Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations
Marginal note:Exemption if otherwise regulated
17 (1) Sections 6 to 10 and directions given under subsections 22(2), 26(1) and 27(1), do not apply
(a) in respect of ballast water and sediments, to the persons referred to in section 3 of the Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations; or
(b) in respect of the biofouling of a vessel that is over 24 m in length, to the person in charge of the vessel.
Marginal note:Exemption for some vessels
(2) A fishery officer or fishery guardian must not take the measures referred to in subsection 25(1) in respect of
(a) ballast water and sediments, in the case of any vessel to which section 2 of the Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations applies or any vessel exempted under paragraph 2(3)(a) or (b) of those Regulations from the application of those Regulations; or
(b) the biofouling of a vessel that is over 24 m in length.
Definition of biofouling
(3) For the purpose of subsections (1) and (2), biofouling means the accumulation of aquatic organisms such as micro-organisms, plants and animals on surfaces and structures that are immersed in or exposed to the aquatic environment.
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