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Fishery (General) Regulations (SOR/93-53)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2018-05-30. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE I(Paragraph 31(2)(b) and subsection 31(3))Topside Chafers

Regular Topside Chafer

  • 1 A rectangular piece of netting that

    • a) is at least 1 ½ times the width of the area of the cod-end that is covered, where the width is measured at right angles to the long axis of the cod-end;

    • b) has a mesh size that is not less than the mesh size of the cod-end; and

    • c) is fastened to the cod-end only along the forward and lateral edges of the netting in a manner that will permit it to extend

      • (i) where a splitting strap is used, over not more of the cod-end than that part between the fourth mesh forward of the cod line mesh and the fourth mesh forward of the splitting strap, and

      • (ii) where a splitting strap is not used, over not more than one-third of the cod-end, measured from not less than the fourth mesh forward of the cod line mesh.

Modified Polish Topside Chafer

  • 2 A rectangular piece of netting that

    • a) is made of twine of the same material and size as that of the cod-end, or of any single, thick, knotless twine material;

    • b) has a mesh size that is twice as large as the mesh size of the cod-end;

    • c) is attached to the rear portion of the topside of the cod-end; and

    • d) is fastened to the cod-end along the forward, lateral and rear edges of the netting in a manner that will cause each mesh to exactly overlie four meshes of the cod-end over which it extends.

Multiple Flap-Type Topside Chafer

  • 3 A series of pieces of netting where

    • a) the aggregate length extends less than two-thirds of the length of the cod-end; and

    • b) each piece of netting

      • (i) is attached to the topside of the cod-end so that it overlaps the piece of netting immediately to its rear, if any,

      • (ii) has a mesh size that is not less than the mesh size of the cod-end,

      • (iii) is at least as wide as the cod-end, where the width is measured at right angles to the cod-end,

      • (iv) is not more than 10 meshes long, and

      • (v) is fastened by its forward edge only across the cod-end at right angles to its long axis.

 
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