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

Regulations are current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2019-05-10. Previous Versions

PART VISalmon (continued)

Salmon Size Limits

  •  (1) No person who is trolling for salmon shall catch and retain a coho salmon that is less than

    • (a) 30 cm in length, measured from the tip of the nose to the fork of the tail; or

    • (b) where the head has been removed, 26 cm in length, measured along the shortest length of the body to the fork of the tail.

  • (2) No person who is trolling for salmon shall

    • (a) in any area seaward of the surfline or in any of Areas 1 to 12 or 19 to 27, catch and retain a chinook salmon that is less than

      • (i) 67 cm in length, measured from the tip of the nose to the fork of the tail, or

      • (ii) where the head has been removed, 56 cm in length, measured along the shortest length of the body to the fork of the tail; or

    • (b) in any of Areas 13 to 18, 28 or 29, catch and retain a chinook salmon that is less than

      • (i) 62 cm in length, measured from the tip of the nose to the fork of the tail, or

      • (ii) where the head has been removed, 51 cm in length, measured along the shortest length of the body to the fork of the tail.

Salmon Trolling

  •  (1) [Repealed, SOR/99-296, s. 15]

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/96-330, s. 3]

  • (3) and (4) [Repealed, SOR/99-296, s. 15]

  • (5) No person shall, while trolling in an area in which trolling for a species of salmon is prohibited, have on board a vessel any salmon of that species.

  • SOR/96-330, s. 3
  • SOR/99-296, s. 15

Salmon Gill Nets

  •  (1) No person shall fish for salmon in the waters set out in column I of an item of the table to this section during the close time set out in column II of that item from a vessel where the aggregate length of gill net on the drum or drums of the vessel and in the water is greater than the net length set out in column III of that item.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
    WatersClose TimeNet Length
    1Stikine RiverAll Year135 m
    2Subarea 23-1
    • (a) Aug. 14 to Sept. 30

    • (b) Oct. 1 to Aug. 13

    3Area 22
    • (a) Jan. 1 to Sept. 30

    • (b) Oct. 1 to Dec. 31

    4Area 20All Year550 m
    5Any waters not referred to in items 1 to 4All Year375 m
  • (2) No person who is fishing for salmon shall

    • (a) set a gill net in the water and leave it unattended; or

    • (b) use an anchored gill net in any waters except those of Subarea 10-11 or the Taku or Stikine Rivers.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/97-365, s. 1]

  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/94-391, s. 4]

  • SOR/94-391, s. 4
  • SOR/97-365, s. 1

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
 
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