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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 II.1(Sections 1 to 4)Fisheries Act

PART 0.1

Fisheries Act

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemProvision of the Fisheries ActShort-Form DescriptionFine ($)
143.4(1)Failing to comply with any terms and conditions of a specified permission or a specified lease or licence750

PART I

Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemMaritime Provinces Fishery RegulationsShort-Form DescriptionFine ($)
14(1)
  • (a) Unlawfully fishing for any fish

200
  • (b) Unlawfully catching and retaining any fish

200
27(1)Fishing in inland waters by a prohibited method200
38Fishing in inland waters with the aid of an artificial light or light from a fire200
49
  • (a) Fishing by jigging in inland waters

500
  • (b) Assisting in fishing by jigging in inland waters

500
  • (c) Assisting in landing fish caught by jigging in inland waters

500
59.1Fishing by jigging in tidal waters of Nova Scotia during specified close time200
610Angling in inland waters without an open season being in effect for at least one species of sport fish250
711(a)Angling in inland waters with more than one fishing line200 plus 50 per line exceeding limit
811(b)Angling in inland waters with more than three hooks attached to a fishing line200 plus 50 per hook exceeding limit
911.1(a)Angling in tidal waters for sport fish with more than one fishing line200 plus 50 per line exceeding limit
1011.1(b)Angling in tidal waters for sport fish with more than three hooks attached to a fishing line200 plus 50 per hook exceeding limit
1111.2(a)Angling in tidal waters for any species of fish other than sport fish with more than five fishing lines200 plus 50 per line exceeding limit
1211.2(b)Angling in tidal waters for any species of fish other than sport fish with more than six hooks attached to a fishing line200 plus 50 per hook exceeding limit
1312(1)Angling for sport fish during the specified period200
1412(3)Angling in specified waters during the specified period200
1513
  • (a) Failing to return forthwith to the water a sport fish caught by hooking it in a part of its body other than the mouth

500
  • (b) Failing to release into the water a live sport fish in a manner that causes it the least harm

500
1614Using a gaff or spear to land a sport fish caught by angling200
1715(a)
  • (a) Angling from any bridge in Nova Scotia that spans specified waters

200
  • (b) Assisting in angling from any bridge in Nova Scotia that spans specified waters

200
1815(b)
  • (a) Angling from any bridge in New Brunswick that spans or forms the boundary of specified waters

200
  • (b) Assisting in angling from any bridge in New Brunswick that spans or forms the boundary of specified waters

200
1916(1)Angling in specified waters during specified close time250
2017(1)Possessing more salmon taken by angling than the specified yearly quota400 plus 300 per fish exceeding quota
2117(2)Possessing more than the specified daily quota of any species of fish, except for salmon, taken by recreational fishing300
2218(a)(i)
  • (a) Using as bait any live or dead bass, bullhead, sunfish, white perch, yellow perch or other spiny fin-rayed fish

200
  • (b) Possessing for use as bait any live or dead bass, bullhead, sunfish, white perch, yellow perch or other spiny fin-rayed fish

200
2318(a)(ii)
  • (a) Using as bait live or dead goldfish or other carp

200
  • (b) Possessing for use as bait live or dead goldfish or other carp

200
2418(a)(iii)
  • (a) Using as bait live or dead goldfish or other carp

200
  • (b) Possessing for use as bait live or dead chain pickerel

200
2518(b)
  • (a) Using as bait in a province any live fish that was not taken in that province

200
  • (b) Possessing for use as bait in a province any live fish that was not taken in that province

200
2619(1)
  • (a) Using any live fish as bait in the inland waters of New Brunswick

200
  • (b) Possessing any live fish for use as bait in the inland waters of New Brunswick

200
2720Fishing in the specified waters during specified close time250
2821Failing to set a gill net in a straight line200
2922Possessing, without lawful excuse, a fishing net other than a dip net500
3023(1)Possessing a jigging device or spear in inland waters or within 15 m of inland waters300
3123(2)Possessing a snare or bow and arrow in inland waters300
3224(a)Failing to remove a gill net from the water during specified weekly close time — fishing for gaspereau or shad250
3324(b)Failing to render a trap net or weir incapable of catching fish during specified weekly close time — fishing for gaspereau or shad250
3425Fishing with a weir constructed in tidal waters that goes dry at low tide200
3526(a)(i)Fishing for gaspereau in the Gaspereau River, Nova Scotia, with a dip net within 90 m of a square net200
3626(a)(ii)Fishing for gaspereau in the Gaspereau River, Nova Scotia, with a square net within 60 m of any other square net200
3726(a)(iii)Fishing for gaspereau in the Gaspereau River, Nova Scotia, with a square net within 60 m of a dam200
3826(b)(i)Fishing for smelt or tomcod in the specified waters with a bag net, trap net or gill net within 45 m of any other bag net, trap net or gill net200
3926(b)(ii)Fishing for smelt or tomcod in the specified waters with a bag net, trap net or gill net within 90 m upstream or downstream of any other bag net, trap net or gill net200
4026(c)(i)Fishing for smelt or tomcod in the Miramichi River or Miramichi Bay with a bag net, trap net or gill net within 90 m of any other bag net, trap net or gill net200
4126(c)(ii)Fishing for smelt or tomcod in the Miramichi River or Miramichi Bay with a bag net, trap net or gill net within 180 m upstream or downstream of any other bag net, trap net or gill net200
4226(d)Fishing for smelt or tomcod with a bag net, trap net or gill net within 90 m of a bridge200
4326(e)
  • (a) Fishing with fishing gear, other than angling gear, a dip net, a minnow trap or a spear, within 200 m of any fishing gear previously set

200
  • (b) Setting any fishing gear, other than angling gear, a dip net, a minnow trap or a spear, within 200 m of any fishing gear previously set

200
4427Leaving fishing gear unattended in the water for more than 72 consecutive hours250
4528(1)Placing a shack or temporary shelter on the ice over any waters in Prince Edward Island or Nova Scotia that does not have the name and address of the owner affixed to it200
4628(2)(a)Affixing to a shack or temporary shelter letters or numerals forming the owner’s name or address that are not legible200
4728(2)(b)Affixing to a shack or temporary shelter letters or numerals forming the owner’s name or address that are less than 50 mm in height200
4828(2)(c)Affixing to a shack or temporary shelter letters or numerals forming the owner’s name or address that are in a colour that does not contrast with their background200
4928(3)Placing a shack or temporary shelter on the ice before January 1 in specified waters200
5028(4)Failing to remove a shack or temporary shelter from the ice by midnight on April 2 or by the date specified by a fishery officer200
5130.1Fishing for burbot by a prohibited method200
5230.2Fishing for burbot in the specified waters during specified close time250
5330.3(a)Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more burbot than the specified quota200
5430.3(b)Catching and retaining from the specified waters a burbot less than the specified minimum length or more than the specified maximum length200
5531.1Fishing for chain pickerel by a prohibited method200
5631.2Fishing for chain pickerel in the specified waters during specified close time250
5731.3(a)Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more chain pickerel than the specified quota200
5831.3(b)Catching and retaining from the specified waters any chain pickerel less than the specified minimum length or more than the specified maximum length200
5932(1)Engaging in recreational fishing for clams in the specified waters during specified close time250
6032(2)Engaging in commercial fishing for clams in the specified waters during specified close time350
6133Catching and retaining in any day more clams of the specified species than the specified aggregate quota200 plus 1 per clam exceeding quota
6234Catching and retaining from the specified waters any clam of a specified species less than the specified minimum length200 plus 1 per clam less than minimum length
6336Fishing for eels by a prohibited method500
6437(1)Engaging in recreational fishing for eels from specified waters during specified close time250
6537(1.1)Engaging in commercial fishing for eels from specified waters during specified close time350
6637(2)(a)Failing to provide an opening in an eel trap at least 90 cm wide while fishing for eels from sunrise to sunset in the inland waters of Nova Scotia250
6737(2)(b)Failing to render a fyke net incapable of catching fish while fishing for eels from sunrise to sunset in the inland waters of Nova Scotia250
6838Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more eels than the specified quota200 plus 10 per eel exceeding quota
6938.1(1)Catching and retaining from the specified waters an eel less than the specified minimum length200 plus 10 per eel less than minimum length
7040Fishing for gaspereau by a prohibited method500
7141(1)(a)Engaging in recreational fishing for gaspereau in the specified waters during specified yearly close time250
7241(1)(b)Engaging in recreational fishing for gaspereau in the specified waters during specified weekly close time250
7341(2)(a)Engaging in commercial fishing for gaspereau in the specified waters during specified yearly close time350
7441(2)(b)Engaging in commercial fishing for gaspereau in the specified waters during specified weekly close time350
7541.1Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more gaspereau than the specified quota200 plus 10 per fish exceeding quota
7642(1)Fishing for gaspereau with a gill net that has a mesh size of more than 89 mm200
7742(2)Fishing for gaspereau in the inland or tidal waters of New Brunswick with a gill net that has a mesh size of less than 38 mm200
7843(1)Fishing for gaspereau in the inland waters of Nova Scotia by a prohibited method from sunset to sunrise250
7944(a)Fishing for gaspereau in the inland waters of any river in Nova Scotia with a square net that is more than 3.65 m2200
8044(b)
  • (a) Erecting in the inland waters of any river in Nova Scotia a square net fixture that extends more than one third of the way across the width of the river or that has an outside wall of more than 9 m in length

