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Yukon Territory Fishery Regulations (C.R.C., c. 854)

Regulations are current to 2020-06-28 and last amended on 2011-09-22. Previous Versions


  •  (1) Subject to these Regulations, no person shall

    • (a) molest, injure or kill any fish;

    • (b) trap or pen fish in their spawning grounds or in any river or stream leading thereto;

    • (c) use torches or artificial lights to attract fish;

    • (d) catch or attempt to catch fish by snagging or with snares or set lines;

    • (e) use firearms to kill or injure finfish;

    • (f) [Repealed, SOR/93-60, s. 8]

    • (g) use a dip net except when landing a fish caught by angling;

    • (h) [Repealed, SOR/93-60, s. 8]

    • (i) use a gaff or a spear while fishing; or

    • (j) use a gill net that contains monofilament in its web while fishing.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (2.1), no person shall, in any waters, catch and retain

    • (a) whitefish, cisco, lake trout or inconnu from September 1st to October 31st in any year; or

    • (b) grayling from May 1st to June 15th in any year.

  • (2.1) Subsection (2) does not apply to a person who

    • (a) holds an angling licence;

    • (b) is fishing under the authority of a licence issued under the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations;

    • (c) holds any other licence listed in subsection 4(3) if the licence specifies any fish referred to in subsection (2) that may be caught and retained during the applicable period set out in subsection (2); or

    • (d) is a beneficiary who is fishing for subsistence usage within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.

  • (3) No person shall

    • (a) bring into the Yukon Territory for use as bait any live fish, salamander or other aquatic organism;

    • (b) release into any waters of the Yukon Territory any live fish unless that fish is released

    • (c) release into any waters of the Yukon Territory any live salamander or other live aquatic organism, that is not a fish, unless that salamander or other aquatic organism was taken from waters of the Yukon Territory;

    • (d) possess any live fish for use as bait in the Yukon Territory; or

    • (e) use any live fish as bait in the Yukon Territory.

  • (4) to (6) [Repealed, SOR/93-60, s. 8]

  • SOR/82-875, s. 8
  • SOR/87-439, s. 7
  • SOR/89-155, s. 6
  • SOR/92-444, s. 4
  • SOR/93-60, s. 8
  • SOR/93-339, s. 4
  • SOR/94-269, s. 6
  • SOR/99-98, s. 5

Prescribed Ticketable Offences

 The contravention of any provision of these Regulations as set out in column I of an item of Schedule VII is an offence to which section 79.7 of the Fisheries Act applies and which may be described in tickets in a manner set out in column II of that item.

  • SOR/99-98, s. 6


 Where proceedings are commenced under section 79.7 of the Fisheries Act, the amount of the fine for the offence described in column II of an item of Schedule VII is the amount set out in column III of that item.

  • SOR/99-98, s. 6
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