Coastal Fisheries Protection Regulations
32 (1) No fishing vessel of a participating state shall
(a) fish using a net that has meshes that do not meet the requirements of paragraph 6a of Annex XIV of the NAFO Measures;
(b) except in the circumstances set out in paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article 10 of the NAFO Measures, when fishing for a particular species of fish, have on board a net with a mesh size smaller than that authorized for that species under paragraph 1 of that Article; or
(c) except in the circumstances set out in paragraph 3 of Article 10 of the NAFO Measures, fish for a species of fish set out in paragraph 1 of that Article using a net having, in any part, meshes of a size less than that specified for that species in that paragraph 1, as measured wet after use by inserting into the meshes an appropriate gauge, described in Annex XIV of the NAFO Measures.
(2) If, by virtue of Article XII of the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, a participating state is not bound by the minimum mesh size requirement set out in paragraph 1 of Article 10 of the NAFO Measures for a particular species of fish, paragraphs (1)(b) and (c) of this section do not apply to a fishing vessel of that participating state when fishing for that species of fish.
- SOR/99-313, s. 4
- SOR/2004-110, s. 9
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