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Contraventions Regulations (SOR/96-313)

Regulations are current to 2024-02-06 and last amended on 2023-12-08. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE III.01(Sections 1 to 4)Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994

PART I

Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemProvision of Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994Short-Form DescriptionFine ($)
15(a)
  • (a) Unlawfully possess a migratory bird

200 plus 50 per additional bird
  • (b) Unlawfully possess a migratory bird’s nest

200 plus 50 per additional nest
25(b)
  • (a) Unlawfully buy a migratory bird

300 plus 50 per additional bird
  • (b) Unlawfully sell a migratory bird

300 plus 50 per additional bird
  • (c) Unlawfully exchange a migratory bird

300 plus 50 per additional bird
  • (d) Unlawfully give a migratory bird

300 plus 50 per additional bird
  • (e) Unlawfully make a migratory bird the subject of a commercial transaction

300 plus 50 per additional bird
  • (f) Unlawfully buy a migratory bird’s nest

300 plus 50 per additional nest
  • (g) Unlawfully sell a migratory bird’s nest

300 plus 50 per additional nest
  • (h) Unlawfully exchange a migratory bird’s nest

300 plus 50 per additional nest
  • (i) Unlawfully give a migratory bird’s nest

300 plus 50 per additional nest
  • (j) Unlawfully make a migratory bird’s nest the subject of a commercial transaction

300 plus 50 per additional nest
36(6)
  • (a) Knowingly make a false statement to a game officer

300
  • (b) Knowingly make a misleading statement to a game officer

300
  • (c) Wilfully obstruct a game officer

300

PART II

Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemProvision of Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022Short-Form DescriptionFine ($)
15(1)(a)Unlawfully capturing, killing, taking, injuring or harassing a migratory bird, or attempting to do so400 per bird
25(1)(b)Unlawfully destroying, taking or disturbing a migratory bird egg250 per egg
35(1)(c)Unlawfully damaging, destroying, removing or disturbing a nest, nest shelter, eider duck shelter or duck box250 per nest, shelter or box
46(1)Depositing bait in a specified area within the specified period250
56(5)Failure to post a sign at the place where bait is deposited150
67(1)Entering a lure crop area or lure station area without authorization150
77(2)Hunting in a lure crop area or a lure station area that is closed250
88(1)Destroying, damaging, altering or removing a sign related to prohibited activities150
98(2)Destroying, damaging, altering or removing a sign related to bait150
109Introducing into Canada a non-indigenous species without the specified consent1000
1110(2)Possessing, for the purpose of shipping, a migratory bird or a nest with non-compliant packaging150
1217Failure to submit the report within the required time150
1319(6)(a)Hunting during closed season250
1419(6)(b)Killing or taking migratory game birds or murres in excess of the daily bag limit250 plus 50 per additional bird
1519(6)(c)Possessing migratory game birds or murres in excess of the possession limit250 plus 50 per additional bird
1619(7)Hunting where hunting has been prohibited250
1722(3)Failure to preserve a migratory game bird before giving it to the holder of a charity permit150
1827(1)Unauthorized hunting250 per bird
1928(1)Hunting in a specified area during a closed season250 per bird
2028(2)Hunting during an open season except on specified land200
2128(3)(a)Hunting north of 60° north latitude during the prohibited time250
2228(3)(b)Hunting south of 60° north latitude during the prohibited time250
2331(1)Hunting under a permit without a conservation stamp150
2432(2)Hunting without a specified accompanying individual100
2532(3)Accompanying more than two minors150
2634(1)Failure to have the hunting permit on one’s person250
2734(2)Failure to show the hunting permit to the game officer250
2836(1)Hunting within 400 m of bait250
2937(1)(a)Hunting with an unauthorized bow250
3037(1)(b)Hunting with an unauthorized crossbow250
3137(1)(c)Hunting with an unauthorized shotgun250
3237(2)(a)Possessing a shotgun holding more than three cartridges in a hunting area250
3337(2)(b)Possessing a detachable magazine capable of holding more than two cartridges in a hunting area250
3437(3)(a)Possessing more than one shotgun in a hunting area250
3537(3)(b)Possessing an unauthorized shotgun in a hunting area250
3637(4)Hunting with a shotgun loaded with a cartridge containing a single projectile250
3738(1)Hunting while possessing toxic shot in the hunting area or using toxic shot500
3839(1)Hunting using live birds or electronic bird calls250
3940(1)Hunting from or using an aircraft or motorized land vehicle250
4041(1)Hunting from or using a moving boat equipped with a motor or sail250
4142(1)Hunting without adequate means of retrieval250
4242(2)Failure to retrieve a migratory game bird as soon as circumstances permit250
4342(3)Failure to kill and retrieve a wounded migratory bird in the specified manner250
4443(1)Killing or taking migratory game birds in excess of daily bag limit250 plus 50 per additional bird
4544Hunting after the daily bag limit has been reached250 plus 50 per additional bird
4646(1)Possessing a number of migratory game birds in excess of the possession limit250 plus 50 per additional bird
4746(2)Possessing a number of murres in excess of the possession limit250 plus 50 per additional murre
4848(2)Temporarily possessing a migratory game bird for taxidermy for profit without a permit400
4950(1)Allowing a migratory game bird that is not labeled or preserved to enter the possession of another person250
5050(2)Possessing a migratory game bird taken by another person without a label250
5151(1)Possessing more than 200 migratory game birds250 plus 50 per additional bird
5251(2)Possessing a migratory game bird that is of a species at risk500 per bird
5351(3)Failure to store migratory game birds in the specified location150
5451(5)Failure to keep the specified records of dead migratory game birds150
5552(1)Possessing or transporting a migratory game bird without a fully feathered wing or head attached150
5652(2)Failure to store migratory game birds in the specified manner250 per bird
5754(2)Failure to preserve a migratory game bird before giving it to the holder of a charity permit150
5855(1)Allowing the meat of a migratory game bird to be abandoned or to become inedible250
5965(4)Failure to carry the written nomination on one’s person150
6065(5)(a)Failure to return a cancelled or expired permit150
6165(5)(b)Failure to report required information150
6266(1)Possessing a migratory bird without a fully feathered wing or head attached150
6366(2)Failure to store migratory birds in the specified manner150
6467(2)Failure to preserve a migratory game bird before giving it to the holder of a charity permit150
6568(1)Giving a migratory bird that is not labelled or preserved150
6668(2)Possessing a migratory bird that is not labelled or preserved150
6769(1)(a)Shooting migratory birds elsewhere than on or over specified fields250
6869(1)(b)Discharging firearms within 50 m of a body of water250
6969(1)(c)Using decoys or bird calls250
7069(1)(d)Using blinds or other concealment250
7172(2)Possessing birds for a purpose other than disposing of them150
7273Using or possessing toxic shot for the purpose of scaring or killing birds500
7375(5)(a)Failure to have the scientific permit on one’s person150
7475(5)(b)Failure to show the scientific permit150
7575(6)(a)Failure to have a copy of the scientific permit on one’s person150
7675(6)(b)Failure to show the copy of the scientific permit150
7775(7)(a)Failure to record the specified information200
7875(7)(b)Failure to record the information required by the Minister150
7975(8)Failure to submit the specified report to the Minister200
8075(9)Failure to dispose of a bird in accordance with the conditions of the permit250
8176(3)Killing migratory birds possessed under an aviculture permit by shooting them400 per bird
8276(4)Releasing into the wild a migratory bird possessed under an aviculture permit without authorization1000
8376(6)Failure to deposit the bait in the specified location250
8476(7)(a)Failure to keep the specified records250
8576(7)(b)Failure to submit the specified report within the required time250
8678Receiving or accepting a migratory bird for mounting without the written statement250
8779(1)Failure to keep the specified records250
8879(2)Failure to submit the annual report or any other report required by the Minister250
8981Failure to leave sufficient eiderdown in a nest1000
9082(4)(a)Failure to keep the specified records150
9182(4)(b)Failure to maintain the specified records during the specified period150

