Quebec Fishery Regulations, 1990 (SOR/90-214)

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Quebec Fishery Regulations, 1990

SOR/90-214

FISHERIES ACT

Registration 1990-03-29

Regulations Respecting Fishing in the Province of Quebec

P.C. 1990-585 1990-03-29

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, pursuant to sections 8 and 43Footnote * of the Fisheries Act, is pleased hereby to revoke the Quebec Fishery Regulations, C.R.C., c. 852, and to make the annexed Regulations respecting fishing in the Province of Quebec, in substitution therefor, effective April 1, 1990.

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Quebec Fishery Regulations, 1990.

Interpretation

  •  (1) In these Regulations,

    American eel trap

    American eel trap means a trap that

    • (a) is made of plastic or wire mesh with a minimum mesh size of 2.85 cm, or

    • (b) is made of netting with a minimum mesh size of 5.7 cm; (cage à anguilles d’Amérique)

    angling

    angling means fishing by means of a line or a rod and line to which is attached a hook or an artificial lure that may be baited, including fly fishing but not including fishing by means of a night line; (pêche à la ligne)

    Area

    Area means an area of the Province delimited as a fishing area under An Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife, R.S.Q., c. C-61.1; (zone)

    artificial fly

    artificial fly means a hook or combination of hooks dressed with silk, tinsel, textiles, fur, feathers or other similar materials including, as parts of a fly, metal (brass, copper or aluminum) or plastic tubing, straight pin, Waddington shaft, non-metal eyes or head but does not include flies to which is attached an external device likely to attract fish, baited flies, flieswith a spinning or undulating device and weights that cause the fly to sink; (mouche artificielle)

    artificial lure

    artificial lure means a spoon, simulated minnow, artificial fly or any other device made of feathers, fibres, rubber, wood, metal, plastic or similar materials that has one or more hooks; (leurre artificiel)

    Assistant Deputy Minister

    Assistant Deputy Minister[Repealed, SOR/2001-51, s. 1]

    bait trap

    bait trap means a fishing device that

    • (a) has no wings or leaders,

    • (b) is made of netting or plastic or wire mesh,

    • (c) is fastened to hoops or frames,

    • (d) has a maximum length of 60 cm and a maximum width of 25 cm, and

    • (e) is equipped with funnel-shaped openings, the smallest diameter of which does not exceed 2.5 cm; (bourolle)

    box net

    box net means a fishing device that

    • (a) has one or more wings or leaders,

    • (b) terminates in a box-shaped net, and

    • (c) is used to catch fish without enmeshing them; (filet à réservoir)

    Centre d’étude et de recherche Manicouagan

    Centre d’étude et de recherche Manicouagan[Repealed, SOR/2001-51, s. 1]

    Chief of the Wildlife Conservation Service

    Chief of the Wildlife Conservation Service[Repealed, SOR/2001-51, s. 1]

    common-law partner

    common-law partner in relation to an individual means a person who is cohabiting with the individual in a conjugal relationship, having so cohabited for a period of at least one year; (conjoint de fait);

    communal wildlife area

    communal wildlife area means a territory established by an order of the Minister and given to lease exclusive fishing rights for communal purposes; (aire faunique communautaire)

    controlled zone

    controlled zone or zec means an area of the Province so designated under An Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife, R.S.Q., c. C-61.1; (zone d’exploitation contrôléeouzec)

    county

    county means an electoral district described in the Territorial Division Act of Quebec, R.S.Q., c. D-11; (comté)

    crayfish trap

    crayfish trap means a trap that

    • (a) does not have wings or leaders,

    • (b) is funnel or box-shaped, and

    • (c) is made of netting or plastic or wire mesh; (casier à écrevisses)

    Director

    Director means a person who works in the Wildlife Sector of the Ministry, and who occupies a managerial position with respect to fisheries; (directeur)

    Duchesnay Sanctuary

    Duchesnay Sanctuary[Repealed, SOR/91-336, s. 1]

    ecological reserve

    ecological reserve means an area of the Province so designated under the Natural Heritage Conservation Act, R.S.Q., c. C-61.01; (réserve écologique)

    fish trap

    fish trap means a trap that

    • (a) does not have any wings or leaders,

    • (b) is made of netting or plastic or wire mesh,

    • (c) is fastened on hoops or frames,

    • (d) is equipped with openings, the largest dimension of which does not exceed 2.5 cm, and

