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

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2018-03-27. Previous Versions

PART IILicensing (continued)

Terms and Conditions of Licence (continued)

  •  (1) The licences referred to in item 1 of Part 1of Schedule 5 are not valid in salmon rivers during the Atlantic salmon fishing periods except in

    • (a) the waters of the Jacques Cartier River referred to in item 41 of Schedule 6 that are between the Bird Dam at Pont-Rouge (46°44′55″N., 71°42′40″W.) and the bridge situated at the south entrance of the Valcartier military base (46°54′01″N., 71°31′21″W.); and

    • (b) the waters of the aux Rochers River referred to in item 89 of Schedule 6 that are between a straight line joining the point 50°01′05″N., 66°52′28″W. to the point 50°01′00″N., 66°52′20″W. and the downstream side of the bridge over the western branch of the river linking Port-Cartier-Ouest to Port-Cartier (Petit quai sector).

  • (2) The licences referred to in item 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 5 are also valid for fishing for species other than Atlantic salmon in salmon rivers during the Atlantic salmon fishing periods.

  • SOR/2001-438, s. 5
  • SOR/2004-64, s. 3(E)
  • SOR/2008-322, s. 17

PART IIISport Fishing

Application

 This Part applies in respect of sport fishing.

  • SOR/99-264, s. 12

Fishing Method Restrictions

 Subject to sections 28, 29, 31 and 42, no person shall engage in sport fishing to fish for or catch and retain a species of fish referred to in an item of Schedule 1 in waters referred to in that item using the gear or method referred to in that item during the close time set out for that item.

  • SOR/93-118, s. 10
  • SOR/98-218, s. 6
  • SOR/99-264, s. 13
  • SOR/2008-322, s. 18

 No person shall engage in sport fishing, other than by angling, for

  • (a) Atlantic salmon and ouananiche;

  • (b) muskellunge;

  • (c) lake trout; or

  • (d) sturgeon.

  • SOR/93-118, s. 11
  • SOR/2008-322, s. 34
  •  (1) The holder of a licence referred to in item 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 5, or any person fishing under the authority of a licence referred to in that item, may fish for bait fish, by means of not more than one lift net or not more than three bait traps, in waters where the use of bait fish is permitted.

  • (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), the holder of the licence and any person fishing under the authority of the licence shall not use more than one lift net or more than three bait traps at any one time.

  • (3) No person shall use a bait trap referred to in subsection (1) that is not under the person’s immediate supervision unless the name, address and licence number of the licence holder are on the trap.

  • SOR/93-118, s. 12
  • SOR/99-264, s. 14
  • SOR/2003-176, s. 9(F)
  • SOR/2008-322, s. 19
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall, while angling, use

    • (a) more than one line;

    • (b) a line that is not closely and constantly attended by the person;

    • (c) a line that is equipped with more than three hooks, except when fishing for smelt in Area 21 or when fishing for any species of fish in Area 25, in that part of the waters of Lake Saint-François located west of a line drawn from Beaudette Point on the north shore to Saint-Louis Point on the south shore;

    • (d) a line that is equipped with more than four hooks in Area 25 or in that part of the waters of Lake Saint-François located west of a line drawn from Beaudette Point on the north shore to Saint-Louis Point on the south shore;

    • (e) in a salmon river during a period when Atlantic salmon fishing is permitted, a line with more than one single or double hook;

    • (f) in a salmon river during a period when Atlantic salmon fishing is not permitted, a line with more than one hook or a combination of hooks with a total of more than three points; or

    • (g) in waters reserved for fly fishing, a line with more than one hook or a combination of hooks with a total of more than three points.

  • (2) If the use of more than one line for angling is permitted, each line used by a person referred to in paragraph 5(3)(a), (b) or (c) is considered to be used by the holder of the licence.

  • (3) No person shall engage in angling and in fly fishing simultaneously.

  • SOR/94-392, s. 6
  • SOR/95-496, ss. 10 to 12
  • SOR/97-203, s. 9
  • SOR/99-264, s. 15
  • SOR/2001-51, s. 10
  • SOR/2003-176, s. 10
  • SOR/2004-64, s. 4
  • SOR/2005-269, s. 6
  • SOR/2008-322, s. 20
  •  (1) Except as set out in Schedule 1, no person shall fish other than by fly fishing in a salmon river referred to in Schedule 6 or in waters reserved for fly fishing.

