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Foreign Vessel Fishing Regulations (C.R.C., c. 815)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2017-04-13. Previous Versions

PART IIPacific Coast (continued)

Close Time

 No person who is on board a foreign fishing vessel of a flag state set out in column I of an item of Schedule VII shall fish for the species of fish set out in column II of that item in the stock area set out in column III of that item during the close time set out in column V of that item.

  • SOR/82-771, s. 8
  • SOR/93-62, s. 9

 [Revoked, SOR/82-771, s. 8]

Incidental Catch Limits

 Where a person is fishing for Pacific hake in sub-zone 5-1 or 5-2, he shall not catch and retain an incidental catch of a species of fish other than Pacific hake that exceeds 20 per cent of the weight of the Pacific hake on board the vessel or that exceeds:

  • (a) in respect of walleye pollock, 10 per cent,

  • (b) in respect of rockfish, two per cent,

  • (c) in respect of Pacific cod and ling cod in the aggregate, one per cent, or

  • (d) in respect of sablefish, one per cent,

of the said weight.

  • SOR/82-771, s. 9
  • SOR/87-185, s. 5

 [Revoked, SOR/82-771, s. 9]

Gear Restrictions

  •  (1) No person on board or operating from a foreign fishing vessel of a flag state set out in Column I of an item of Schedule VII shall fish for a species of fish set out in Column II of that item in a stock area set out in Column III of that item except with the gear type set out in Column IV of that item.

  • (2) No person shall fish for, or catch and retain, Pacific hake by means of a trawl net that has a mesh size

    • (a) greater than 100 mm or less than 76 mm in the cod-end; or

    • (b) less than 89 mm in any part of the net that is not the cod-end.

  • (3) No person fishing for a species of fish other than Pacific hake shall use a trawl net that has a mesh size of less than 89 mm.

  • SOR/82-771, s. 10
  • SOR/87-185, s. 6
  • SOR/93-62, s. 10(F)

PART IIIEnforcement

Powers of Fishery Officers

 [Revoked, SOR/93-62, s. 11]

Seals and Certificates

  •  (1) A fishery officer may

    • (a) place a numbered identification mark or seal on any equipment or gear that he has inspected on board a foreign fishing vessel; and

    • (b) where he is of the opinion that equipment or gear on board a foreign fishing vessel that he has inspected is in compliance with these Regulations, issue a certificate of inspection to the master of the vessel setting out

      • (i) the date of the inspection, and

      • (ii) a description of the equipment or gear he has inspected.

  • (2) Where a fishery officer has placed a mark or seal on any equipment or gear in accordance with subsection (1), that mark or seal shall not be removed, altered or tampered with by any person other than a fishery officer while the foreign fishing vessel is in Canadian fisheries waters.

  • SOR/93-62, ss. 20(F), 21(F)

 [Revoked, SOR/93-62, s. 12]

PART IVGeneral

Avoidance of Set Gear

  •  (1) The master of a foreign fishing vessel in Canadian fisheries waters shall ensure at all times that there is maintained a distance of at least 1/2 nautical mile between his vessel and any equipment and gear attached thereto and any set fishing gear that has been marked so as to be visible to persons on board vessels navigating in the vicinity.

  • (2) For the purposes of this section, set, in respect of fishing gear, means that the fishing gear has been placed in the sea in such manner that

    • (a) each end of the gear is anchored in the sea;

    • (b) one end of the gear is anchored in the sea and the other end of the gear is attached to a fishing vessel;

    • (c) the gear is drifting in the sea; or

    • (d) one end of the gear is drifting free in the sea while the other end of the gear is attached to a fishing vessel.

  • SOR/93-62, s. 20(F)

 [Revoked, SOR/93-62, s. 13]

 
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