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Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993 (SOR/93-54)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-01 and last amended on 2023-06-23. Previous Versions

PART VISalmon (continued)

Salmon Purse Seines

 [Repealed, SOR/99-296, s. 16]

 [Repealed, SOR/99-296, s. 17]

  •  (1) For the purposes of this section,

    depth

    depth, in respect of a purse seine, means the sum total of the mesh sizes of all meshes in a perpendicular row of meshes from the corkline to the lead line; (chute)

    length

    length, in respect of a purse seine, means the aggregate total length of the seine corkline and any lead attached to it and includes any part of the seine corkline on the net drum of the vessel from which it is being used. (longueur)

  • (2) No person shall fish for salmon with a purse seine that

    • (a) has a mesh size of less than 70 mm;

    • (b) is less than 270 m in length; or

    • (c) is less than 20 m in depth.

  • (3) No person shall fish for salmon in any Area other than Area 20 with a purse seine that is more than

    • (a) 400 m in length; or

    • (b) 52 m in depth.

  • (4) No person shall fish for salmon in Area 20 with a purse seine that is more than

    • (a) 550 m in length; or

    • (b) 80 m in depth.

PART VIIShellfish

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-137, s. 23]

Interpretation

 For the purposes of this Part, width, in respect of a shellfish, means the maximum distance, measured in a straight line, through the greatest breadth of the shell of the shellfish.

Close Times

 No person shall fish for a species of shellfish set out in column I of an item of Schedule VII in the waters set out in column II of that item using a method set out in column III of that item during the close time set out in column IV of that item.

 [Repealed, SOR/99-296, s. 18]

Clams

  •  (1) No person shall take

    • (a) a razor clam that is less than 90 mm in width;

    • (b) a butter clam that is less than 63 mm in width; or

    • (c) a Manila or littleneck clam that is less than 38 mm in width.

  • (2) and (3) [Repealed, SOR/99-296, s. 19]

  • SOR/99-296, s. 19

Crabs

  •  (1) No person shall catch and retain

    • (a) a Dungeness crab that is less than 165 mm in width; or

    • (b) a red rock crab that is less than 115 mm in width.

  • (2) and (3) [Repealed, SOR/99-296, s. 20]

  • SOR/99-296, s. 20

 [Repealed, SOR/99-296, s. 21]

Sea Urchins

  •  (1) No person shall catch and retain a red sea urchin that is less than 100 mm in width.

  • (2) No person shall catch and retain a green sea urchin that is less than 55 mm in width.

PART VIIIMarine Plants

  •  (1) No person shall harvest marine plants except under the authority of a licence issued for that purpose by the Minister under section 45 of the Act.

  • (2) Every person to whom a licence is issued under section 45 of the Act shall

    • (a) maintain an accurate record showing the area where harvesting is carried out and the quantity of each species of marine plants harvested in that area; and

    • (b) not later than the tenth day of every month during the term of the licence, and following the termination of the licence, make a written return to the Minister showing the quantity of each species of marine plants harvested under the authority of the licence during the previous month.

PART IXHalibut

Interpretation

 For the purposes of this Part,

automated hook stripper

automated hook stripper, commonly called a crucifier, means a device through which the groundline of a longline can be passed during gear retrieval, allowing the groundline and hooks to pass freely while removing the fish; (dégorgeoir automatique)

Commission

Commission means the International Pacific Halibut Commission established under the Convention between Canada and the United States of America for the Preservation of the Halibut Fishery of the Northern Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea, signed at Ottawa on March 2, 1953, and the Protocol amending that Convention, signed at Washington D.C. on March 29, 1979. (Commission)

  • SOR/94-728, s. 1

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-137, s. 24]

Close Time

  •  (1) No person shall fish for or catch and retain halibut in any Subarea during the close time from 12:00 h October 31 to 12:00 h March 1.

  • (2) No person fishing in any Subarea during the close time set out in subsection (1) shall possess halibut.

  • SOR/94-728, s. 1

Size Limits

 No person shall catch and retain any halibut that is less than

  • (a) 81.3 cm in length, measured in a straight line from the tip of the lower jaw with the mouth closed and passing over the pectoral fin to the extreme end of the middle of the tail; or

  • (b) where the head has been removed, 61 cm in length, measured in a straight line from the base of the pectoral fin at its most anterior point to the extreme end of the middle of the tail.

  • SOR/94-728, s. 1

Gear Restrictions

  •  (1) No person shall fish for or catch and retain halibut with any gear other than hook and line or trap.

  • (2) No person shall possess halibut on board a vessel that is being used to fish with or is carrying a trawl net.

  • (3) No person shall fish for halibut from a vessel that is equipped with or has on board an automated hook stripper.

  • (4) No person shall possess halibut on a vessel that is equipped with or has on board an automated hook stripper.

  • SOR/94-728, s. 1
  • SOR/2008-280, s. 1

Retention of Tagged Halibut

 Notwithstanding anything in these Regulations or the Fishery (General) Regulations, where a person at any time catches a halibut that bears a tag affixed by the Commission, the person may retain the halibut, if at the time of the landing of the halibut the person reports the landing to a fishery officer or a representative of the Commission and makes the halibut, with the tag still affixed, available for examination by a fishery officer or a representative of the Commission.

  • SOR/94-728, s. 1
 

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