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AR 203/97 GENERAL FISHERIES (ALBERTA) REGULATION

(Consolidated up to 34/2016)

ALBERTA REGULATION 203/97

Fisheries (Alberta) Act

GENERAL FISHERIES (ALBERTA) REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1      Interpretation

Part 1
Licences

                2      Licence categories

                3      Terms and conditions in licences

                4      Transfer of licence

                5      Activities under anothers licence

             5.1      Authority to conduct activities under a licence

                6      Replacement for lost or destroyed sportfishing licence

                7      Licensing exemptions

                8      Live bait fish and crayfish

                9      Trafficking in fish

             9.1      Eligibility for sportfishing (non‑special) licence

Sportfishing

              10      Sportfishing licence exemptions

              11      Sale of fish taken while sportfishing

              13      Sturgeon fishing licence authorization

              14      Issue of special sportfishing licence

           14.1      Special fish harvest licence

              15      Sturgeon fishing licence

              16      Retention of sturgeon and tagging

              19      Possession of game fish

         19.05      Fishing‑related restrictions

Competitive Fishing

           19.1      Qualifications for licence application

           19.2      Notice to participants

         19.25      Representatives of licence holder

           19.3      Active participation and holding out

           19.4      Participant exemptions and prevalence of terms and conditions

Commercial Fishing

              20      Commercial licences — eligibility and authorization

              21      Commercial fishing lake licences

              22      Commercial bait fishing licence — authorization

           22.1      Sale of fish taken under commercial licence

Salvage Fishing

              24      Salvage fishing licence

Domestic Fishing

              25      Domestic fishing licence

Fish Stocking

              26      Fish stocking licence

Fish Culture

           26.1      Placing, keeping, etc., of cultured fish

              27      Fish culture licences

              28      Keeping of cultured fish

           28.1      Fish Health Management Plans

              29      Applications respecting fish culture licences

              30      Possession and sale of live cultured fish for human consumption

              31      Classes A and B commercial fish culture premises restrictions

           31.1      Disposal and possession of live fish from class C commercial
premises

              32      Fish culture licences and restricted waters

              33      Fish culture licences and specific source and contained waters

              34      Class B commercial fish culture licence requirements

              35      Residence requirement for fish culture licences

              36      Aquatic species import licence requirement for certain importations

              37      Acquisition of live cultured fish or eggs by fish culture licence holder

              38      Use of chemicals to capture or kill cultured fish

              39      Fish stock from public water


              40      Report of discovery of diseased or escaped fish

           40.1      Aquatic species import licence

Research

              41      Research licence

Invasive Species Possession Licence

           47.1      Invasive species possession licence

Part 2
Fish Handling and Quality

              51      Importation of fish for human consumption and receptacle marking

              52      Fish unfit for human consumption

              53      Marketing of certain fish for human consumption

              54      Ice fishing

              55      Direction by officer to discontinue fishing under commercial fishing
licence

              56      Commercial fishery boat requirements

              57      Game fish possession requirements against spoilage

              58      Setting of gill net requirements

              59      Handling, marketing, etc., of fish illegally dealt with

              60      Transportation of game or cultured fish

Part 3
Expiry

              62      Expiry

Schedule

Interpretation

1(1)  In this Regulation,

                               (a)    repealed AR 34/2016 s2;

                              (b)    “box” means a container of a size and type approved by the Corporation;

                       (c), (d)    repealed AR 34/2016 s2;

                               (e)    “Director” means an employee under the administration of the Minister designated as the Director responsible for fisheries management;

                               (f)    repealed AR 34/2016 s2;

                               (g)    “fish culture premises” means a location where cultured fish are kept alive for the purpose of propagation or rearing or both and, where preceded by “class” followed by “A”, “B” or “C” followed by “commercial”, means such a location that is held by the holder of, and where the licence states that that business may be conducted under, a commercial class A, B or C fish culture licence respectively;

                              (h)    repealed AR 34/2016 s2;

                               (i)    repealed AR 165/2006 s2;

                               (j)    “mesh size” means, in respect of a net, the distance between the diagonally opposite angles of a single mesh measured

                                        (i)    after the net has been immersed in water for at least 30 minutes, and

                                      (ii)    with the mesh extended without straining the twine;

                              (k)    “Ministerial Regulation” means the Fisheries (Ministerial) Regulation (AR 220/97) under the Fisheries (Alberta) Act;

