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Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations (SOR/93-55)

Regulations are current to 2020-03-05 and last amended on 2011-02-10. Previous Versions

PART XISilversides (continued)

Mesh Size

 No person shall fish for silversides with a trap net that has a mesh size of more than 65 mm.

PART XIISmallmouth Bass

Application

 This Part does not apply in respect of recreational fishing for smallmouth bass

  • (a) by angling or with set lines in the waters set out in Schedule IX during the period beginning on January 1 and ending on March 31; or

  • (b) in the waters set out in section 116.

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for smallmouth bass except by angling.

Close Times

 No person shall fish for smallmouth bass in the waters set out in column I of an item of the table to this section during the close time set out in column II of that item.

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn V
WatersClose TimeFishing QuotaMinimum LengthMaximum Length
1Inland and tidal waters of Nova Scotia.Nov. 1 to Mar. 31510 cm60 cm
2Inland and tidal waters of New Brunswick.July 1 to Sept. 15230 cm60 cm
3Inland and tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.Sept. 16 to Apr. 141023 cm60 cm
  • SOR/2001-452, s. 24

Quotas and Length Restrictions

 No person shall catch and retain in any day from the waters set out in column I of an item of the table to section 80

  • (a) more smallmouth bass than the fishing quota set out in column III of that item; or

  • (b) any smallmouth bass the length of which is less than the minimum length set out in column IV, or more than the maximum length set out in column V.

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 25

PART XIIISmelt

Application

 This Part does not apply in respect of recreational fishing for smelt

  • (a) by angling or with set lines in the waters set out in Schedule IX during the period beginning on January 1 and ending on March 31; or

  • (b) in the waters set out in section 116.

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for smelt except by angling or with a bag net, box net, dip net, gill net or spear.

 No person shall fish for smelt with a bag net, box net or gill net that has a mesh size of less than 31 mm.

 No person shall fish for smelt with a bag net or box net having a leader that is more than 31 m in length.

 No person shall fish for smelt in the inland or tidal waters of Prince Edward Island with a bag net that has a leader.

Quotas

 No person engaged in recreational fishing for smelt with a dip net, by angling, or with a spear shall catch and retain more than 60 smelt in any day.

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 26

Close Times

 No person shall fish for smelt in the waters set out in column I of an item of the table to this section by a method set out in column II of that item during the close time set out in column III of that item.

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
WatersMethodClose Time
Nova Scotia
1Tidal waters of Nova Scotia.
  • (1) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (2) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (3) June 16 to Mar. 31

  • (4) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (5) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

  • (6) June 1 to July 31

2Inland waters of Nova Scotia.
  • (1) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (2) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (3) June 16 to Mar. 31

  • (4) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (5) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (6) Oct. 1 to Mar. 31

New Brunswick
3Tidal waters of New Brunswick.
  • (1) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (2) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (3) June 1 to Mar. 31

  • (4) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (5) Dec. 30 to Dec. 31

  • (6) June 1 to July 31

4Inland waters of New Brunswick.
  • (1) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (2) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (3) June 1 to Mar. 31

  • (4) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (5) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (6) Oct. 1 to Mar. 31

Prince Edward Island
5Tidal waters of Prince Edward Island.
  • (1) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (2) Mar. 1 to Oct. 15

  • (3) June 16 to Mar. 31

  • (4) Mar. 1 to Oct. 1

  • (5) Apr. 1 to Nov. 30

  • (6) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

6Inland waters of Prince Edward Island.
  • (1) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (2) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (3) June 16 to Mar. 31

  • (4) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (5) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (6) Sept. 16 to Apr. 14

  • SOR/2001-452, s. 27
 
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