Ontario Fishery Regulations, 1989

Version of section 2 from 2006-03-22 to 2007-12-31:

  •  (1) In these Regulations,

    Act

    Act means the Fisheries Act; (Loi)

    angling

    angling means fishing with a line to which one or more hooks are attached and that is held in the hand or is attached to a rod that is held in the hand or closely attended; (pêche à la ligne)

    artificial fly

    artificial fly means a single or double hook dressed with silk, tinsel, wool, fur, feathers or other similar material or any combination thereof but does not include a fly that has either a weight to cause the fly to sink or a spinning device; (mouche artificielle)

    bait-fish

    bait-fish means any fish set out in Part I of Schedule II, excluding any species of fish set out in Part III of Schedule II and any species of fish listed in Parts 1 to 3 of Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act. (poisson-appât)

    barbless hook

    barbless hook means a hook that is manufactured without a barb or one from which the barb has been completely removed or compressed so as to be in complete contact with the shaft of the hook; (hameçon sans ardillon)

    coarse fish

    coarse fish means any fish set out in Part II of Schedule II, excluding any species of fish set out in Part III of Schedule II and any species of fish listed in Parts 1 to 3 of Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act; (poisson commun)

    Division

    Division means a Division of the waters of Ontario as enumerated and described in Schedule IV; (division)

    fork length

    fork length means the distance measured from the tip of the head of a fish with the jaws closed to the end of the central part of the caudal fin; (longueur à la fourche)

    length

    length means, with respect to

    • (a) sturgeon from which the head has been removed, the distance measured from the mid-lateral point of the anterior cut edge of the skin to a point where the posterior edge of the dorsal fin joins the flesh of the body,

    • (b) any sturgeon not referred to in paragraph (a), the distance measured from the most posterior limit of the gill opening to the point where the posterior edge of the dorsal fin joins the flesh of the body, and

    • (c) any fish other than sturgeon, the distance measured from the tip of the head with the jaws closed to the tip of the tail with the lobes compressed so as to give the maximum possible measurement; (longueur)

    licence

    licence[Repealed, SOR/2001-50, s. 1]

    pound net

    pound net means an impounding net in which the top of the net is not covered by netting; (parc en filet)

    provincial Act

    provincial Act means the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 41; (Loi provinciale)

    provincial Minister

    provincial Minister means the Minister of Natural Resources for Ontario; (ministre provincial)

    snagger

    snagger means an instrument that is

    • (a) made of a rigid or semi-rigid material with one or more hooks attached in such a manner that each is immovable and inflexible, and

    • (b) designed for the purpose of hooking or piercing a fish in any part of the body other than the mouth; (croc)

    spear gun

    spear gun includes any device, other than a crossbow or long bow, that is capable of propelling a spear; (fusil à harpon)

    spring gaff

    spring gaff means a spring-operated device for impaling a fish; (gaffe à ressort)

    stringer

    stringer means a string or metal line with clips on which caught fish are strung. (chaîne ou corde à poissons)

  • (2) A reference in these Regulations to a species or group of species of fish by its common name as set out in Column I of an item of Schedule I is deemed to be a reference to the species or group of species of fish whose scientific name is set out in Column II of that item.

  • (3) A reference in these Regulations to a licence refers to a licence issued under the provincial Act or any document or thing deemed to be a licence by the regulations under the provincial Act.

  • (3.1) A reference to a licence by its name in a provision of the French version of these Regulations is a reference to the licence in the English version of the provision.

  • (4) Every licence is subject to the Act and these Regulations.

  • SOR/90-229, s. 1
  • SOR/94-295, s. 1
  • SOR/95-589, s. 1
  • SOR/99-105, s. 1
  • SOR/2001-50, s. 1
  • SOR/2004-63, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-26, s. 1
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