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Manitoba Fishery Regulations, 1987 (SOR/87-509)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2017-06-09. Previous Versions

PART IIIPossession and Transportation of Fish

  •  (1) Except as otherwise permitted by the Act, the Freshwater Fish Marketing Act (Canada), the Fisheries Act (Manitoba) or regulations made under those Acts, no person shall possess any species of fish set out in an item of Part II of Schedule XI in an amount that exceeds the possession quota, or of a size that does not comply with the size limit, set out in that item.

  • (2) Despite subsection (1), a resident of Manitoba under 16 years of age or a holder of an angling licence, other than a conservation angling licence, may possess fish of a species set out in an item of Part I of Schedule XI in an amount that does not exceed the possession quota, and of a size that complies with the size limit, set out in that item.

  • (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to

    • (a) an Indian who is in possession of the fish for food for their personal use or for the use of their immediate family;

    • (b) a person who has purchased the fish from a retail outlet or from a person who is legally authorized to sell such fish; or

    • (c) a person who is otherwise legally authorized to possess such fish.

  • (4) Persons referred to in subsection (3) shall produce without delay, at the request of a fishery officer,

    • (a) proof of their Indian status;

    • (b) a valid receipt or trade record for any fish in their possession; or

    • (c) the relevant document that legally authorizes the possession of the fish.

  • SOR/2003-107, s. 2
  • SOR/2006-119, s. 10

 No person shall possess live bait fish in any area set out in the table to this section.

TABLE

Area
1Stocked trout waters set out in Schedule V
2Duck Mountain Provincial Forest and Duck Mountain Provincial Park
3Turtle Mountain Provincial Forest and Turtle Mountain Provincial Park
4Whiteshell Provincial Park
5That part of the Winnipeg River between Seven Sisters Generating Station and Whiteshell Provincial Park
6The waters in the Northeast, Northwest and North Central Divisions
7Porcupine Mountain Provincial Forest
8Atikaki Provincial Park
9South Atikaki Provincial Park
  • SOR/95-256, s. 2
  • SOR/2006-119, s. 2
  •  (1) No person shall possess live fish or live fish eggs unless authorized

    • (a) under the Fisheries Act (Manitoba);

    • (b) by a Live Fish Handling Permit.

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2017-122, s. 2]

  • (2) No person shall, unless authorized, bring into Manitoba, possess in Manitoba or release into any waters of Manitoba live fish or live fish eggs of a species set out, in respect of Manitoba, in Part 2 of the schedule to the Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations.

  • (2.1) [Repealed, SOR/2015-121, s. 31]

  • (3) No person shall bring into Manitoba for use as bait any live fish, crayfish, leeches or salamanders other than under the authority of a Live Fish Handling Permit.

  • SOR/89-180, s. 4
  • SOR/90-302, s. 3
  • SOR/93-39, s. 2
  • SOR/98-247, s. 7
  • SOR/2008-278, s. 1
  • SOR/2011-39, s. 8(F)
  • SOR/2015-121, s. 31
  • SOR/2017-122, s. 2

Spoilage of Fish

 No person shall handle, transport or dispose of any fish caught by fishing other than rough fish, in a way that will result in the spoilage or waste of the fish.

  • SOR/89-180, s. 5

Non-retention of Fish

 Every person who catches a fish the retention of which is prohibited by these Regulations shall forthwith release that fish to the water from which it was taken in a manner that causes the least possible further harm to that fish.

Release of Tagged Fish

 No person who tags or marks any fish shall release that fish into any waters of Manitoba except as authorized by a Live Fish Handling Permit.

PART IVRecreational Fishing

[SOR/98-247, s. 8]

Close Times and Quotas

  •  (1) No person engaged in recreational fishing shall fish for or catch and retain any species of fish from the waters set out in an item of Schedule X by a method set out in that item during the close time set out in that item.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (6), no person engaged in recreational fishing shall, on any day, catch and retain fish of a species set out in an item of Part I of Schedule XI from the waters set out in that item in an amount that exceeds the daily quota, or of a size that does not comply with the size limit, set out in that item.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (6), no person engaged in recreational fishing shall, on any day, possess fish of a species set out in an item of Part I of Schedule XI from the waters set out in that item in an amount that exceeds the possession quota, or of a size that does not comply with the size limit, set out in that item.

  • (4) Subject to subsection (6), no person fishing under a conservation angling licence shall, on any day, catch and retain fish of a species set out in an item of Part II of Schedule XI from the waters set out in that item in an amount that exceeds the daily quota, or of a size that does not comply with the size limit, set out in that item.

  • (5) Subject to subsection (6), no person fishing under a conservation angling licence shall, on any day, possess fish of a species set out in an item of Part II of Schedule XI from the waters set out in that item in an amount that exceeds the possession quota, or of a size that does not comply with the size limit, set out in that item.

  • (6) No person engaged in recreational fishing shall catch and retain or possess, during the period beginning on April 1 in any year and ending on March 31 of the following year, fish of a species set out in an item of Schedule XI.1 from the waters set out in that item in an amount that exceeds the annual quota for the size limit set out in that item.

  • (7) Non-residents of Manitoba under 16 years of age, while engaged in recreational fishing, must

    • (a) hold a valid angling licence; or

    • (b) be accompanied by

      • (i) the holder of a valid angling licence, or

      • (ii) a resident of Manitoba under 16 years of age.

  • (8) All fish caught by non-residents accompanied by persons referred to in paragraph (7)(b) shall be counted as part of the catch of the person accompanying the non-resident.

  • SOR/88-190, s. 4
  • SOR/89-180, s. 6
  • SOR/90-302, s. 4
  • SOR/92-174, s. 2
  • SOR/97-249, s. 2
  • SOR/98-247, ss. 9, 28
  • SOR/2000-310, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-107, s. 3
  • SOR/2006-119, s. 10

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-107, s. 3]

Boundary Waters

 Where any person catches and retains fish of any species from any waters common to Manitoba and an adjoining province, state or territory, the fish caught and retained from that portion of the waters located in the adjoining province, state or territory shall be counted in determining, for the purposes of these Regulations, whether any quota or size limit has been exceeded.

General Restrictions

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall take or attempt to take fish by snagging, snaring, clubbing or gaffing or by the use of trap nets.

  • (2) A person may use a gaff hook to assist the person in landing a fish caught by angling.

  • (3) No person shall fish in a stocked trout lake or stocked trout stream by any means other than by angling.

  • SOR/93-39, s. 3
  • SOR/95-518, s. 3
  • SOR/96-198, s. 2

 No person shall use, for the purposes of recreational fishing, a boat that is propelled by any means other than human or electric power, in any waters set out in an item of Schedule XII.

  • SOR/92-174, s. 3
  • SOR/94-55, s. 1
  • SOR/98-247, s. 28
 
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