W.4003
2444°38′11″N.67°01′55″W.4003
2544°37′46″N.67°02′14″W.4003
2644°37′27″N.67°02′22″W.4003
2744°36′23″N.67°06′26″W.4003
2844°36′02″N.67°07′09″W.4003
2944°34′57″N.67°09′27″W.4003
3044°33′08″N.67°11′22″W.4003
3144°32′57″N.67°11′31″W.4003
3244°32′34″N.67°11′47″W.4003
3344°30′47″N.67°13′57″W.4003
3444°29′49″N.67°15′09″W.4003
3544°29′47″N.67°15′11″W.4003
3644°28′10″N.67°16′01″W.4003
3744°23′56″N.67°18′06″W.4003
3844°23′36″N.67°18′16″W.4003
3944°22′36″N.67°18′15″W.4003
4044°20′50″N.67°18′02″W.4003
4144°12′06″N.67°16′56″W.4003
4244°11′12″N.67°16′46″W.4003
4342°53′14″N.67°44′35″W.4003
4442°31′08″N.67°28′05″W.4003
4540°27′05″N.65°41′59″W.4003
46. to 52. [Revoked, SOR/85-229, s. 2]
  • SOR/79-107, s. 1
  • SOR/85-229, s. 2
  • SOR/2009-21, s. 2

SCHEDULE II(ss. 2 and 4)

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
LocalityLatitudeLongitudeCHS Chart
1Monumental Island62°45′07″N63°46′15″W7103
2Unnamed Islet59°37′22″N63°29′10″W4776
3Watchman Island58°13′43″N62°06′56″W4775
4White Bear Island57°55′15″N61°39′49″W4775
5Stirrup Island57°34′27″N61°18′38″W4775
6Sentinel Rock56°48′20″N60°47′24″W4775
7Bulldog Island54°43′56″N56°53′50″W5135
8Roundhill Island53°25′58″N55°36′22″W4703
9Northeast Ledge52°02′07″N55°16′04″W4705
10Funk Island49°45′42″N53°10′48″W4520
11Flowers Point48°35′59″N52°59′48″W4562
12Baccalieu Island48°08′39″N52°47′27″W4563
13Redcliff Head47°38′50″N52°39′38″W4016
14Cape Spear47°31′25″N52°37′13″W4016
15Motion Rocks47°26′11″N52°39′31″W4016
16Renews Rock46°52′39″N52°54′00″W4016
17Cape Ballard46°47′16″N52°56′52″W4016
18Cape Race46°39′30″N53°04′18″W4016
19Unnamed Peninsula46°38′45″N53°05′32″W4016
20Big Johns Point46°38′36″N53°05′51″W4016
21Cripple Rock Point46°38′29″N53°06′08″W4016
22Mistaken Point46°37′29″N53°09′48″W4016
23Cape Freels46°36′42″N53°33′30″W4016
24St. Mary’s Cays46°42′53″N54°13′07″W4622
25Sable Island44°05′00″N59°34′36″W8008
26Sable Island43°57′00″N59°47′24″W8008
27Sable Island43°55′28″N59°53′00″W8008
28Sable Island43°55′24″N59°58′00″W8008
29Sable Island43°55′45″N60°03′30″W8008
30Emulous Breakers43°40′03″N65°02′09″W4213
31Salvage Islands43°27′57″N65°22′45″W4215
32Pinnacle Rock43°22′42″N65°39′24″W4216

SCHEDULE III(ss. 2 and 5)

AREA 1

Juan de Fuca Region

Column IColumn IIColumn III
LatitudeLongitudeCHS Chart
148°29′37″.10N124°43′33″.19W3000
248°30′17″N124°48′21″W3000
348°30′17″N124°49′53″W3000
448°30′12″N124°51′37″W3000
548°30′05″N124°53′01″W3000
648°29′45″N124°55′22″W3000
748°29′21″N124°57′38″W3000
848°29′06″N124°58′51″W3000
948°28′34″N125°00′58″W3000
1048°28′02″N125°02′49″W3000
1148°26′34″N125°07′24″W3000
1248°26′29″N125°07′42″W3000
1348°25′48″N125°09′42″W3000
1448°24′11″N125°14′00″W3000
1548°23′56″N125°14′40″W3000
1648°21′12″N125°20′51″W3000
1748°20′27″N125°22′27″W3000
1848°20′21″N125°22′55″W3000
1948°18′31″N125°29′52″W3000
2048°18′08″N125°31′17″W3000
2148°16′53″N125°35′36″W3000
2248°16′16″N125°37′38″W3000
2348°15′09″N125°41′00″W3000
2448°14′51″N125°41′54″W3000
2548°13′32″N125°45′39″W3000
2648°09′53″N125°55′24″W3000
2748°07′23″N126°01′34″W3000
2848°04′55″N126°07′20″W3000
2947°59′49″N126°18′46″W3000
3047°59′42″N126°19′01″W3000
3147°48′25″N126°43′18″W3000
3247°37′22″N127°10′49″W3000
3347°30′32″N127°24′41″W3000
3447°29′26″N127°26′52″W3000
3547°27′26″N127°30′46″W3000
3647°20′00″N127°44′58″W3000
3747°15′13″N127°53′45″W3000
3847°13′10″N127°57′28″W3000
3947°02′27″N128°16′33″W3000
4046°53′31″N128°31′53″W3000
4146°45′57″N128°44′32″W3000
4246°40′51″N128°52′51″W3000
4346°39′08″N128°55′36″W3000
4446°36′29″N128°59′48″W3000
4546°31′39″N129°07′38″W3000