500
  • (b) Using in the inland waters of any river in Nova Scotia a square net fixture that extends more than one third of the way across the width of the river or that has an outside wall of more than 9 m in length

500
8145(a)Failing to remove a square net from the specified waters during specified weekly close time — fishing for gaspereau250
8245(b)Failing to provide an opening that is at least 60 cm wide and 60 cm high in the wall of the square net fixture — fishing for gaspereau in inland waters of a river in Nova Scotia500
8346Fishing for gaspereau in the inland waters of Inverness County with a trap net that is more than 15 m in length200
8447(a)Fishing for gaspereau in the Gaspereau River, Nova Scotia, with a dip net the opening of which has a circumference of more than 190 cm200
8547(b)Fishing for gaspereau in the specified section of the Gaspereau River, Nova Scotia, by a prohibited method200
8647(c)Fishing for gaspereau in the specified section of the Gaspereau River, Nova Scotia200
8747(d)Fishing for gaspereau in the specified section of the Gaspereau River, Nova Scotia200
8848Fishing for gaspereau in the specified section of the Tusket River, Nova Scotia200
8950Fishing for landlocked salmon by a prohibited method500
9051Fishing for landlocked salmon in the specified waters during specified close time250
9152(1)(a)Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more landlocked salmon than the specified quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
9252(1)(b)(i)Catching and retaining from the specified waters any landlocked salmon less than the specified minimum length200 plus 100 per fish less than minimum length
9352(1)(b)(ii)Catching and retaining from the specified waters any landlocked salmon more than the specified maximum length200 plus 100 per fish greater than maximum length
9452(2)Catching and retaining in any day from any combination of specified waters more landlocked salmon than the specified quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
9553Failing to affix a blue salmon tag in the specified manner to a landlocked salmon that is 48 cm or more in length that is caught and retained during specified period200
9653.2Fishing for muskellunge by a prohibited method200
9753.3Fishing in the specified waters for muskellunge during specified close time250
9853.4(a)Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more muskellunge than the specified quota200
9953.4(b)Catching and retaining from the specified waters muskellunge less than the specified minimum length or more than the specified maximum length200
10054Fishing for mussels by a prohibited method200
10155(1)Engaging in recreational fishing for mussels in the specified waters during specified close time250
10255(2)Engaging in commercial fishing for mussels in the specified waters during specified close time350
10355.1Catching and retaining in any day in the specified waters more mussels than the specified quota200 plus 1 per mussel exceeding quota
10456(a)Fishing for oysters by diving in a leased oyster area in the inland or tidal waters of Prince Edward Island200
10556(b)Fishing for oysters in a public oyster-fishing area by a prohibited method200
10657(a)Fishing without a licence for oysters in a specified area during specified yearly close time250
10757(b)Fishing without a licence for oysters in a specified area during specified weekly close time250
10858
  • (a) Catching and retaining an oyster that is less than the specified length

200 plus 1 per oyster less than specified length
  • (b) Possessing an oyster that is less than the specified length

200 plus 1 per oyster less than specified length
10960Fishing for salmon by a prohibited method500
11061Fishing for salmon in the specified waters during specified close time250
11162(a)Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more salmon than the specified quota400 plus 300 per fish exceeding quota
11262(b)Catching and retaining in any year from the specified waters more salmon than the specified quota400 plus 300 per fish exceeding quota
11363(a)Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more salmon than the specified quota400 plus 300 per fish exceeding quota
11463(b)Catching and retaining in any year from the specified waters more salmon than the specified quota400 plus 300 per fish exceeding quota
11563(c)Catching and retaining from the specified waters any salmon less than the specified minimum length400 plus 300 per fish less than minimum length
11664(1)(a)Continuing to angle during any day for salmon in the specified waters after having caught and retained the specified quota250
11764(1)(b)Continuing to angle during any day for salmon in the specified waters after having caught and released the specified quota250
11864(2)Continuing to angle during any year for salmon in the specified waters after having caught and retained the specified quota250
11965(1)(a)Continuing to angle during any day for salmon in the specified waters after having caught and retained the specified quota250
12065(1)(b)Continuing to angle during any day for salmon in the specified waters after having caught and released the specified quota250
12165(2)Continuing to angle during any year for salmon in the specified waters after having caught and retained the specified quota250
12267(1)Failing to forthwith securely lock or seal a salmon tag on the caught and retained salmon in accordance with the design of the tag200
12368Importing a salmon into a province without the specified tag400 plus 300 per fish not tagged
12469Having a salmon to which a blue salmon tag is affixed on board any vessel for which a registration card has been issued400
12570(1)Possessing a salmon without a salmon tag affixed400 plus 300 per fish not tagged
12672Fishing for shad by a prohibited method500
12773(1)(a)Engaging in recreational fishing for shad in the specified waters during yearly close time250
12873(1)(b)Engaging in recreational fishing for shad in the specified waters during specified weekly close time250
12973(1.1)(a)Engaging in commercial fishing for shad in the specified waters during the specified yearly close time350
13073(1.1)(b)Engaging in commercial fishing for shad in the specified waters during the specified weekly close time350
13173(2)Fishing for shad in the inland waters of Nova Scotia by a prohibited method from sunset to sunrise250
13273.1Catching and retaining in any day in the specified waters more shad than the specified quota200 plus 50 for each fish in excess of quota
13374Fishing for shad with a gill net that has a mesh size of less than 127 mm200
13475Fishing for silversides by a prohibited method500
13576Fishing for silversides by a prohibited method250
13677Fishing for silversides with a trap net that has a mesh size of more than 65 mm200
13779Fishing for smallmouth bass by a prohibited method500
13880Fishing for smallmouth bass in the specified waters during specified close time250
13981(a)Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more smallmouth bass than the specified quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
14081(b)Catching and retaining from the specified waters any smallmouth bass less than the specified minimum length or more than the specified maximum length200 plus 100 per fish less than minimum length or more than maximum length
14183Fishing for smelt by a prohibited method500
14284Fishing for smelt with gear that has a mesh size of less than 31 mm200
14385Fishing for smelt with a bag net or box net having a leader that is more than 31 m in length200
14486Fishing for smelt in the inland or tidal waters of Prince Edward Island with a bag net that has a leader200
14587Catching and retaining in any day using specified methods more smelt than the specified quota200 plus 1 per fish exceeding quota
14688Fishing for smelt in the specified waters during specified close time250
14790Fishing for striped bass by a prohibited method500
14891(a)Fishing for striped bass in specified waters during specified yearly close time250
14991(b)Fishing for striped bass in the specified waters with a bow net during the specified weekly close time250
15092Fishing for striped bass with a bow net that has a mesh size of less than 127 mm200
15193(a)Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters using specified methods more striped bass than the specified quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
15293(b)Catching and retaining from the specified waters any striped bass less than the specified minimum length or more than the specified maximum length200 plus 100 per fish less than minimum length or more than maximum length
15394Fishing for sturgeon by a prohibited method500
15495Fishing for sturgeon in the specified waters during specified close time250
15596Fishing for sturgeon with a gill net that has a mesh size of less than 330 mm200
15697
  • (a) Catching and retaining a sturgeon that is less than the specified length

