Ontario Fishery Regulations, 2007
39 (1) Unless the fish is being prepared for immediate consumption, no person shall skin, cut or pack any fish caught by sport fishing in such a manner that the species cannot easily be identified or the number cannot easily be counted.
(2) No person shall possess a fish that is skinned, cut or packed in contravention of subsection (1).
(3) A person who is in possession of a fish caught by sport fishing for which there is an applicable size limit shall keep the fish in a manner that allows the size to be easily measured, unless the fish
(a) is being prepared for immediate consumption;
(b) is prepared at an overnight accommodation for storage;
(c) is being transported by the person on the water from a temporary overnight accommodation and that person is not sport fishing; or
(d) is being transported overland.
(4) Subsection (3) does not apply to a person who possesses
(a) fish from which samples have been collected for scientific purposes by an employee authorized by the provincial Minister or a person who possesses fish under a Licence to Collect Fish for Scientific Purposes issued under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, Statutes of Ontario, 1997, c. 41; and
(b) documentation given by the person or employee containing information on the samples and their collection including the original length or weight of the fish.
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