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Quebec Fishery Regulations, 1990

Version of section 5 from 2009-04-01 to 2018-03-26:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (4), no person shall fish unless the person

    • (a) is the holder of a licence referred to in Schedule 5 and issued by the Minister or a Director and fishes in accordance with the conditions of that licence; or

    • (b) is the holder of a licence issued under the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations and fishes in accordance with the conditions of that licence.

  • (2) A person may fish without a licence if the person is

    • (a) a resident engaged in sport fishing for Atlantic tomcod or smelt in the St. Lawrence River and its tributaries downstream from the Laviolette Bridge (Trois-Rivières Bridge);

    • (b) a resident engaged in sport fishing, for species other than Atlantic salmon, in Area 21 or in that part of any river in Area 1 that is situated downstream from Highway 132, except for the trunk part between Sainte-Flavie and Matapédia;

    • (c) a resident engaged in sport fishing on the days and in the waters designated by the Minister or a Director for the purposes of promoting that activity;

    • (d) a resident engaged in sport fishing for freshwater shellfish or freshwater crustaceans; or

    • (e) a resident under 18 years of age who is engaged in sport fishing for species other than Atlantic salmon and who is in possession of a certificate attesting to the resident’s participation in the Quebec Wildlife Foundation’s Pêche en herbe program or the Department’s Relève à la pêche program.

  • (3) A person may fish under the licence of a licence holder or without a licence if the person fishes under the supervision of a holder of the appropriate licence and

    • (a) is under 18 years of age and

      • (i) is the child of the holder of a licence referred to in Part 1 of Schedule 5,

      • (ii) is the child of the spouse or common-law partner of the holder of a licence referred to in Part 1 of Schedule 5,

      • (iii) fishes under the supervision of a person 18 years of age or over who is the holder of a licence referred to in Part 1 of Schedule 5, or

      • (iv) fishes under the supervision of the spouse or common-law partner of the holder of a licence referred to in item 1 or 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 5;

    • (b) is between 18 and 24 years of age, holds a valid student card and

      • (i) is the child of the holder of a licence referred to in Part 1 of Schedule 5,

      • (ii) is the child of the spouse or common-law partner of the holder of a licence referred to in Part 1of Schedule 5,

      • (iii) fishes under the supervision of a person 18 years of age or over who is the holder of a licence referred to in Part 1 of Schedule 5, or

      • (iv) fishes under the supervision of the spouse or common-law partner of the holder of a licence referred to in item 1 or 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 5; or

    • (c) is the spouse or common-law partner of the holder of a licence referred to in item 1 or 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 5.

  • (4) A person may fish without a licence if the person

    • (a) engages in sport fishing in the boundary waters of the Ristigouche and Patapédia salmon rivers and holds, and fishes in accordance with the conditions of, a licence for sport fishing issued by New Brunswick; or

    • (b) engages in sport fishing in Area 25, in Clarice (Montbray Township), Labyrinthe (Dasserat Township) or Raven (Dufay Township) lakes or in that part of Lake Saint-François that is located west of a line drawn from Beaudette Point on the north shore to Saint-Louis Point on the south shore and holds, and fishes in accordance with the conditions of, a licence for sport fishing issued by Ontario.

  • (5) If a person referred to in paragraph (2)(c) catches an Atlantic salmon, that person shall immediately unhook and release the fish into the waters from which it was caught or, if the hook is deeply embedded, cut the line.

  • (6) The persons referred to in subsections (3) and (4) are subject to the conditions of the applicable licence under the authority of which they are fishing.

  • SOR/93-118, ss. 2, 25(F)
  • SOR/94-392, s. 3
  • SOR/95-496, s. 4
  • SOR/97-203, s. 2
  • SOR/98-218, s. 3
  • SOR/99-264, s. 3
  • SOR/2001-51, s. 4
  • SOR/2003-176, s. 3
  • SOR/2005-269, ss. 3, 52
  • SOR/2008-322, s. 4
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