                           (k.1)    “non‑resident Canadian” means an individual who is a resident of Canada and who makes that individual’s home and is ordinarily present in a province or territory of Canada other than Alberta;

                           (k.2)    “non‑resident of Canada” means an individual who is not a resident of Canada;

                               (l)    repealed AR 34/2016 s2;

                             (m)    “resident of Alberta” means

                                        (i)    an individual who makes his home in Alberta and is ordinarily present in Alberta,

                                      (ii)    a partnership, if at least one of the partners makes his home in Alberta and is ordinarily present in Alberta, or

                                     (iii)    a corporation that is lawfully carrying on business in Alberta;

                              (n)    “resident of Canada” means a person who

                                        (i)    is a Canadian citizen or is a permanent resident as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), or

                                      (ii)    has resided in Canada for the 12‑month period immediately preceding the date of the person’s application for a licence or the date the person begins to fish;

                           (n.1)    “retain” means, in relation to a fish, continue to have possession of the fish in circumstances where the person who took the fish has failed or declined to return it immediately to the waters from which it was taken;

                              (o)    repealed AR 34/2016 s2;

                           (o.1)    “take”, used with reference to fish, includes catch and, used with reference to invasive organisms, includes collect;

                              (p)    repealed AR 165/2006 s2;

                              (q)    repealed AR 74/98 s2;

                               (r)    repealed AR 34/2016 s2.

(2)  Definitions and other general interpretation provisions, if any, in the Ministerial Regulation apply with respect to the interpretation of this Regulation.

AR 203/97 s1;74/98;165/2006;288/2009;65/2014;34/2016

Part 1
Licences

Licence categories

2   The following are the categories of licences:

                               (a)    sportfishing licences:

                                        (i)    sportfishing licence:

                                              (A)    for a resident of Alberta;

                                              (B)    with a term that expires on March 31 following the date of its issue for a non‑resident Canadian;

                                              (C)    with a term of 7 days for a non‑resident Canadian;

                                              (D)    with a term of one day for a non‑resident Canadian;

                                               (E)    with a term that expires on March 31 following the date of its issue for a non‑resident of Canada;

                                               (F)    with a term of 7 days for a non‑resident of Canada;

                                              (G)    with a term of one day for a non‑resident of Canada;

                                      (ii)    special sportfishing licence;

                                     (iii)    special fish harvest licence;

                              (b)    repealed AR 74/98 s2;

                               (c)    sturgeon fishing licence;

                              (d)    commercial fishing licences:

                                        (i)    commercial fishing licence;

                                      (ii)    commercial fishing lake licence;

                                     (iii)    Metis commercial fishing licence;

                                     (iv)    commercial bait fishing licence;

                                       (v)    repealed AR 214/2002 s2;

                               (e)    fish culture licences:

                                        (i)    recreational fish culture licence;

                                      (ii)    class A commercial fish culture licence;

                                     (iii)    class B commercial fish culture licence;

                                  (iii.1)    class C commercial fish culture licence;

                                     (iv)    repealed AR 34/2016 s3;

                               (f)    repealed AR 34/2016 s3;

                            (f.1)    aquatic species import licence;

                               (g)    research licence;

                              (h)    fish stocking licence;

                               (i)    salvage fishing licence;

                               (j)    domestic fishing licences:

                                        (i)    Metis domestic fishing licence;

                                      (ii)    domestic fishing licence;

                              (k)    competitive fishing event licence;

                               (l)    invasive species possession licence.

AR 203/97 s2;74/98;214/2002;147/2006;165/2006;65/2014;
34/2016

Terms and conditions in licences

3(1)  The Minister may not include terms or conditions in a licence that authorizes fishing or research involving fish or invasive species except (whether generally or specifically) terms or conditions dealing with all or any of the following, as applicable:

                               (a)    the species and kinds of fish or invasive organisms and the quantities, sizes and weights of them that are allowed to be taken or possessed;

                              (b)    when, where and how fishing or the collection of invasive organisms is allowed to be carried on;

                               (c)    subject to sections 10(1) and 11.02(1) of the Act and section 41 of this Regulation, who may conduct activities pursuant to the licence;

                              (d)    the types and quantity of fishing gear and equipment, including the mesh size of nets, if applicable, that may be used and how they may be used;

                               (e)    the methods, types and quantity of gear and equipment that may be used to take invasive organisms and how they may be used;

                               (f)    how taken, kept or possessed fish or invasive organisms are to be held, displayed and disposed of or marked and transported;

                               (g)    how scientific and taken data are to be reported;

                              (h)    whether the fish or invasive organisms may be

                                        (i)    bought, or

                                      (ii)    sold,

                                        and, if so, how;

                               (i)    how a licence holder may be required to report activities already undertaken or proposed activities;

                               (j)    the term of the licence.

