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Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985 (SOR/86-21)

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Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985

SOR/86-21

FISHERIES ACT

Registration 1985-12-19

Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985

P.C. 1985-3662 1985-12-19

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, pursuant to sections 8, 34Footnote *, 34.3Footnote **, 51Footnote *** and 69Footnote **** of the Fisheries Act, is pleased hereby to revoke the Atlantic Coast Marine Plant Regulations, C.R.C., c. 805; the Atlantic Crab Fishery Regulations, C.R.C., c. 806; the Atlantic Fishery Regulations, C.R.C., c. 807; the Atlantic Fishing Registration and Licensing Regulations, C.R.C., c. 808; the Atlantic Herring Fishery Regulations made by P.C. 1983-23 of 13 January, 1983Footnote *****; the Fishing Gear Marking Regulations, C.R.C., c. 813; and the Lobster Fishery Regulations, C.R.C., c. 817, and to make the annexed Regulations respecting the management and allocation of fishery resources on the Atlantic coast of Canada, in substitution therefor, effective January 8, 1986.

 [Repealed, SOR/2017-58, s. 10]

Interpretation

  •  (1) In these Regulations,

    Act

    Act means the Fisheries Act; (Loi)

    Capelin Fishing Area

    Capelin Fishing Area means a Capelin Fishing Area illustrated and enumerated in Schedule IV; (zone de pêche du capelan)

    Class A vessel

    Class A vessel[Repealed, SOR/88-141, s. 1]

    Class A-1 vessel

    Class A-1 vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class A-2 vessel

    Class A-2 vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class B vessel

    Class B vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class C vessel

    Class C vessel[Repealed, SOR/88-141, s. 1]

    Class C-1 vessel

    Class C-1 vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class C-2 vessel

    Class C-2 vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class D vessel

    Class D vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class E vessel

    Class E vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class F vessel

    Class F vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class G vessel

    Class G vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class H vessel

    Class H vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class I vessel

    Class I vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class J vessel

    Class J vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class K vessel

    Class K vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class L vessel

    Class L vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class M vessel

    Class M vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class N vessel

    Class N vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class O vessel

    Class O vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class P vessel

    Class P vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class Q vessel

    Class Q vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class R vessel

    Class R vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class S vessel

    Class S vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class Sc-1 vessel

    Class Sc-1 vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class Sc-2 vessel

    Class Sc-2 vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class Sc-3 vessel

    Class Sc-3 vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class Sc-4 vessel

    Class Sc-4 vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class Sc-5 vessel

    Class Sc-5 vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class Sc-6 vessel

    Class Sc-6 vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class Sc-7 vessel

    Class Sc-7 vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class Sc-8 vessel

    Class Sc-8 vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class Sc-9 vessel

    Class Sc-9 vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class T vessel

    Class T vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class U vessel

    Class U vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    Class V vessel

    Class V vessel[Repealed, SOR/89-584, s. 1]

    cod-end

    cod-end means a bag-like extension that is attached to the after end of the belly of an otter trawl and is used to retain the catch; (cul de chalut)

    Convention

    Convention means the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries that was ratified by Canada on November 30, 1978 and came into force on January 1, 1979; (Convention)

    Convention Area

    Convention Area means the waters of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean north of 35°00′ north latitude and west of a line extending due north from 35°00′ north latitude and 42°00′ west longitude to 59°00′ north latitude, thence due west to 44°00′ west longitude, and thence due north to the coast of Greenland, and the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Davis Strait and Baffin Bay south of 78°10′ north latitude; (zone de la Convention)

    Crab Fishing Area

    Crab Fishing Area means a Crab Fishing Area illustrated and enumerated in Schedule XI; (zone de pêche du crabe)

    day

    day means a calendar day; (jour)

    Department

    Department means the Department of Fisheries and Oceans; (ministère)

    dip net

    dip net means a bag-like net that is fixed to a frame to which a handle is attached and is used to catch fish without enmeshing them; (épuisette)

