Saskatchewan Fishery Regulations, 1995 (SOR/95-233)

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Saskatchewan Fishery Regulations, 1995

SOR/95-233

FISHERIES ACT

Registration 1995-05-09

Saskatchewan Fishery Regulations, 1995

P.C. 1995-755 1995-05-09

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, pursuant to section 43Footnote * of the Fisheries Act, is pleased hereby to repeal the Saskatchewan Fishery Regulations, made by Order in Council P.C. 1979-1681 of June 21, 1979Footnote **, and to make the annexed Regulations respecting fishing in the Province of Saskatchewan, 1995, in substitution therefor.

 [Repealed, SOR/2017-58, s. 32]

Interpretation

 In these Regulations,

Director

Director means the Director of Fisheries Administration designated by the provincial Minister; (directeur)

Indian

Indian means an Indian within the terms of paragraph 12 of the Memorandum of Agreement, known as the Saskatchewan Natural Resources Transfer Agreement, being the agreement entered into between Canada and Saskatchewan on March 20, 1930 and confirmed by the Constitution Act, 1930, 20-21 Geo. V, c. 26 (U.K.); (Indien)

Province

Province means the Province of Saskatchewan; (province)

provincial Minister

provincial Minister means the Minister of the Government of the Province responsible for the administration of The Fisheries Act (Saskatchewan), 1994. (ministre provincial)

Application

 These Regulations apply in respect of fishing in all waters within the Province other than waters to which the National Parks Fishing Regulations apply.

Licence to Fish

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), no person shall fish except under the authority of a licence issued under subsection (2) or under The Fisheries Act (Saskatchewan), 1994.

  • (2) The provincial Minister may issue a licence to an Indian to engage in fishing solely for the purpose of catching fish for food for their personal use or for the use of the Indian’s immediate family.

  • (3) An Indian may, without a licence, fish by means of a spear, by bow and arrow or by angling, solely for the purpose of catching fish for food for their personal use or for the use of the Indian’s immediate family.

  • (4) There is no fee for a licence issued under subsection (2).

  • SOR/2012-32, s. 1

Purchase, Sale, Trade and Barter Prohibited

 No person shall buy, sell, trade or barter any fish taken under the authority of a licence issued under subsection 4(2) or under the authority of subsection 4(3).

Conditions of Licences

  •  (1) For the proper management and control of fisheries and the conservation and protection of fish, the provincial Minister may specify in a licence any condition that is not inconsistent with these Regulations respecting any of the matters set out in paragraphs 22(1)(a) to (z.1) of the Fishery (General) Regulations.

  • (2) No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.

  • SOR/2012-32, s. 2

Close Times

  •  (1) No person shall fish for or catch and retain any species of fish in the waters set out in column 1 of the schedule during a close time set out in column 2.

  • (2) No person shall fish for or catch and retain any species of fish in all waters of

    • (a) Chopper Lake at approximately 54°13′ N 104°42′ W;

    • (b) Jans Bay at approximately 55°10′ N 108°08′ W, Wepooskow Bay at approximately 55°12′ N 108°07′ W, and Wepooskow Narrows of Canoe Lake at approximately 55°10′ N 108°09′ W, all lying within Townships 71 and 72, Range 14, all west of the Third Meridian, and including all waters of Canoe Lake lying within a radius of 2.4 km from the intersection of the centre-line of Wepooskow Narrows with the easterly bank of Canoe Lake at approximately 55°10′30″ N 108°08′50″ W;

    • (c) Keeley River lying between its intersections with 55°00′ N and with Jans Bay of Canoe Lake at approximately 55°10′ N 108°08′ W;

    • (d) Indian Bay of Chitek Lake, lying east of a straight line drawn from a point of land at approximately 53°43′02″ N 107°46′26″ W, and extending to approximately 53°43′09″ N 107°46′26″ W; and

    • (e) Parkbeg Reservoir at approximately 50°27′ N 106°16′ W.

  • SOR/2011-194, s. 22
  •  (1) The provincial Minister or the Director may, by order, vary any close time fixed pursuant to section 7, in respect of any portion of the waters within the Province.

  • (2) Where a variation order is made under subsection (1), notice of the variation shall be given to the persons affected or likely to be affected by the variation by one or more of the following methods:

    • (a) by notice published in the Saskatchewan Gazette;

    • (b) by notice published in a newspaper that is circulated in the vicinity of the area affected by the variation;

    • (c) by notice posted in the area or in the vicinity of the area affected by the variation;

    • (d) by notice transmitted by electronic means to those persons; and

    • (e) by notice given orally to those persons by a fishery officer.

Licence to Release Fish

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall, unless authorized to do so under a licence, release live fish into any waters within the Province.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of any fish that is immediately returned to the waters in which it was caught.

  • (3) The provincial Minister may issue a licence authorizing the release of live fish into waters within the Province if

    • (a) the release of the fish would be in keeping with the proper management and control of fisheries;

    • (b) the fish do not have any disease or disease agent that may be harmful to the protection and conservation of fish; and

    • (c) the release of the fish will not have an adverse effect on the stock size of fish, or the genetic characteristics of fish or fish stocks.