200 plus 100 per fish less than specified length
  • (b) Possessing a sturgeon that is less than the specified length

200 plus 100 per fish less than specified length
15799Fishing for tomcod by a prohibited method500
158100Fishing for tomcod with gear that has a mesh size of less than 31 mm200
159101Fishing for tomcod with a bag net or box net having a leader that is more than 31 m in length200
160102Fishing for tomcod in the inland or tidal waters of Prince Edward Island with a bag net that has a leader200
161103Fishing for tomcod in the specified waters during specified close time250
162105Fishing for trout by a prohibited method500
163106Fishing for trout in the specified waters during specified close time250
164107(1)(a)Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more trout of a specified species than the specified quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
165107(1)(b)Catching and retaining from the specified waters trout of a specified species less than the specified minimum length or more than the specified maximum length200 plus 100 per fish less than minimum length or more than maximum length
166107(2)(a)Catching and retaining in any day from any combination of the specified waters more trout than the specified aggregate quota 200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
167107(2)(b)Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more trout than the specified aggregate quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
168107.11Fishing for whitefish by a prohibited method500
169107.12Fishing for whitefish in the specified waters during specified close time250
170107.13(a)Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more whitefish than the specified quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
171107.13(b)Catching and retaining from the specified waters any whitefish less than the specified minimum length or more than the specified maximum length200 plus 100 per fish less than minimum length or more than maximum length
172107.21Fishing for white perch by a prohibited method500
173107.22Fishing for white perch in the specified waters during specified close time250
174107.23(a)Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more white perch than the specified quota200
175107.23(b)Catching and retaining from the specified waters any white perch less than the specified minimum length or more than the specified maximum length200
176107.31Fishing for yellow perch by a prohibited method500
177107.32Fishing for yellow perch in the specified waters during specified close time250
178107.33(a)Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more yellow perch than the specified quota200
179107.33(b)Catching and retaining in the specified waters any yellow perch less than the specified minimum length or more than the specified maximum length200
180109Fishing other than through a man-made hole in the ice or from shore through a natural opening in the ice200
181110(1)Fishing with more than five set lines200 plus 50 per line exceeding limit
182110(2)
  • (a) Leaving set fishing lines unattended

200
  • (b) Failing to maintain an unobstructed view of set fishing lines

200
183111Fishing during the specified period250
184112Fishing in Lac Baker, Madawaska County, on the specified days250
185113Fishing during the specified period200
186114(1)(a)Catching and retaining in any day more fish of a specified species than the specified quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
187114(1)(b)Catching and retaining fish of a specified species less than the specified minimum length200 plus 100 per fish less than minimum length
188114(2)Catching and retaining in any day more sport fish and striped bass than the specified aggregate quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
189115(a)Fishing in Nictau Lake, Restigouche County, with more than one set line200 plus 50 per line exceeding limit
190115(b)Fishing in Nictau Lake, Restigouche County, using fish as bait200
191115(c)Catching and retaining in Nictau Lake, Restigouche County, any landlocked salmon less than the specified minimum length or more than specified maximum length200 plus 100 per fish less than minimum length or more than maximum length
192115(d)Catching and retaining in Nictau Lake, Restigouche County, any brook trout less than specified minimum length200 plus 100 per fish less than the minimum length
193115(e)Catching and retaining in any day in Nictau Lake, Restigouche County, more landlocked salmon than the specified quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
194115(f)Continuing to fish in Nictau Lake, Restigouche County, on any day after catching and retaining the specified quota of sport fish200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
195117(1)(a)Fishing for sport fish or whitefish by a prohibited method500
196117(1)(b)Fishing for smelt by a prohibited method500
197118(1)Fishing with more than five set lines200 plus 50 per line exceeding limit
198118(2)
  • (a) Leaving set fishing lines unattended

200
  • (b) Failing to maintain an unobstructed view of set fishing lines

200
199119(1)Fishing during the specified period250
200119(3)Fishing during the specified hours of the specified period200
201120(1)Catching and retaining in any day during the specified period more fish of a specified species than the specified quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
202120(2)Catching and retaining in any day during the specified period more sport fish than the specified aggregate quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
203120(3)Catching and retaining in any day during the specified period more fish of a specified species than the specified quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
204120(4)Catching and retaining in any day during the specified period more sport fish than the specified aggregate quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
205121Catching and retaining a fish of a specified species less than the specified minimum length200 plus 100 per fish less than minimum length

PART II

Ontario Fishery Regulations, 2007

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemProvision of the Ontario Fishery Regulations, 2007Short-Form DescriptionFine ($)
13(1)(a)Fishing without a licence125
23(1)(b)
  • (a) Shipping live fish, other than baitfish, without a licence

200
  • (b) Transporting live fish, other than baitfish, without a licence

200
  • (c) Attempting to ship live fish, other than baitfish, without a licence

200
  • (d) Attempting to transport live fish, other than baitfish, without a licence

200
33(1)(c)
  • (a) Depositing into a body of water, without a licence, live fish that were caught elsewhere

300
  • (b) Attempting to deposit into a body of water, without a licence, live fish that were caught elsewhere

250
44(2)Failing to comply with terms and conditions in a licence200
55(a)Bringing crayfish or salamanders into Ontario for use as bait250
65(b)Bringing live fish or leeches into Ontario for use as bait250
76(1)Possessing, transporting or releasing members of an invasive species without a licence250
88(1)Fishing in a fish sanctuary during close time250
99(1)(a)Fishing with a hook so as to pierce or hook a fish other than in the mouth200
109(1)(b)Fishing with a gaff200
119(1)(c)Fishing with a snare200
129(1)(d)Fishing with a snagger200
139(1)(e)Fishing with a spear gun200
1410(1)Possessing specified equipment in any waters or within 30 m of any water’s edge200
1510(2)Possessing a spear for fishing in any waters or within 30 m of any water’s edge200
1611Using an artificial light to attract fish200
1715
  • (a) Angling for fish during close time

200
  • (b) Catching by angling and retaining fish during close time

200 plus 50 per fish
1816(a)
  • (a) Catching and retaining more than sport fishing licence specified quota of fish

100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
  • (b) Possessing more than sport fishing licence specified quota of fish

100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
  • (c) Catching and retaining fish of a prohibited size under a sport fishing licence

100 plus 50 per fish
  • (d) Possessing fish of a prohibited size under a sport fishing licence