    Division

    Division means a division described in Schedule III; (division)

    drift net

    drift net means a gill net that drifts in the water whether or not it is attached to a vessel and includes a gill net that is not anchored at both ends; (filet dérivant)

    fishing trip

    fishing trip means a voyage that commences at the time a fishing vessel leaves a port to engage in fishing and terminates at the time fish caught during that period are offloaded; (expédition de pêche)

    fixed gear

    fixed gear means fishing gear other than mobile gear, angling gear, a drift net, a crab trap, a lobster trap or a dip net; (engin fixe)

    foreign fishing vessel

    foreign fishing vessel[Repealed, SOR/93-61, s. 1]

    gill net

    gill net means a net by which fish are caught by being enmeshed but that does not enclose an area of water; (filet maillant)

    groundfish

    groundfish means any species of fish set out in Part II of Schedule I; (poisson de fond)

    Herring Fishing Area

    Herring Fishing Area means a Herring Fishing Area illustrated and enumerated in Schedule VI; (zone de pêche du hareng)

    hoop net

    hoop net means a box-shaped or funnel-shaped apparatus that is constructed of netting or wire mesh fastened to a hoop or frame and that is used to catch fish without enmeshing them, and includes any fishing gear commonly referred to as a hand bow, hand trap or hand pot; (verveux)

    incidental catch

    incidental catch[Repealed, SOR/94-292, s. 1]

    length

    length, in relation to

    • (a) a herring, a mackerel or a salmon, means the distance measured in a straight line from the tip of the nose to the fork of the tail,

    • (b) a swordfish, means the distance measured in a straight line from the tip of the lower jaw to the fork of the tail,

    • (c) a clam, mussel or oyster, means the distance measured in a straight line through the longest part of the shell,

    • (d) a lobster, means the distance from the rear of either eye socket to the rear end of the carapace, measured along a straight line parallel to the centre line of the carapace of the lobster, and

    • (e) a groundfish, means the distance measured in a straight line from the tip of the nose or, if the head has been removed, from the foremost point of the fish to the fork of the tail or, if the tail has been removed, to the end of the fish; (longueur)

    licence

    licence means a licence authorizing a person to fish for the species of fish specified in the licence, to harvest the species of marine plants specified in the licence or to transport fish as specified in the licence; (permis)

    Lobster Fishing Area

    Lobster Fishing Area means a Lobster Fishing Area illustrated and enumerated in Schedule XIII; (zone de pêche du homard)

    longline

    longline means a line that has a series of fish hooks attached and is used to catch fish but does not include angling gear or hand-lines; (palangre)

    Mackerel Fishing Area

    Mackerel Fishing Area means a Mackerel Fishing Area illustrated and enumerated in Schedule IX; (zone de pêche du maquereau)

    mesh size

    mesh size means, in respect of netting

    • (a) in a crab trap, the distance measured in a straight line inside the knots forming any one side of a single mesh,

    • (b) in an otter trawl, the average size of any 20 meshes that are measured by inserting into the meshes a flat wedge-shaped gauge having a taper of 2 cm in 8 cm and a thickness of 2.3 mm with a weight of 5 kg attached, and

    • (c) in any other case, the total length of the twine measured along two contiguous sides of a single mesh, including the distance across the knot joining those sides but not including any other knots; (maillage)

    mobile gear

    mobile gear means otter trawls, purse seines and scallop drags; (engin mobile)

    monofilament

    monofilament means a single continuous filament made from polyethylene, polyvinylidene chloride or any similar type of synthetic material that has not been braided or woven; (monofilament)

    observer

    observer[Repealed, SOR/93-61, s. 1]

    otter trawl

    otter trawl means an otter or other trawl of a similar nature and includes a Danish seine, a Scottish seine and a midwater trawl; (chalut à panneaux)

    overall length

    overall length in relation to a vessel, means the horizontal distance measured between perpendicular lines drawn at the extreme ends of the outside of the main hull of the vessel; (longueur hors tout)

    recreational fishing

    recreational fishing means fishing solely for pleasure or fishing where the fish caught are solely for personal use; (pêche récréative)