    • (e) is used to catch fish without enmeshing them; (nasse)

    fly fishing

    fly fishing means fishing by means of a fly line mounted on a rod designed specifically for that type of fishing and to which are attached artificial flies; (pêche à la mouche)

    hook

    hook means a shaft with one or more points and includes an artificial lure; (hameçon)

    hoop net

    hoop net means a fishing device that

    • (a) consists of a series of interconnected conical pockets narrowing at equal distances to a point,

    • (b) is equipped with one or more leaders or one or more wings,

    • (c) is made of netting or plastic or wire mesh, and

    • (d) is fastened to hoops or frames; (verveux)

    Indian

    Indian[Repealed, SOR/99-264, s. 1]

    Inuk

    Inuk[Repealed, SOR/99-264, s. 1]

    Lake Saint-Pierre

    Lake Saint-Pierre[Repealed, SOR/97-203, s. 1]

    Lake Saint-Pierre archipelago

    Lake Saint-Pierre archipelago[Repealed, SOR/97-203, s. 1]

    landing net

    landing net means a bag-shaped net that is mounted on a frame such that any dimension of the net does not exceed 90 cm; (épuisette)

    large

    large means, in respect of an Atlantic salmon, 63 cm or more in length; (grand)

    leader

    leader means a vertical panel that is attached to the front of a fishing net in order to lead fish towards the opening in the net; (guideau)

    length

    length means

    • (a) in respect of an Atlantic salmon, the distance measured in a straight line from the tip of the snout to the fork of the tail, and

    • (b) in respect of any other fish, the distance measured in a straight line from the tip of the snout to the tip of the caudal fin; (longueur)

    licence

    licence means a document issued under these Regulations conferring on the holder the privilege to do the things described in the document, subject to the Fisheries Act, these Regulations and the terms and conditions prescribed in the licence; (permis)

    lift net

    lift net means a net that

    • (a) is made of netting or plastic or wire mesh,

    • (b) is fastened to a frame that is usually square-shaped,

    • (c) is attached to a rope,

    • (d) does not exceed 1.3 m in its fully extended length, and

    • (e) has a maximum mesh size of 2.5 cm; (carrelet)

    maximum size

    maximum size means, in relation to the hook of an artificial fly, a distance between the point of the hook and the shaft not exceeding

    • (a) 17 mm for a single hook,

    • (b) 13 mm for a double hook, or

    • (c) 7 mm for a triple hook; (taille maximale)

    mesh size

    mesh size means

    • (a) in respect to netting, the distance between the extreme angles of a single mesh measured inside the knots after being stretched to form two parallel straight lines, and

    • (b) in respect of plastic or wire mesh, the greatest distance across the opening of the mesh; (maillage)

    Minister

    Minister means

    • (a) in respect of the issuing of the commercial fishing licences listed in subitems 1(6) to (20), column 1, of Part 2 of Schedule 5, the Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and

    • (b) in all other cases, the Minister responsible in the Province for the application of An Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife, R.S.Q., c. C-61.1; (ministre)

    Ministry

    Ministry means the Ministry responsible for fishing in the Province; (ministère)

    night line

    night line means a line to which hooks are attached at intervals, but does not include a line used in angling; (ligne dormante)

    outfitter

    outfitter means, for the purposes of these Regulations, a territory established by an Order of the Minister and given to lease exclusive fishing rights to a company for developing the use of wildlife resources; (pourvoirie)

    park

    park means an area of the Province so designated under the Parks Act of Quebec, R.S.Q., c. P-9; (parc)

    pound net

    pound net means a fishing device that

    • (a) is equipped with one or more leaders and one or more wings,

    • (b) is made of netting, plastic or wire mesh or fascines, and

    • (c) is used to catch fish without enmeshing them; (trappe)

    Province

    Province means the Province of Quebec; (province)

    provincial legislation

    provincial legislation means An Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife, R.S.Q., c. C-61.1, the Natural Heritage Conservation Act, R.S.Q., c. C-61.01, An Act respecting commercial fishing and commercial harvesting of aquatic plants, R.S.Q., c. P-9.01, the Parks Act, R.S.Q., c. P-9, or any regulations made under those Acts; (législation provinciale)

    Regional Director

    Regional Director[Repealed, SOR/2001-51, s. 1]

    resident

    resident has the same meaning as in the Act respecting the Conservation and Development of Wildlife of Quebec, R.S.Q., c. C-61.1; (résident)

    Saint-François Bay

    Saint-François Bay[Repealed, SOR/97-203, s. 1]

    salmon pool

    salmon pool means a place in a salmon river identified as a salmon pool by means of posted notices; (fosse à saumon)

    salmon river

    salmon river means a river, or a part of a river, that is set out in Schedule 6; (rivière à saumon)

    seine

    seine means a net that hangs vertically in the water with floats attached at the top and weights attached at the bottom, the ends of which are brought together or hauled to catch fish without enmeshing them; (seine)

    size

    size[Repealed, SOR/2008-322, s. 1]

    small

    small means, in respect of an Atlantic salmon, 30 cm in length or longer and less than 63 cm in length; (petit)