100 plus 50 per fish
1916(b)
  • (a) Catching and retaining more than conservation fishing licence specified quota of fish

100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
  • (b) Possessing more than conservation fishing licence specified quota of fish

100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
  • (c) Catching and retaining fish of a prohibited size under a conservation fishing licence

100 plus 50 per fish
  • (d) Possessing fish of a prohibited size under a conservation fishing licence

100 plus 50 per fish
2017Possessing more than specified limit of fish from all zones100 plus 50 per fish exceeding limit
2118(a)
  • (a) Catching and retaining more than 5 trout or salmon in the aggregate under a sport fishing licence

100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
  • (b) Possessing more than 5 trout or salmon in the aggregate under a sport fishing licence

100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
2218(b)
  • (a) Catching and retaining more than 2 trout or salmon in the aggregate under a conservation fishing licence

100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
  • (b) Possessing more than 2 trout or salmon in the aggregate under a conservation fishing licence

100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
2319
  • (a) Catching and retaining more than specified daily quota of fish under a specified licence

100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
  • (b) Catching and retaining fish of a prohibited size under a specified licence

100 plus 50 per fish
2420(a)
  • (a) Non-resident catching and retaining more than specified daily quota of fish under a specified licence

100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
  • (b) Non-resident catching and retaining fish of a prohibited size under a specified licence

100 plus 50 per fish
2520(b)(i)Non-resident catching and retaining more than 2 walleye or sauger in the aggregate100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
2620(b)(ii)Non-resident catching and retaining more than 2 walleye or sauger in the aggregate that are from different waters100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
2721
  • (a) Non-resident catching and retaining more than specified quota of fish under a specified licence

100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
  • (b) Non-resident possessing more than specified quota of fish under a specified licence

100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
  • (c) Non-resident catching and retaining fish of a prohibited size under a specified licence

100 plus 50 per fish
  • (d) Non-resident possessing fish of a prohibited size under a specified licence

100 plus 50 per fish
2825(1)Possessing live brook trout or live lake trout caught by angling50 plus 50 per fish
2926Possessing live fish, other than baitfish, caught by angling50 plus 50 per fish
3027(1)Non-resident possessing more fish on board a fishing vessel than specified quota100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
3129(1)
  • (a) Using as bait an invasive species or a live fish that is not baitfish

200
  • (b) Possessing for use as bait an invasive species or a live fish that is not baitfish

200
3229(2)(a)
  • (a) Using live baitfish as bait

200
  • (b) Possessing live baitfish for use as bait

200
3329(2)(c)(i)
  • (a) Using a fish as bait

200
  • (b) Possessing a fish for use as bait

200
3429(2)(c)(ii)
  • (a) Using a fish as bait during specified period

200
  • (b) Possessing a fish for use as bait during specified period

200
3529(2)(d)
  • (a) Using rainbow smelt as bait

200
  • (b) Possessing rainbow smelt for use as bait

200
3630Angling within 25 m of a pound net or cage in which fish are held for culture200
3731(1)Angling with a line having more than four hooks50 plus 50 per hook exceeding limit
3831(2)(a)Angling using a hook other than a barbless hook50
3931(2)(b)Angling using a line having more than one barbless hook50 plus 50 per hook exceeding limit
4031(3)(a)(i)Angling using a hook other than a barbless hook50
4131(3)(a)(ii)Angling using a hook other than a barbless hook during specified period50
4231(3)(b)Angling using anything other than an artificial lure200
4331(3)(c)Angling using anything other than an artificial lure while ice fishing200
4431(3)(d)Angling using anything other than an artificial fly200
4531(4)(a)Angling for lake trout using a hook other than a single barbless hook50
4631(4)(b)Angling for lake trout using a line having more than one barbless hook50 plus 50 per hook exceeding limit
4731(4)(c)Angling for lake trout using anything other than an artificial lure200
4831(5)(a)Angling using a hook other than a barbless hook50
4931(5)(b)Angling for lake trout in specified waters using a line having more than one barbless hook50 plus 50 per hook exceeding limit
5032Angling with more than permitted number of lines50 plus 50 per line exceeding limit
5133(a)Angler being more than 60 m from any hole in ice through which they are angling50
5233(b)Failing to maintain a clear and unobstructed view of a line used for angling through ice50
5334(1)Sport fishing between sunset and sunrise100
5435(1)(a)(i)Sport fishing using an oversized angular dip net100
5535(1)(a)(ii)Sport fishing using an oversized circular dip net100
5635(1)(b)Sport fishing using an oversized seine net100
5735(1)(c)Sport fishing using an oversized baitfish trap100
5835(1)(d)Sport fishing using more than one dip net, baitfish trap or seine net50 plus 50 per net or trap exceeding limit
5935(1)(e)Sport fishing using a baitfish trap that is not properly marked50
6035(2)(a)
  • (a) Catching and retaining more than specified quota of fish while sport fishing other than by angling

100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
  • (b) Possessing more than specified quota of fish while sport fishing other than by angling

100 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
6135(2)(b)Sport fishing, other than by angling, for listed species using gear other than specified gear200
6235(2)(c)
  • (a) Sport fishing, other than by angling, for listed species during close time

200
  • (b) Catching, by means other than angling, and retaining listed species during close time

200 plus 50 per fish
62.135(2)(d)
  • (a) Sport fishing, other than by angling, for listed species in waters not specified

200
  • (b) Catching, by means other than angling, and retaining listed species from waters not specified

200
62.235(2)(e)
  • (a) Sport fishing, other than by angling, for species not listed

200
  • (b) Catching, by means other than angling, and retaining species not listed

200
6336(1)(a)
  • (a) Catching and retaining more than specified quota of baitfish while sport fishing other than by angling

200
  • (b) Possessing more than specified quota of baitfish while sport fishing other than by angling

200
6436(1)(b)Sport fishing for baitfish not using specified gear200
6536(1)(c)Sport fishing other than by angling for baitfish during close time200
6636(2)
  • (a) Non-resident sport fishing for baitfish other than by angling

100
  • (b) Non-resident catching and retaining baitfish other than by angling

100
6737(1)
  • (a) Placing in waters while sport fishing a live holding box or impounding device that is not properly marked

100
  • (b) Using in waters while sport fishing a live holding box or impounding device that is not properly marked

100
6838(1)Using a stringer, impounding device or live holding box while sport fishing100
6939(1)
  • (a) Skinning fish so that species cannot easily be identified

100
  • (b) Skinning fish so that number cannot easily be counted

100
  • (c) Cutting fish so that species cannot easily be identified

100
  • (d) Cutting fish so that number cannot easily be counted

100
  • (e) Packing fish so that species cannot easily be identified

100
  • (f) Packing fish so that number cannot easily be counted

100
7039(2)
  • (a) Possessing fish that have been skinned so that species cannot easily be identified

100
  • (b) Possessing fish that have been skinned so that number cannot easily be counted

100
  • (c) Possessing fish that have been cut so that species cannot easily be identified

100
  • (d) Possessing fish that have been cut so that number cannot easily be counted

100
  • (e) Possessing fish that have been packed so that species cannot easily be identified

100
  • (f) Possessing fish that have been packed so that number cannot easily be counted

100
7139(3)Failing to keep fish in a manner that allows size to be easily measured100
7240(a)Commercial fishing for baitfish using an oversized angular dip net150
7340(b)Commercial fishing for baitfish using an oversized circular dip net150
7441(1)Commercial fishing for baitfish using a baitfish trap that is not properly marked100
7541(2)
  • (a) Holder of a commercial fishing licence placing a live holding box or impounding device that is not properly marked