(2)  The Minister may not include terms or conditions in a fish culture licence except terms or conditions dealing with all or any of the following:

                               (a)    the species and kinds of fish, including matters relating to their size, life stage, genetic make‑up and strain, that may be kept under the authority of the licence;

                              (b)    the size and shape of the receptacle and the volume of the water in which the fish may be kept;

                               (c)    the lining and construction of a reservoir or receptacle in which the fish may be kept, including the maintenance and repair of any works or undertakings;

                              (d)    the methods of screening, constructing and maintaining the outflow from a reservoir or receptacle in which the fish are kept;

                               (e)    the treatment and disposal of water and fish from any facility;

                               (f)    the care, feeding and prophylactic treatment of fish and the care and prophylactic treatment of water and equipment, including water and equipment used in transporting fish, under the licence;

                               (g)    the testing for and control of any parasite, disease and infestation;

                              (h)    the reporting of information and submission of records;

                               (i)    the original water bodies and facilities outside Alberta from which fish may be removed and then imported;

                               (j)    the manner in which fish are handled before they are loaded for transportation, transported and handled after transportation, and the treatment and disposal of water that has been used for the transportation;

                              (k)    the operation of fish culture premises;

                               (l)    the term of the licence.

(3)  The Minister may not include terms or conditions in an invasive species possession licence except terms and conditions that

                               (a)    deal with matters contained in subsection (1)(a) to (j) and are capable of applying to an invasive species possession licence, and

                              (b)    albeit that they apply to a fish culture licence and fish, deal with matters contained in subsection (2)(a) to (j) but are also capable of being applied with respect to an invasive species possession licence and invasive species.

(4)  The Minister may not include terms or conditions in an import licence except terms or conditions dealing with all or any of the following:

                               (a)    the species and kinds of fish and invasive organisms and the size, life stage, genetic make‑up and strain of them, that may be imported under the licence;

                              (b)    the size and shape of the container and the volume of the water in which the organisms may be transported and held;

                               (c)    the lining and construction of the container in which the organisms may be transported and held, including the maintenance and repair of any works or equipment;

                              (d)    the methods of screening, constructing, converting and maintaining the container in which the organisms being imported are to be transported and held;

                               (e)    the treatment and disposal of subject water and of the organisms;

                               (f)    the care, feeding and prophylactic treatment of the organisms and the care and prophylactic treatment of water and equipment, including subject water and equipment used in transporting the organisms;

                               (g)    the testing for and control of any parasite, disease and infestation;

                              (h)    the reporting of information and submission of records;

                               (i)    the original water bodies and facilities outside Alberta from which the organisms may be removed and then imported;

                               (j)    the manner in which the organisms are handled before they are loaded for transportation, transported and handled after transportation and the disposal of subject water used in transporting the organisms;

                              (k)    the term of the licence.

(5)  The Minister may not include terms or conditions in a fish stocking licence except terms or conditions dealing with all or any of the following:

                               (a)    the possession of cultured fish, including the source of the fish, and transportation to the location where they may be stocked;

                              (b)    where and when cultured fish may be stocked;

                               (c)    the person authorized to transport and stock the cultured fish;

                              (d)    the number of cultured fish of a species to be stocked at any location;

                               (e)    the reporting of cultured fish stocking activities and the submission of records;

                               (f)    the species and kinds of fish, including matters relating to their size, life stage, genetic make‑up and strain, that may be stocked;

                               (g)    the manner in which fish are handled before they are loaded for transportation, transported and handled after transportation, and the treatment and disposal of water that has been used for the transportation;

                              (h)    the term of the licence.