  • (4) There is no fee for a licence issued under subsection (3).

SCHEDULE(Section 7)

Close Times

ItemColumn 1Column 2
WatersClose Times
1All waters of the Ballantyne River and all waters of Ballantyne Bay of Deschambault Lake, at approximately 54°40′ N 103°33′ W, lying south of 54°37′30″ N and west of 103°40′ W.March 1 to June 15
2Chachukew Lake, at approximately 55°12′40″ N, 103°02′ W, including Medicine Rapids, lying west of UTM Z13 625560.March 1 to May 31
3All portions of Corneille Lake, including Carter Bay, lying west of UTM Z13 648000 at approximately 54°56′45″ N 102°42′37″ W.March 1 to May 31
4All waters of the Fisher Creek, at approximately 54°44′ N 103°26′ W, and all waters of Fisher Bay of Deschambault Lake lying east of a line drawn south from a point of land on the north shore of the bay at approximately 54°45′ N 103°29′ W, to a point of land on the south shore of the bay, at approximately 54°44′ N 103°29′ W.March 1 to June 15
5The portion of Iskwatam Lake, at approximately 55°34′ N 103°04′ W, lying south and east of a straight line extending from a point of land at approximately 55°33′45″ N 103°08′48″ W to a point of land at approximately 55°33′24″ N 103°08′00″ W, up to and including its juncture with Pow Lake.March 1 to May 31
6The portion of Jan Lake, at approximately 54°56′ N 102°55′ W, lying north of a straight line connecting a point of land at approximately 54°58′03″ N 102°52′54″ W with a point of land at approximately 54°57′48″ N 102°52′39″ W.March 1 to May 31
7All waters of Kisis Channel at approximately 55°51′ N 108°28′ W.March 1 to June 30
8All waters of the McCusker River at approximately 55°32′ N 108°39′ W, of Niska Lake at approximately 55°35′ N 108°38′ W or Niska Channel at approximately 55°40′ N 108°39′ W, and Peter Pond Lake lying north of the north boundary of Township 74, in Range 18, west of the Third Meridian and south of a straight line joining the western extremity of a jut of land on the eastern bank of Niska Channel, at approximately 55°42′33″ N and 108°37′35″ W, with the eastern extremity of a jut of land on the western bank of Niska Channel, at approximately 55°43′04″ N 108°38′14″ W.March 1 to June 30
9All waters of Muskike Lake at approximately 55°14′ N 103°04′ W.March 1 to May 31
10All waters of the Oskikebuk River south of approximately 54°50′39″ N 103°51′30″ W, extending to and including waters west of approximately 103°44′29″ W on the West Arm of Deschambault Lake.March 1 to June 15
11All waters of Palf Creek, at approximately 55°01′ N 103°26′ W, and all waters of Hidden Bay lying north of the narrows of the bay at approximately 54°56′ N 103°24′ W.March 1 to June 15
12All portions of Peter Pond Lake, including Vee Bay, lying between a straight line extending from the southernmost point of Fleury Point, at approximately 55°49′42″ N 108°37′45″ W, and extending westerly to the point of land at approximately 55°49′27″ N 108°40′12″ W, and a line extending from the point of land on Sandy Point at approximately 55°51′15″ N 108°40′54″ W, and extending westerly to a point of land at approximately 55°51′18″ N 108°43′00″ W.March 1 to June 30
13All waters of Pow Lake at approximately 55°33′ N 103°10′ W, including the segment of unnamed river lying between Pow Lake and Iskwatam Lake.March 1 to May 31
14All waters of the Puskwakau River at approximately 54°33′ N 103°34′ W, and all waters of Ballantyne Bay of Deschambault Lake lying south of a straight line drawn westerly from a jut of land on the eastern shore of the bay, at approximately 54°34′ N 103°31′ W, to the southern extremity of Williams Island, at approximately 54°34′ N 103°33′ W, to the eastern extremity of a point of land on the western shore of the bay at approximately 54°34′ N 103°37′ W.March 1 to June 15
15All portions of Wood Lake, including Grassy Narrows, lying east of UTM Z13 612500 at approximately 55°17′ N 103°17′ W.March 1 to May 31
16All waters of Van Pattens Creek and its tributaries lying within Township 33, Range 12; Township 34, Range 11; and Township 34, Range 12, all west of the Second Meridian, including all waters of Fishing Lake, at approximately 51°51′50″ N 103°35′08″ W, within a radius of 100 m from the intersection of the centreline of Van Pattens Creek and the northerly bank of Fishing Lake.April 1 to the Friday immediately preceding Victoria Day
17All waters of Konuto Lake at approximately 54º38′ N 102º03′ W.April 1 to June 30
  • SOR/2011-194, s. 23
  • SOR/2017-58, s. 33
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