100
  • (b) Holder of a commercial baitfishing licence placing a live holding box or impounding device that is not properly marked

100
  • (c) Holder of a commercial fishing licence using a live holding box or impounding device that is not properly marked

100
  • (d) Holder of a commercial baitfishing licence using a live holding box or impounding device that is not properly marked

100
7642
  • (a) Holder of a commercial fishing licence setting a hookline or net that does not meet the specified requirements

200
  • (b) Holder of a commercial fishing licence using a hookline or net that does not meet the specified requirements

200

PART III

Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemProvision of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery RegulationsShort-Form DescriptionFine ($)
18Leaving fishing gear unattended for more than three consecutive days500
210(1)Fishing for, catching or killing fish in inland waters, or attempting to do so, other than by angling200
310(2)Jigging, netting, sweeping, raking or wilfully foul hooking fish in inland waters, or attempting to do so or failing to release specified fish500
410(4)Selling, or using for a commercial purpose, specified fish500
510(5)(a)Setting a net or nets exceeding 46 m in length in inland waters200
610(5)(b)Setting a net in inland waters other than a specified net200
712Possessing a net or trawl near inland waters without a licence500
813Angling in specified waters or having specified angling gear within 15 m of specified waters during the specified time500
913.1(1)Catching and retaining in one day from specified waters more specified fish than the specified quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
1013.1(2)Catching and retaining in one year from specified waters more specified fish than the specified quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding quota
1113.1(3)Possessing more specified fish than the specified limit200 plus 100 per fish exceeding limit
1213.1(4)Catching and retaining, or possessing, specified fish200 plus 100 per fish
1313.1(5)Fishing for, or catching and retaining, specified fish during the specified time500
1413.1(6)Catching and releasing more than four salmon in one day400 plus 300 per fish exceeding limit
1514(1)(a)Using more than one line or rod and line at any time in inland waters200 plus 50 per line exceeding limit
1614(1)(b)Failing to attend closely and constantly a line or rod and line in inland waters200
1714(1)(c)Using a line equipped with more than one artificial fly, specified hook or specified gang hook in inland waters200 plus 50 per artificial fly, hook or gang hook exceeding limit
1814(2)(a)Angling in a specified river using a line equipped with anything other than an artificial fly with a barbless hook350
1914(2)(b)Angling in a specified river using a line equipped with more than one hook350
2014(3)(a)Ice fishing with more than three separate lines or rods and lines at any time200 plus 50 per line or rod exceeding limit
2114(3)(b)Failing to attend closely and constantly a line or rod and line200
2214(3)(c)Ice fishing with a specified line200 plus 50 per hook exceeding limit
2321Angling in a specified river without being accompanied and supervised by a person who has attained the age of 17 years100
2422Angling in a specified river during a specified period500
2524Retaining alive a sport fish taken by angling in inland waters250
2624.1Wilfully disturbing or molesting any fish or spawn in inland waters200
2724.2Catching, injuring or retaining spent or immature fish or failing to immediately release such fish caught accidentally300
2830Fishing in specified waters other than by angling200
2932(1)(a)Fishing for smelts in inland waters by specified means other than during the specified period200
3032(1)(b)Fishing for smelts in inland waters by specified means without a specified licence200
3132(1)(c)Fishing for smelts by specified means outside the waters set out in a specified licence200
3232(2)(a)Catching smelt using a net, trap net or seine in a manner that bars the passage of salmon or trout300
3332(2)(b)Catching smelt using a net, trap net or seine whose meshes exceed 38 mm200
3432(3)Setting or operating, to catch smelt, specified nets within 45 m of a net previously set200
3534(1)Fishing for, taking, catching or killing eels without a licence, or attempting to do so, other than by angling500
3635Interfering with or impeding the passage of specified fish using nets or trap nets300
3736Taking by fishing or buying, selling or exporting an eel that is less than 20 cm in length without a licence200 plus 10 per fish
3841Fishing for, taking, catching or killing trout or char with a specified gill net or trap net500
3942Fishing for, taking, catching or killing trout or char in specified waters, or attempting to do so, other than by angling500
4066Fishing for char or trout in specified waters other than with a gill net or by angling500
4167(1)Fishing for char or trout in specified waters with gill nets without a specified licence300
4268(1)Fishing for char or trout in specified waters with a gill net whose meshes are less than 127 mm extension measure500
4368(2)Fishing for char or trout in specified waters with a gill net whose meshes are less than 114 mm extension measure500
4469(1)(a)Using gill nets whose length exceeds 92 m in one berth in specified waters350
4569(1)(b)Using gill nets whose length exceeds 46 m while food fishing in specified waters350
4669(1)(c)Using gill nets whose length exceeds 366 m in specified waters350
4770(1)Fishing for char or trout with gill nets in specified waters during the specified period500
4871(1)Fishing for, taking, catching or killing trout or char in specified waters, or attempting to do so, other than by angling500
4971(2)Fishing for trout or char in specified waters by angling500
5072Fishing for, taking, catching or killing trout or char in specified waters, or attempting to do so, other than with gill nets or by angling500
5173(1)Fishing for trout or char in specified waters with gill nets without a specified licence500
5274(1)Fishing for trout or char in specified waters with a specified gill net500
5374(2)Commercial fishing for trout or char in specified waters with a specified gill net500
5474(3)Fishing for trout or char for food in specified waters with a specified gill net500
5575(1)Fishing for, taking, catching or killing trout or char, or attempting to do so, with gill nets in specified waters during the specified period500
5676Fishing for trout in specified waters with nets500
5777(1)Fishing in specified waters with a net or trap net within the specified distance500
5877(2)Setting a net or trap net in a manner that impedes the passage of fish into or out of specified waters500
5980(a)Failing to remove a gill net or the leader of a trap net from specified waters during the specified period500
6080(b)Failing to raise and tie a gill net or the leader of a trap net in the required manner in specified waters during the specified period500