    Regional Director-General

    Regional Director-General[Repealed, SOR/93-61, s. 1]

    registered

    registered means registered with the Department pursuant to section 17.1; (enregistré)

    Salmon Fishing Area

    Salmon Fishing Area means a Salmon Fishing Area illustrated and enumerated in Schedule XXI; (zone de pêche du saumon)

    scallop drag

    scallop drag means a type of scallop fishing gear towed in the sea by a vessel and that consists of a bag-like net of steel meshes and twine meshes, the closed end of the net having attached to it a dumping bar and the open end of the net being attached to a steel rectangular frame, and includes any other similar fishing gear; (drague à pétoncles)

    Scallop Fishing Area

    Scallop Fishing Area means a Scallop Fishing Area illustrated and enumerated in Schedule XV; (zone de pêche du pétoncle)

    seine

    seine means a net that hangs vertically in the water with floats attached at the top of the net and weights attached at the bottom, the ends of which are brought together or hauled ashore, and includes a bar seine, beach seine, drag seine or other similar type of net, but does not include a purse seine; (seine)

    shell height

    shell height, in relation to a scallop, means the distance from the outer edge of the shell at the midpoint of the hinge to the farthest point on the outer edge of the shell opposite to the hinge, measured in a straight line; (hauteur de la coquille)

    Shrimp Fishing Area

    Shrimp Fishing Area means a Shrimp Fishing Area illustrated and enumerated in Schedule XVII; (zone de pêche de la crevette)

    square mesh

    square mesh[Repealed, SOR/94-60, s. 1]

    Squid Fishing Area

    Squid Fishing Area means a Squid Fishing Area illustrated and enumerated in Schedule XIX; (zone de pêche du calmar)

    Subarea

    Subarea means a Subarea described in Schedule III; (sous-zone)

    Subdivision

    Subdivision means a Subdivision described in Schedule III; (sous-division)

    trap net

    trap net means a net that is set so as to enclose an area of water into which fish are guided through an opening or openings by one or more leaders; (filet-piège or trappe en filet)

    weir

    weir means an apparatus that

    • (a) is constructed of stakes attached to the seabed and held together with one or more sets of ribands,

    • (b) is surrounded by brush, twine or wire netting, and

    • (c) consists of one or more holding compartments or pounds into which fish are guided by one or more leaders; (bordigue)

    width

    width, in relation to a clam or crab, means the distance measured in a straight line through the greatest breadth of the shell. (largeur)

  • (2) A reference in these Regulations to a species or group of species of fish or marine plants by its common name as set out in an item of Schedule I shall be construed as a reference to the species or group of species whose scientific name is set out in that item.

  • (3) A reference in these Regulations to the weight of fish shall be construed as a reference to the weight of the fish in a completely unprocessed state.

  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/91-357, s. 1]

  • (5) and (6) [Repealed, SOR/93-61, s. 1]

  • (7) A reference in these Regulations to a vessel class means a vessel class identified in a licence or vessel registration card as one of vessel classes A1 to A3000, B1 to B220, C1 to C6000, D1 to D220, E to S, Sc-1 to Sc-9 and T to Z.

  • (8) In these Regulations, all geographical coordinates (latitude and longitude) are expressed in the North American Datum 1927 (NAD 27) geodetic reference system.

  • (9) In these Regulations, the lines connecting points or coordinates are rhumb lines, unless stated otherwise.

  • SOR/86-1000, s. 1
  • SOR/87-468, s. 1
  • SOR/87-672, s. 1
  • SOR/88-141, s. 1
  • SOR/89-203, s. 1
  • SOR/89-584, s. 1
  • SOR/91-76, s. 1
  • SOR/91-357, s. 1
  • SOR/91-498, s. 1
  • SOR/92-348, s. 1
  • SOR/93-61, ss. 1, 50(F), 51(F)
  • SOR/94-60, s. 1
  • SOR/94-292, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-137, s. 6
  • SOR/2008-99, s. 1
  • SOR/2017-58, s. 11
 
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