PART III

Migratory Birds Sanctuary Regulations

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemProvision of Migratory Birds Sanctuary RegulationsShort-Form DescriptionFine ($)
13(2)(a)Hunt migratory birds without permit150
23(2)(b)
  • (a) Disturb nest of migratory bird without permit

150
  • (b) Destroy nest of migratory bird without permit

150
  • (c) Take nest of migratory bird without permit

150
33(2)(c)
  • (a) Possess live migratory bird without permit

150
  • (b) Possess carcass of migratory bird without permit

150
  • (c) Possess skin of migratory bird without permit

150
  • (d) Possess nest of migratory bird without permit

150
  • (e) Possess egg of migratory bird without permit

150
44(1)(a)Possess a firearm300
54(1)(b)Unlawfully possess hunting appliance300
65(1)
  • (a) Permit dog to run at large

200
  • (b) Permit cat to run at large

200
76
  • (a) Climb cliff on north or east side of Bonaventure Island during May to August inclusive

200
  • (b) Attempt to climb cliff on north or east side of Bonaventure Island during May to August inclusive

200
  • (c) Climb cliff on north or east side of Percé Rock during May to August inclusive

200
  • (d) Attempt to climb cliff on north or east side of Percé Rock during May to August inclusive

200
88Use, without permit, boat or other floating device equipped with means of propulsion other than sails or oars in Vaseux Lake Bird Sanctuary200
99(2)Fail to furnish requested information to Minister100
1010(1)
  • (a) Unlawfully carry on activity harmful to migratory birds

200
  • (b) Unlawfully carry on activity harmful to the eggs of migratory birds

200
  • (c) Unlawfully carry on activity harmful to the nests of migratory birds

200
  • (d) Unlawfully carry on activity harmful to the habitat of migratory birds

200
 

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