PART IV

Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemProvision of the Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985Short-Form DescriptionFine ($)
113(1)Using or permitting the use of a vessel that is not registered or not authorized for use in fishing for a specified species of fish250
213.1Using or permitting the use of a vessel that is not registered or not authorized to be used to transport a specified species of fresh fish350
313.2Permitting the unauthorized use of a vessel to transport a specified species of fresh fish350
414(1)Fishing for a specified species of fish without the specified authorization500
516Harvesting marine plants without a specified licence500
636Fishing with a drift net or any fixed gear other than a hand-line within a specified distance200
737(1)Maintaining a distance of less than one-half nautical mile between a specified vessel and any previously set fishing gear300
837(2)Operating mobile gear within one nautical mile of any previously set weir or trap net300
937(3)Fishing with mobile gear within 400 m of any previously set fixed gear300
1039Fishing for capelin with specified means in a specified area during the specified time500
1140Fishing for herring with specified gear in a specified area during the specified time500
1241Fishing for herring with mobile gear from a specified vessel in specified waters during the specified time500
1342Fishing for herring in specified waters during the specified period500
1443Retaining incidentally caught herring in excess of the specified quota500
1545Fishing for herring with a specified gill net during the specified period500
1646Fishing for mackerel with specified means in a specified area during the specified time500
1747Retaining incidentally caught mackerel in excess of the specified quota500
1849Fishing for mackerel with a specified gill net during the specified period500
1949.1Fishing for shark other than with angling gear, a hand-line or longline gear500
2049.2(1)Commercial fishing for a specified species of shark from a specified vessel in specified waters during the specified period500
2149.3(1)Commercial fishing for a specified species of shark with specified gear in specified waters during the specified period500
2249.3(2)Recreational fishing for a specified species of shark with specified gear in specified waters during the specified period250
2350(1)Fishing for swordfish from a specified vessel in specified waters during the specified period500
2450(1.2)Fishing for swordfish with specified gear in specified waters during the specified period500
2550(2)Possessing swordfish less than 125 cm in length500
2651.2Catching and retaining, or possessing, specified shellfish200 plus 1 per shellfish
2751.3(1)Commercial fishing for a specified species by a specified method in specified waters during the specified time350
2851.3(2)Recreational fishing for a specified species in specified waters during the specified time250
2951.4Commercial fishing for clams, mussels or oysters without a licence300
3051.7Recreational fishing for clams, mussels or oysters other than by hand or with hand-held tools500
3151.8Recreational fishing for clams, mussels or oysters during the specified period200
3251.9Catching and retaining clams, mussels or oysters in excess of the specified quota200 plus 1 per shellfish exceeding quota
3352(a)Fishing for crab in a specified area during the specified time500
3452(b)Possessing a crab in a specified area during the specified time350
3552(c)Having a crab trap on board a vessel in a specified area during the specified time350
3652.1(2)Transporting crab traps contrary to the conditions of the authorization350
3753(a)Possessing a female crab500
3853(b)Possessing a snow crab less than 95 mm in width500
3953(c)Possessing a crab part or crab meat separated from the carapace in a specified area500
4054(1)Fishing for crab other than from a vessel and with a crab trap500
4154(2)Fishing with or having on board a vessel a specified crab trap500
4254(3)Fishing with or having on board a vessel a specified crab trap in a specified area500
4357(1)(a)Fishing for lobster in a specified area during the specified close time500 plus 100 per lobster
4457(1)(b)Possessing lobster in a specified area during the specified close time350 plus 100 per lobster
4557(1)(c)Having a lobster trap on board a vessel in a specified area during the specified close time350 plus 100 per lobster trap
4657(2)Possessing a lobster of a specified length in a specified area500 plus 100 per lobster
4757(3)Possessing specified lobster parts or meat in a specified area500
4857(4)Fishing for lobster in specified lagoons of the specified area500 plus 100 per lobster
4958(2)Transporting lobster traps contrary to the conditions of an authorization350
5059(1)Buying, selling or possessing a lobster less than 72 mm in length500 plus 100 per lobster
5159(2)Buying, selling or possessing a lobster less than 82.5 mm in length in Newfoundland and Labrador500 plus 100 per lobster
5259(3)Buying, selling or possessing a female lobster with eggs attached500 plus 250 per lobster
5361(1)Fishing for lobster other than from a vessel and with a lobster trap500
5461(2)Having mobile gear on board a vessel500
5561(4)Fishing with or having on board a vessel a specified lobster trap other than in Lobster Fishing Area 41500
5661.1Fishing with or having on board a vessel a specified lobster trap in a specified area500
5763(1)Fishing for scallops from a specified vessel in a specified area during the specified time500
5863(3)Fishing for scallops in specified waters during the specified period500
5963(4)Fishing for scallops in the specified area during the specified period500
6063(4.1)Fishing for scallops with a scallop drag in the specified area during the specified period500
6163(4.2)Fishing for scallops in the specified area during the specified period500
6263(5)Fishing for scallops in the specified area during the specified period500
6364(1)Catching and retaining or having on board a vessel specified scallops500
6464(5)Catching and retaining or having on board a vessel in a specified area any scallop whose shell height is less than 76 mm500
6566(1)Using a specified vessel to fish for scallops in Scallop Fishing Area 27500
6668Fishing for scallops other than with a scallop drag, by diving, by dip-netting or with tongs500
6769Taking more than 100 scallops in one day200 plus 10 per scallop
6870Having a scallop drag on board a vessel in a Scallop Fishing Area other than Areas 26 and 27500
6970.1Having a scallop drag on board a vessel in Scallop Fishing Area 27500
7070.2Having a scallop drag on board a vessel in Scallop Fishing Area 26500
7171Fishing for scallops with a specified scallop drag in a specified area500
7272Fishing for shrimp in a specified area during the specified time500
7373Fishing for shrimp with an otter trawl that has a mesh size less than 40 mm500
7474Fishing for squid with specified means in a specified area during the specified time500
7575Fishing for squid with an otter trawl that has a mesh size less than 60 mm500
7687(1)Fishing for a specified species of groundfish from a specified vessel in a specified area during the specified time500
7790(1)Fishing for groundfish in specified waters with specified gear during the specified time500
7891(1)Recreational fishing for groundfish during the specified period500
7991(2)Recreational fishing for groundfish other than by hand-line or angling250
8091(3)Catching and retaining more groundfish than the specified quota200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
8193Fishing for groundfish with a specified gill net500
8293.1Leaving a groundfish gill net unattended in specified locations500
8393.3Returning specified groundfish to the water500
8495(1)Harvesting rockweed200
8595(2)Possessing any rockweed plant to which the holdfast is attached200
8695(3)Harvesting Irish moss using a drag rake in a specified portion of a specified district500
8795(4)Harvesting marine plants using a basket drag rake500
8895(5)Harvesting Irish moss with a specified hand rake in District 12500
8996Harvesting specified marine plants in specified waters during a specified period500
9099Fishing for bluefin using specified means during the specified time500
91106(1)Fishing with an otter trawl in specified waters from a specified vessel during the specified time500
92106.1Fishing with an otter trawl from a specified vessel within 12 nautical miles of the specified shore500
93108Fishing with specified means in specified waters during the specified period500
94109Fishing with a vessel more than 15.2 m in length in specified waters500
95109.1Fishing with a vessel more than 12 m in length in specified waters500
96110(1)Fishing with or having on board a vessel a hoop net500
97111Fishing for any species of fish, other than salmon, with a drift net in the specified portion of the specified area500
98113Fishing with a gill net or trap net in specified waters during the specified period500
99114Fishing with a gill net in specified waters during the specified period500
100115Fishing with a gill net within 50 m of the specified coastline500
101115.1Fishing for groundfish from a vessel 10.67 m or more in length in specified waters during the specified period500
102115.2Leaving fishing gear unattended in the water for more than 72 consecutive hours500