    Société

    Société[Repealed, SOR/2005-269, s. 1]

    sport fishing

    sport fishing means angling, fishing by means of a lift net, landing net, spear, bow and arrow or crossbow, or fishing with a spear while swimming; (pêche sportive)

    spouse

    spouse[Repealed, SOR/95-496, s. 1]

    tailer

    tailer means a device that consists of a snare attached to the end of a handle that ensnares fish by gripping them around the tail; (serre-queue)

    tidal waters

    tidal waters means

    • (a) those parts of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Baie des Chaleurs between the coastline of Quebec and an imaginary line commencing at the terminus of the Labrador-Quebec boundary in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, thence along a rhumb-line to a point at Latitude 49°25′N., Longitude 60°00′W.; thence along a rhumb-line to a point at Latitude 47°02′18″N., Longitude 60°45′W.; thence along a rhumb-line to a point at Latitude 47°08′25″N., Longitude 64°01′10″W.; thence due north to a point at Latitude 48°12′15″N., Longitude 64°02′10″W.; thence following the Quebec-New Brunswick boundary in the Baie des Chaleurs to the Campbellton Bridge,

    • (b) that part of the St. Lawrence River downstream from an imaginary line drawn from a point at Latitude 47°01′57″N., Longitude 70°48′40″W. (Pointe-aux-Prêtres) to a point at Latitude 46°56′06″N., Longitude 70°44′11″W. (Berthier-sur-Mer),

    • (c) that part of the Saguenay River downstream from the Dubuc Bridge at Chicoutimi, and

    • (d) that part of the York River downstream from the Gaspé Bridge; (eaux à marée)

    trammel net

    trammel net means a weighted net made of a series of three juxtaposed pieces of webbing with the centre web having a smaller mesh size than the side webs; (filet-trémail)

    trap net

    trap net means a fishing device that

    • (a) has one or more wings or leaders,

    • (b) terminates in a bag-shaped net,

    • (c) is attached to a stake,

    • (d) floats with the tide, and

    • (e) catches fish without enmeshing them; (filet à poche)

    weighted core line

    weighted core line means a fly line that, when folded firmly and then released, remains folded; (ligne à coeur métallique)

    weighted down line

    weighted down line means a fly line to which an external weight is attached; (ligne lestée)

    wildlife reserve

    wildlife reserve means a park, wildlife sanctuary or controlled zone established under provincial legislation; (territoire faunique)

    wildlife sanctuary

    wildlife sanctuary means an area of the Province so designated under the Act respecting the Conservation and Development of Wildlife of Quebec, R.S.Q., c. C-61.1; (réserve faunique)

    wing

    wing means a vertical panel made of wire mesh or netting, attached to one or both sides of fishing gear and used to lead fish towards the fishing gear or to catch fish. (aile)

  • (2) A reference in these Regulations to a species or group of species of fish by its common name as set out in column 1 of Schedule 3 shall be construed as a reference to the species or group of species of fish whose scientific name is set out in column 2.

  • (3) Where a period is set out in these Regulations, the period

    • (a) unless otherwise specified, begins at 00:01 h on the first day set out and ends at 24:00 h on the last day set out; and

    • (b) begins and ends in the same calendar year, except that where it is stated to end on a day in a month that occurs earlier in the calendar year than the month in which it begins, the period begins in one calendar year and ends in the next calendar year.

  • (4) For the purposes of these Regulations, the weight of fish

    • (a) that have only their entrails removed shall be deemed to be the weight of the remaining fish plus one quarter of that weight;

    • (b) that have only their entrails and head removed shall be deemed to be the weight of the remaining fish plus two thirds of that weight; and

    • (c) that are filleted shall be deemed to be the weight of the fillets plus two and one-half times that weight.

  • SOR/91-336, s. 1
  • SOR/93-118, ss. 1, 24
  • SOR/94-392, s. 1
  • SOR/95-496, s. 1
  • SOR/97-203, s. 1
  • SOR/98-218, s. 1
  • SOR/99-264, s. 1
  • SOR/2001-51, s. 1
  • SOR/2001-438, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-176, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-269, s. 1
  • SOR/2008-99, s. 9
  • SOR/2008-322, s. 1
  • SOR/2011-155, s. 1
  • SOR/2012-47, s. 1
  • SOR/2018-55, s. 1
 
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