  • (2) Except as set out in Schedule 1, no person shall fish in the waters referred to in subsection (1) by means of an artificial fly that is

    • (a) attached to a weighted core line or a weighted down line;

    • (b) baited; or

    • (c) subject to paragraphs 30(1)(e to (g), equipped with a single, double or triple hook that is larger than the maximum size.

  • (3) No person engaged in fly fishing in a salmon river shall use

    • (a) more than one artificial fly when Atlantic salmon fishing is authorized in that river; or

    • (b) more than two artificial flies when Atlantic salmon fishing is prohibited in that river.

  • (4) No person engaged in fly fishing in waters reserved for fly fishing shall use more than two artificial flies.

  • SOR/93-118, s. 13
  • SOR/94-392, s. 7
  • SOR/99-264, s. 16
  • SOR/2008-322, s. 20

 Subject to section 29, no person who is engaged in sport fishing shall, for the purpose of landing a fish, use

  • (a) any net other than a landing net;

  • (b) a tailer that exceeds 2 m in length;

  • (c) a spring gaff; or

  • (d) in the case of Atlantic salmon, any gaff.

  • SOR/2008-322, ss. 21, 34

Fishing Location Restrictions

  •  (1) No person shall engage in sport fishing from

    • (a) a bridge crossing a salmon river or an estuary thereof; or

    • (b) a motor boat in the waters of Saint-Jean River Wildlife Sanctuary or in that part of Matapédia-and-Patapédia-Rivers Wildlife Sanctuary between Causapscal River and the falls downstream from the Richard Salmon Pool situated near the boundary between Bonaventure and Matapédia counties.

  • (2) No person shall engage in sport fishing from a boat or from any other floating apparatus in the waters of the Sainte-Anne River wildlife sanctuary or of the Cap-Chat River, Dartmouth River, Matane River or Petit-Saguenay River controlled zones.

  • SOR/93-118, s. 14
  • SOR/94-392, s. 8
  • SOR/2001-51, s. 11
  • SOR/2008-322, s. 22(F)

Close Times

 No person shall fish in any salmon river during the period beginning one hour after sunset and ending one hour before sunrise other than from December 1 to the Thursday preceding the fourth Friday in April in places where and during periods when fishing for smelt is authorized.

  • SOR/91-141, s. 1
  • SOR/2001-51, s. 12
  • SOR/2008-322, s. 23

Fishing Quotas

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person engaged in sport fishing shall catch and retain in any one day from the waters set out in an item of Schedule 2 more fish of a species set out in that item than the daily fishing quota set out in that item.

  • (2) No person shall, in any one day,

    • (a) subject to section 36, catch and retain more Atlantic salmon referred to in Schedule 2 from a salmon river set out in Schedule 6 than the highest daily fishing quota set out in Schedule 2 for that river; or

    • (b) catch and release more Atlantic salmon referred to in Schedule 2 from a salmon river set out in Schedule 6 than the highest daily fishing quota set out in Schedule 2 for that river.

  • (3) For the purposes of subsections (1) and (2), fish caught and retained by a person referred to in paragraph 5(3)(a), (b) or (c) or, in the case of Atlantic salmon, fish caught and released by that person shall be counted as fish caught by the holder of the licence.

  • (4) For the purposes of subsections (1) and (2), fish caught and retained or Atlantic salmon caught and released in waters adjacent to waters set out in Schedules 1 and 6 shall be counted as fish from the waters set out in those Schedules.

  • SOR/91-141, s. 2
  • SOR/91-336, s. 2
  • SOR/93-118, s. 15
  • SOR/94-392, s. 9
  • SOR/97-203, s. 10
  • SOR/98-218, s. 7
  • SOR/99-264, s. 17
  • SOR/2001-51, s. 13
  • SOR/2003-176, s. 11
  • SOR/2005-269, s. 7
  • SOR/2008-322, s. 23
 
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