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Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985 (SOR/86-21)

Regulations are current to 2020-06-17 and last amended on 2018-05-30. Previous Versions

PART VIShellfish (continued)

[SOR/93-61, s. 16(F)]

Lobster (continued)

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-137, s. 10]

  •  (1) No person shall fish for lobster except from a vessel and with a lobster trap.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), where a person is fishing for lobster, he shall not have any mobile gear on board his vessel.

  • (3) The holder of a licence for bait fishing that authorizes the use of an otter trawl in fishing for bait may have an otter trawl on board his vessel while he is fishing for lobster in Lobster Fishing Area 22.

  • (4) Except in Lobster Fishing Area 41, no person shall fish with or have on board a vessel a lobster trap that exceeds

    • (a) 125 cm in its greatest length;

    • (b) 90 cm in its greatest width; or

    • (c) 50 cm in its greatest height.

  • (5) [Repealed, SOR/93-30, s. 1]

  • (6) [Repealed, SOR/96-220, s. 1]

  • SOR/87-440, s. 1
  • SOR/89-85, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/89-204, s. 1
  • SOR/93-30, s. 1
  • SOR/96-220, s. 1

 In Lobster Fishing Areas 1 to 22 and 27 to 41, no person shall fish with, or have on board a vessel, a lobster trap unless the trap

  • (a) has in one exterior wall of each parlour an escape panel that provides, when removed, an unobstructed opening not less than 89 mm in height and 152 mm in width and that is fastened to the lobster trap with

    • (i) untreated cotton or sisal twine that does not exceed 4.8 mm in diameter, or

    • (ii) uncoated ferrous metal wire, other than of stainless steel, that does not exceed 1.6 mm in diameter; or

  • (b) is a wooden lobster trap that has in one exterior wall of each parlour two softwood laths that are adjacent to each other and that are not treated with a wood preservative.

  • SOR/93-30, s. 2

 [Repealed, SOR/2013-37, s. 2]

Scallops

  •  (1) Except for the waters described in subsections (3) to (5), no person shall fish for scallops in a Scallop Fishing Area referred to in column I of an item of Schedule XVI from a vessel of a class set out in column II of that item during the close time set out opposite that class of vessel in column III thereof.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/87-672, s. 4]

  • (3) No person shall fish for scallops by any means during the period May 1 to November 30 in the waters of Digby Gut and Annapolis Basin in Scallop Fishing Area 28A inside of a straight line joining Latitude 44°41′30″N., Longitude 65°47′12″W. (Light Tower at Prim Point) to Latitude 44°41′12″N., Longitude 65°45′36″W. (Fog Alarm Building).

  • (4) No person shall fish for scallops by any means during the period of May 1 to September 30 in that portion of Scallop Fishing Area 28A that is within six nautical miles of the shores of Annapolis and Digby Counties and lying between a line bearing 342° true from Latitude 44°48′52″N., Longitude 65°32′21″W. (East Breakwater, Parkers Cove, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia) and a line bearing 342° true from Latitude 44°29′56″N., Longitude 66°06′30″W. (Sandy Cove, Digby County, Nova Scotia) but not including the waters of Digby Gut and Annapolis Basin described in subsection (3).

  • (4.1) No person shall fish for scallops by means of a scallop drag during the period beginning on April 1 and ending at 08:00 on the second Tuesday in January next following in that portion of Scallop Fishing Area 28B (the waters in the area of Grand Manan Island) bounded by straight lines joining the following points in the order in which they are listed:

    PointNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
    144°50′00″66°50′06″
    244°37′03″66°57′00″
    344°32′03″66°55′02″
    444°28′09″66°57′06″
    544°28′02″66°53′09″
    644°28′09″66°49′09″
    744°32′10″66°39′25″
    844°38′00″66°39′00″
    944°47′04″66°42′00″
    1044°50′30″66°47′00″
    1144°50′00″66°50′06″
  • (4.2) No person shall fish for scallops by any means during the period beginning on April 1 and ending at 08:00 on the second Tuesday in January next following in that portion of Scallop Fishing Area 28B lying in the Bay of Fundy bounded by the Canada/United States Boundary; a straight line joining a point on the Canada/United States Boundary at Latitude 45°04′33″N., Longitude 67°05′45″W. to a point on Joe’s Point on the coastline of New Brunswick at Latitude 45°04′33″N., Longitude 67°04′56″W.; the coastline of New Brunswick; and straight lines joining the following points in the order in which they are listed:

    PointNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
    145°11′45″65°54′20″
    245°01′30″66°27′00″
    345°00′00″66°47′30″
    444°57′30″66°54′00″
    544°55′42″66°56′36″
    644°54′35″66°58′10″
  • (5) During the period May 1 to October 31, no person shall fish for scallops by any means in that portion of Scallop Fishing Area 29 bounded by the coastline of Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, and straight lines joining the following points in the order in which they are listed:

    PointNorth LatitudeWest Longitude
    144°09′25″64°34′02″
    244°09′20″64°33′45″
    344°08′05″64°31′58″
    444°08′13″64°31′37″
    544°03′30″64°25′25″
    644°25′00″63°57′00″
    744°35′25″64°00′00″
    844°38′10″64°03′54″
  • SOR/87-672, s. 4
  • SOR/93-61, s. 26(F)
  • SOR/94-59, s. 1
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (4), no person shall catch and retain or have on board a vessel any scallops the number of meats of which exceeds an average count of

    • (a) 72 meats per 500 g, where the scallops were caught in Scallop Fishing Area 28A, 28B, 28C or 28D during the period May 1 to September 30;

    • (b) 55 meats per 500 g, where the scallops were caught in Scallop Fishing Area 28A, 28B, 28C or 28D during the period October 1 to April 30;

    • (c) 52 meats per 500 g, where the scallops were caught in Scallop Fishing Area 22 or 24;

    • (c.1) 39 meats per 500 g, where the scallops were caught in Scallop Fishing Area 21;

    • (d) 45 meats per 500 g, where the scallops were caught in Scallop Fishing Area 25; or

    • (e) 33 meats per 500 g, where the scallops were caught in Scallop Fishing Area 1, 2, 11 to 20, 23, 26, 27 or 29 or in that part of Scallop Fishing Area 10 west of Longitude 55°10′W.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the average count shall be determined on the basis of eight or more samples of scallop meats, each sample weighing 500 g or more.

  • (3) For the purposes of subsection (1), any scallops caught and retained or any scallops or scallop meats on board a vessel shall be regarded as having been caught in the Scallop Fishing Area in which that vessel is permitted to fish under a licence or under a written authorization referred to in subsection 66(1).

  • (4) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person fishing for scallops

    • (a) under a licence for recreational fishing; or

    • (b) from a vessel less than 19.8 m in overall length in an area other than Scallop Fishing Area 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28A, 28B, 28C, 28D or 29.

  • (5) No person shall

    • (a) [Repealed, SOR/2017-58, s. 16]

    • (b) catch and retain or have on board a vessel in Scallop Fishing Area 28A, 28B, 28C or 28D any scallop unless the shell height of that scallop is 76 mm or greater.

  • SOR/87-672, s. 5
  • SOR/88-208, s. 1
  • SOR/91-225, s. 1
  • SOR/94-59, s. 2
  • SOR/2008-99, s. 3
  • SOR/2017-58, s. 16
 
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