PART V

Fishery (General) Regulations

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemProvision of the Fishery (General) RegulationsShort-Form DescriptionFine ($)
19Failing to sign the specified document100
211Failing to carry and to produce on demand a licence, fisher’s registration card or specified fisher’s certificate100
312Failing to have on board a vessel and to produce on demand a vessel registration card and a specified licence100
414(3)Failing to immediately comply with the specified request200
515(1)(a)Altering or defacing a document200
615(1)(b)Using or producing an altered or defaced document500
715(1)(c)Using or producing a document issued to another person500
815(2)Permitting another person to use one’s own fisher’s registration card500
915(3)Permitting any person other than those specified in a license to use that license500
1017(1)Failing to notify the Minister within 15 days after the specified event100
1117(2)Failing to return the document being replaced100
1217(3)Failing to return a recovered document100
1318(1)Failing to notify the Minister within 15 days after the specified event and to return the specified document100
1420Failing to remove the vessel registration number painted on or affixed to a vessel200
1523(3)Failing to attach the specified authorization to a licence200
1625(1)(a)Failing to immediately surrender a specified licence500
1725(1)(b)Failing to immediately remove from the water fishing gear operated under a specified licence500
1825(2)(a)Fishing during the period of suspension of a licence for any species of fish for which fishing is authorized by the licence500
1925(2)(b)Being on board a specified vessel during the period of suspension of a licence500
2025(3)(a)Fishing during the specified period for any species of fish for which fishing is authorized by a licence500
2125(3)(b)Being on board a specified vessel during the specified period500
2226(1)Operating or causing to be operated a specified registered vessel300
2326(7)Operating or causing to be operated a specified fishing vessel500
2427(1)Setting, operating or leaving unattended in the water specified fishing gear200
2529Displaying a misleading number or name200
2633(2)(a)Failing to return forthwith an incidentally caught fish to where it was taken200 plus 50 per additional fish
2733(2)(b)Failing to return forthwith an incidentally caught fish in a manner that causes it the least harm200 plus 50 per additional fish
2834(3)Wasting fish suitable for human consumption200 plus 50 per additional fish
2935(2)Buying, selling, trading or bartering specified fish, or offering to do so350 plus 50 per additional fish
3036(1)(a)Possessing fish – caught while fishing for specified purposes – whose species cannot be readily determined200
3136(1)(b)Possessing fish – caught while fishing for specified purposes – whose number cannot be readily determined200
3236(1)(c)Possessing fish – caught while fishing for specified purposes – whose weight cannot be readily determined200
3336(1)(d)Possessing fish – caught while fishing for specified purposes – whose size cannot be readily determined200
3436(2)(a)Possessing fish – caught while fishing commercially – whose species cannot be readily identified500
3536(2)(b)Possessing fish – caught while fishing commercially – whose number cannot be readily determined500
3636(2)(c)Possessing fish – caught while fishing commercially – whose weight cannot be readily determined500
3736(2)(d)Possessing fish – caught while fishing commercially – whose size cannot be readily determined500
3837(1)Fishing in or removing fish from a hatchery or a specified establishment or facility500
3937(2)Fishing within a 100 m radius of any specified facility500
4037(4)Fishing in a specified area500
4147(a)Failing to permit the specified observer to go on board the vessel500
4247(b)Failing to provide the specified observer with assistance500
4348(a)Failing to provide the specified observer with access to the fish landing station500
4448(b)Failing to provide the specified observer with assistance500
4551Fishing for specified purposes without a licence200
4655Releasing live fish into a fish habitat or transferring them to a fish rearing facility500

PART VI

Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemProvision of the Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993Short-Form DescriptionFine ($)
15Bringing into the Province any live fish of a specified species500
26Fishing by snagging or with snares500
37Molesting or injuring fish200
48(1)Using torches or artificial lights to attract or repel fish250
58(2)Using fishing gear that has a flashing light attached to it250
69(a)Fishing in tidal waters with more than one gill net500
79(b)Fishing in tidal waters with a gill net that has any part of the corkline under the surface of the water250
810Fishing with a dip net whose mouth has an area that exceeds 1 m2250
913Fishing with a gill net that is not marked as specified250
1014Fishing with a longline other than a specified one500
1115(1)Commercial fishing with traps or ring nets other than specified ones500
1217(1)Off-loading salmon or roe herring caught by commercial fishing, other than at a specified place300
1317(3)Off-loading salmon or roe herring received from a registered vessel at a place other than a fish landing station300
1417(4)Failing to provide the specified information or to mail, keep or provide a copy of the specified form500
1518(7)Failing to comply with any condition of the specified licence500
1618(8)Taking on board salmon in an export zone500
1718(9)Taking on board roe herring in an export zone500
1818(12)Tampering with or removing a specified seal500
1920(2)(b)Using a vessel in commercial fishing without a valid vessel registration certificate300
2022(1)Using or permitting the use of a specified vessel300
2123(1)Using – to process fish – a vessel that is unregistered or for which a Category P licence has not been issued350
2224Using a specified vessel to transport commercially taken fish350
2325Engaging in commercial fishing or being on board a specified vessel without being registered250
2426(1)Fishing without a licence500
2530Catching and retaining a specified species of fish with specified gear in specified waters during the specified time500
2633Catching and retaining specified lingcod500
2734Catching and retaining specified sablefish500
2835(1)Fishing for smelt with a specified gill net or seine500
2935(2)Fishing for smelt with an anchored gill net other than in Areas 28 and 29500
3035(3)Fishing for smelt in Area 28 or 29 during the specified period500
3139Fishing for, or catching and retaining, herring with specified gear in specified waters during the specified time500
3240Failing to remove a vessel from a specified area250
3341(3)(a)Transferring herring from one vessel to another in an area designated as a herring spawning ground500
3441(3)(b)Anchoring a specified vessel in an area designated as a herring spawning ground250
3544(1)Establishing or operating a herring enclosure without a Category J or Z licence350
3645(2)Failing to comply with a specified direction500
3747Transporting herring spawn on kelp in a specified container350
3851Driving or attempting to drive salmon from one area of water to another500
3952(2)Fishing for salmon in specified waters500
4053(1)Fishing for a specified species of salmon with specified gear in specified waters during the specified time500
4153(2)Trolling for a specified species of salmon using a specified vessel in specified waters during the specified time500
4254(2)Fishing for salmon with a specified gill net during the specified time500
4354(4)Fishing for salmon with a specified purse seine during the specified time500
4455(1)Catching and retaining specified coho salmon500
4555(2)Catching and retaining specified chinook salmon in a specified area500
4656(5)Having on board a vessel a species of salmon for which trolling is prohibited500
4757(1)Fishing for salmon from a specified vessel in specified waters during the specified time500
4857(2)(a)Setting a gill net in the water and leaving it unattended500
4957(2)(b)Using an anchored gill net other than in specified waters500
5060(2)Fishing for salmon with a specified purse seine500
5160(3)Fishing for salmon with a specified purse seine other than in Area 20500
5260(4)Fishing for salmon with a specified purse seine in Area 20500
5363Fishing for a specified species of shellfish using a specified method in specified waters during the specified time200 plus 50 per shellfish
5465Taking a specified razor, butter, Manila or littleneck clam200 plus 50 per clam
5566Catching and retaining a specified Dungeness or red rock crab350 plus 10 per crab
5670(1)Catching and retaining a red sea urchin less than 100 mm in width200 plus 1 per sea urchin
5770(2)Catching and retaining a green sea urchin less than 55 mm in width200 plus 1 per sea urchin
5871(1)Harvesting marine plants without a specified licence500
5971(2)Failing to maintain a specified record or to make a specified return200
6074(1)Fishing for, or catching and retaining, halibut in a Subarea during the specified time500 plus 100 per halibut
6174(2)Possessing halibut during the specified time500
6275Catching and retaining specified halibut500
6376(1)Fishing for, or catching and retaining, halibut with gear other than hook and line or trap500
6476(2)Possessing halibut on board a vessel being used to fish with or is carrying a trawl net500
6576(3)Fishing for halibut from a vessel equipped with or has on board an automated hook stripper500
6676(4)Possessing halibut on board a vessel equipped with or has on board an automated hook stripper500
6777Failing to report the landing of a halibut that bears a tag affixed by the Commission or to make it available to a specified person500