AREA 2

Dixon Entrance Region

Column IColumn IIColumn III
LatitudeLongitudeCHS Chart
154°39′45″.16N132°40′57″.18W3000
254°31′04″N133°13′56″W3000
354°29′46″N133°18′04″W3000
454°25′06″N133°33′52″W3000
554°21′01″N133°47′32″W3000
654°20′58″N133°47′46″W3000
754°20′37″N133°49′02″W3000
854°13′42″N134°19′20″W3000
954°12′19″N134°27′53″W3000
1054°07′18″N134°58′02″W3000
1153°58′22″N135°57′18″W3000
1253°54′35″N136°20′38″W3000
1353°28′41″N138°45′24″W3000

SCHEDULE IV(ss. 2 and 5)

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
LocalityLatitudeLongitudeCHS Chart
1Estevan Point49°22′35″N126°33′00″W3640
2Solander Island50°06′32″N127°56′16″W3623
3Triangle Island50°51′39″N129°06′12″W3625
4Kerouard Islands51°54′38″N130°59′04″W3825
5Kerouard Islands51°55′20″N131°00′17″W3825
6Kunghit Island51°58′13″N131°04′43″W3825
7Anthony Island52°04′37″N131°14′13″W3825
8McLean Fraser Point52°12′48″N131°25′25″W3853
9Wells Cove52°19′32″N131°33′35″W3853
10Murray Cove52°34′38″N131°53′44″W3853
11Chads Point52°48′01″N132°14′06″W3853
12Kitgoro Point53°02′48″N132°32′05″W3854
13Buck Point53°05′11″N132°34′50″W3854
14Kindakun Rock53°18′54″N132°47′35″W3869
15Quequitz Reef53°32′33″N133°01′20″W3869
16Tian Head53°47′28″N133°08′52″W3868
17Frederick Island53°56′17″N133°12′02″W3868

SCHEDULE V(Section 4)

The boundary between the waters of Fishing Zone 4 and the waters of the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon shall be delimited by the line described belowFootnote *.

The line shall be defined by geodesic lines that, beginning at sea at the point of Latitude 47°21′54″ N, Longitude 56°29′40″W (NAD27), connect the points that have the following coordinatesFootnote *:

Column IColumn II
PointLatitudeLongitude
A47°14′28.3″N56°37′52.0″W
B47°12′59.0″N56°39′45.1″W
C47°07′46.6″N56°52′06.3″W
D46°58′58.6″N57°05′48.4″W

From point D, the line shall be defined by segments of arcs of circles of 24 nautical miles radius, centred on the nearest points of the baselines of the French islands, which segments intersect at the points that have the following coordinates:

Column IColumn II
PointLatitudeLongitude
E46°47′54.5″N56°59′12.3″W
F46°36′35.1″N56°53′55.3″W
G46°33′14.9″N56°50′16.5″W
H46°27′28.4″N56°41′17.3″W
I46°23′52.6″N56°30′24.0″W

and thence the line shall continue along the next segment to:

Column IColumn II
PointLatitudeLongitude
J46°22′03.8″N56°24′15.6″W

From point J, the line shall be defined by geodesic lines connecting the points that have the following coordinates:

Column IColumn II
PointLatitudeLongitude
K45°23′04.0″N56°24′07.6″W
L44°24′04.0″N56°24′00.1″W
M43°25′04.5″N56°23′52.9″W

From point M, the line shall be the segment of an arc of circle of 200 nautical miles radius, centred on the nearest point of the baseline of the French islands to:

Column IColumn II
PointLatitudeLongitude
N43°24′58.0″N56°09′26.0″W

From point N, the line shall be defined by geodesic lines connecting the points that have the following coordinates:

Column IColumn II
PointLatitudeLongitude
O44°27′45.0″N56°09′18.3″W
P45°30′30.0″N56°09′10.2″W
Q46°33′17.2″N56°09′01.6″W

From point Q, the line shall be defined by segments of arcs of circles of 12 nautical miles radius, centred on the nearest points of the baselines of the French islands, which intersect at the points that have the following coordinates:

Column IColumn II
PointLatitudeLongitude
R46°34′52.0″N56°01′45.1″W
S46°37′01.7″N55°57′12.2″W

and thence the line shall continue along the next segment to the point of Latitude 46°38′46″N, Longitude 55°54′12″W (NAD27).

  • Return to footnote *Unless otherwise specified, all coordinates are expressed in the North American Datum 1983 (NAD83) geodetic system.

  • SOR/93-50, s. 2
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