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Coastal Fisheries Protection Regulations

Version of section 46.1 from 2019-06-17 to 2024-06-19:

  •  (1) A protection officer who is acting in the performance of their duties in relation to the NAFO Convention may exercise the enforcement powers set out in the NAFO Measures in the NAFO Regulatory Area with respect to

    • (a) a foreign fishing vessel of a state party to the NAFO Convention;

    • (b) a foreign fishing vessel that is authorized to fish in that Area under an arrangement that is expressly contemplated by the NAFO Measures; or

    • (c) any other foreign fishing vessel, except a foreign fishing vessel of a state that is set out in Table III or IV to section 21, if the master of the vessel consents to the protection officer exercising those enforcement powers.

  • (2) The protection officer may exercise those enforcement powers in Canadian fisheries waters with respect to a foreign fishing vessel referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b).

  • (3) The protection officer may detain fish unloaded in port from a foreign fishing vessel referred to in paragraph (1)(a) until the officer has received, from the flag state, the form or forms set out in Annex II.L of the NAFO Measures.

  • SOR/2014-149, s. 8
  • SOR/2017-58, s. 51(F)
  • SOR/2019-218, s. 15

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