PART VII

British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations, 1996

Column IColumn IIColumn III
ItemProvision of the British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations, 1996Short-Form DescriptionFine ($)
14Molesting or injuring fish300
25Fishing for, or catching and retaining, a specified species of fish500
36(1)(a)Angling with more than one fishing line in a lake or stream250
46(1)(b)Angling for white sturgeon with more than one fishing line250
57Angling with a fishing line to which is attached a weight greater than one kilogram250
68(1)Angling with a fishing line to which more than one hook, artificial lure or artificial fly is attached250
79Fishing with a dip net other than as specified one250
810(1)(a)Using a light to attract fish250
910(1)(b)Catching or attempting to catch fish with snares250
1010(1)(c)Wilfully foul hooking or attempting to foul hook specified fish500
1110(2)Retaining a fish accidentally foul hooked in a lake or stream500
1211Angling from a vessel equipped with a motor in specified waters during the specified period250
1312Angling from a vessel in specified waters during the specified period250
1413(1)Possessing more fish of a species, other than halibut, than twice the specified quota200 plus 100 per fish exceeding twice the quota
1513(2)Possessing more than three halibut200 plus 400 per halibut exceeding quota
1614Possessing on board a vessel halibut taken by sport fishing500
1718(1)(a)Fishing without a licence500
1818(1)(b)Catching and retaining salmon without the specified licence500
1920Harvesting herring spawn on kelp without the specified licence500
2021Holding more than one licence500
2122Failing to record a catch of lingcod or chinook salmon on one’s licence or in a specified registry500
2222.1Altering the record on one’s licence or in the specified registry500
2324Fishing for a specified species of fish with specified type of gear or by a specified method during the specified time500
2425(1)Catching and retaining more fish of a specified species than the specified quota200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
2526(a) and (b)Catching and retaining more than four wild trout and hatchery trout in the aggregate200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
2626(c)Catching and retaining more than eight rockfish200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
2727Catching and retaining more than 10 lingcod from specified Areas and Subareas200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
2828Catching and retaining more than one white sturgeon200 plus 800 per fish exceeding quota
2929(a)Catching and retaining a white sturgeon less than 100 or more than 150 cm200 plus 800 per fish
3029(b)Catching and retaining a wild trout less than 30 cm200 plus 100 per fish
3129(c)Catching and retaining a hatchery trout less than 30 cm200 plus 100 per fish
3229(d)Catching and retaining specified lingcod200 plus 100 per fish
3330Fishing for a specified species of fish other than with specified gear or by a specified method500
3431Fishing for eulachon or smelt with a specified gill net500
3532Fishing for eulachon or smelt with more than one net200 per additional net
3634(1)Fishing for a specified species of fish with specified gear or by a specified method during the specified time500
3735(1)Catching and retaining more fish of a specified species than the specified quota200 plus 10 per fish exceeding quota
3836(a)Catching and retaining more than 75 clams200 plus 10 per clam exceeding quota
3936(b)Catching and retaining more than four Dungeness crab and red rock crab in the aggregate in specified areas200 plus 10 per crab exceeding quota
4036(c)Catching and retaining more than six Dungeness crab, red rock crab and king crab in the aggregate in specified areas200 plus 10 per crab exceeding quota
4136(d)Catching and retaining more than 75 mussels200 plus 10 per mussel exceeding quota
4236(e)Catching and retaining more than six purple-hinged rock scallops and weather-vane scallops in the aggregate200 plus 10 per scallop exceeding quota
4337(1)(a)Catching and retaining a specified abalone200 plus 50 per abalone
4437(1)(b)Catching and retaining a specified Dungeness crab200 plus 50 per crab
4537(1)(c)Catching and retaining a specified red rock crab200 plus 50 per crab
4638Fishing for a specified species of fish other than with specified gear or by a specified method500
4739(1)Fishing for crab with more than two ring nets, dip nets and crab traps in the aggregate500
4839(2)Fishing for crab with a ring net or crab trap that does not have a specified tag, float or buoy attached250
4940(1)Fishing for shrimp with more than four shrimp traps500
5040(2)Fishing for shrimp with a shrimp trap that does not have the specified tag, float or buoy attached250
5140.1Fishing for octopus with an octopus trap that does not have the specified tag, float or buoy attached250
5241Fishing with a crab trap that does not have the specified section500
5341.1Setting, operating or leaving unattended in the water specified gear that does not have a specified tag, float or buoy attached250
5443Fishing for salmon of a specified species in specified waters during the specified time500
5544Catching and retaining more salmon of a specified species than the specified quota200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
5645(1)(a)Catching and retaining more than four hatchery chinook salmon and wild chinook salmon that measure 50 cm or less200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
5745(1)(b)Catching and retaining more than two hatchery chinook salmon and wild chinook salmon that measure more than 50 cm200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
5845(1)c)Catching and retaining more than four hatchery chinook salmon and wild chinook salmon200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
5945(1)(d)Catching and retaining more than four hatchery coho salmon and wild coho salmon that measure 35 cm or less200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
6045(1)(e)Catching and retaining more than two hatchery coho salmon and wild coho salmon that measure more than 35 cm200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
6145(1)(f)Catching and retaining more than four hatchery coho salmon and wild coho salmon200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
6245(2)Catching and retaining more than four salmon from all waters200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
6346Catching and retaining in a month in a lake or stream more than 10 chinook salmon that measure more than 50 cm200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
6447(a)Catching and retaining in a year more than 20 chinook salmon from specified waters200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
6547(b)Catching and retaining in a year more than 15 chinook salmon from specified waters200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
6647(c)Catching and retaining in a year more than 10 chinook salmon that measure more than 50 cm from specified waters200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
6747(d)Catching and retaining in a year more than 30 chinook salmon, other than specified salmon200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
6847(e)Catching and retaining in a year more than 10 chinook salmon that measure more than 50 cm from non-tidal waters200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
6948Catching and retaining specified salmon of a specified species in specified waters200 plus 50 per fish
7049Fishing for salmon by a specified method or with a specified type of gear or bait in specified waters during the specified time500
7150Fishing for salmon other than by angling500
7252Fishing other than by angling or with a set line500
7354(a)Using more than one set line250
7454(b)Using a hook less than 3 cm measured from the point to the shank250
7554(c)Retaining fish of a specified species other than burbot250
7655(1)Fishing for, or catching and retaining, fish from 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31500
7756(1)Catching and retaining more specified fish than the specified quota200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
7856(2)Failing to cease fishing after reaching the daily quota for steelhead250
7957(a)Catching and retaining more than six wild rainbow trout and hatchery rainbow trout from a lake or stream200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
8057(b)Catching and retaining more than one wild steelhead and hatchery steelhead from a lake or stream200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
8157(c)Catching and retaining more than six wild cutthroat trout and hatchery cutthroat trout from a lake or stream200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
8257(d)Catching and retaining more than six wild brown trout and hatchery brown trout from a lake or stream200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
8357(e)Catching and retaining more than six wild brook trout and hatchery brook trout from a lake or stream200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
8457(f)Catching and retaining more than six wild Dolly Varden and hatchery Dolly Varden from a lake or stream200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
8557(g)Catching and retaining more than six wild lake trout and hatchery lake trout from a lake or stream200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
8657(h)Catching and retaining more than four smallmouth and largemouth bass from a lake or stream200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
8757(i)Catching and retaining more than 25 wild kokanee and hatchery kokanee from a lake or stream200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
8858Catching and retaining more fish of a specified species than the specified quota from non-tidal waters200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
8959Catching and retaining in a month more than two steelhead in a lake or stream200 plus 50 per steelhead exceeding quota
9060(a)Catching and retaining in a year more than 10 steelhead200 plus 50 per steelhead exceeding quota
9160(b)Catching and retaining in a year more than one white sturgeon200 plus 50 per white sturgeon exceeding quota
9260(c)Catching and retaining in a year more than five rainbow trout greater than 50 cm from specified waters200 plus 50 per trout exceeding quota
9360(d)Catching and retaining in a year more than five rainbow trout greater than 50 cm from specified waters200 plus 50 per trout exceeding quota
9460(e)Catching and retaining in a year more than five Dolly Varden and lake trout greater than 60 cm from specified waters200 plus 50 per fish exceeding quota
9561Using as bait or possessing a freshwater invertebrate at a lake250
9662Depositing any substance into the water to attract fish500
9763Fishing in a lake or stream by a specified method or with a specified type of gear or bait during the specified time500
 

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