(6)  The Minister may not include terms or conditions in a competitive fishing event licence except on the following matters in relation to what is authorized or required, as the case may be, under the licence:

                               (a)    who may conduct the authorized activities;

                              (b)    the species of fish and the quantities and, if applicable, sizes of fish that may be taken by competitive fishing event participants;

                               (c)    when, where and how fishing may and may not be carried out by competitive fishing event participants;

                              (d)    the type and quantity of fishing gear and equipment and the types of bait that may and may not be used and how they may and may not be used;

                               (e)    practices relating to fish handling, injured, stressed and dead fish and inclement weather conditions;

                               (f)    the handling and possession of live fish;

                               (g)    where and how live fish must be released;

                              (h)    the type, quantity and location of fish handling facilities;

                               (i)    the size, shape and construction of any receptacle, and the volume, flow and quality of water, in which live fish must be kept, during the holding, transportation and handling of fish;

                               (j)    the collection and reporting of information about

                                        (i)    fish mortality,

                                      (ii)    fish taken,

                                     (iii)    competitive fishing matters, and

                                     (iv)    the event itself;

                              (k)    methods by which event organizers may be identified and contacted;

                               (l)    the recording of individuals as competitive fishing event participants and the issuing to them of instruments, and the completion of acknowledgments, referred to in section 5(6);

                             (m)    fishing by persons referred to in section 19.3(1);

                              (n)    the term of the licence.

AR 203/97 s3;214/2002;165/2006;67/2008;65/2014;
34/2016

Transfer of licence

4(1)  The Minister may, on the surrender of a licence by a licence holder, approve the transfer of the licence to another person.

(2)  The Minister may, in a licence that is to be transferred,

                               (a)    delete or alter any terms or conditions of the licence,

                              (b)    include additional terms and conditions in the licence, and

                               (c)    alter the term of the licence if the term does not or is not to expire on the date set out in section 14(1) of the Act.

AR 203/97 s4;34/2016

Activities under another’s licence

5(1)  In this section and in section 5.1, “instrument” means an instrument referred to in section 18(1)(b) of the Act.

(1.1)  Subject to subsection (6), an instrument must be in writing, authorized by the Director and state who is authorized to conduct activities pursuant to the licence.

(2)  An instrument may only be authorized by the Director with respect to a special sportfishing licence, a commercial fishing licence or a fish research licence.

(2.1)  Repealed AR 67/2008 s3.

(3)  The Director may authorize only one instrument to have effect at any one time under any one commercial fishing licence.

(4)  Notwithstanding anything in this section or in the instrument, an instrument issued in respect of a commercial fishing licence has no force while the licence holder is conducting activities pursuant to the licence in respect of which the instrument is issued.

(5)  The holder of an instrument issued in respect of a commercial fishing licence shall, while conducting activities purporting to be authorized as a result of holding the instrument, carry that licence and ensure that the instrument is attached to the licence.

(6)  Where the licence in question is a competitive fishing event licence, the instrument is any document issued by the licence holder that

                               (a)    indicates that the individual in question has been recorded for the purposes of section 2(1)(a.3) of the Ministerial Regulation, and

                              (b)    includes an acknowledgement, in the form required by the Director and signed by that individual, that that individual has been given a copy of and will comply with all the terms and conditions of the competitive fishing event licence that apply to the individual.

AR 203/97 s5;204/2005;165/2006;67/2008;34/2016

Authority to conduct activities under a licence

5.1(1)  A person who is not the licence holder shall not conduct any activity pursuant to a licence unless that person

                               (a)    is the person who is identified in the instrument under section 5(1.1) or (6), as the case may be, or

                              (b)    is specifically authorized to do so by or under the Act or this Regulation.

(2)  The holder of a licence shall not allow the licence to be used by another person in a manner that involves a contravention of subsection (1).

AR 34/2016 s7

Replacement for lost or destroyed sportfishing licence

6   If a sportfishing licence is lost or destroyed, the licence holder may apply to the Minister for a replacement licence.

AR 203/97 s6;34/2016

Licensing exemptions

7(1)  Subject to this Regulation, licences that authorize fishing, research or stocking do not apply in a National Park of Canada.

(2)  A licence that authorizes fishing is not required for fishing

                               (a)    in contained waters, or

                              (b)    in water in which fish are lawfully held live under the authority of a licence for that location.

AR 203/97 s7;34/2016

Live bait fish and crayfish

8(1)  A person shall not be in possession of live bait fish or crayfish

                               (a)    unless they are possessed as specifically authorized under the authority of a research licence, or

                              (b)    if imported, unless they are held in contained waters as pets or for sale as pets.

(2)  A person is not in possession of fish for the purposes of subsection (1) if, in the course of fishing, it is immediately returned to the waters from which it is taken and is released in a manner that causes it the least harm.

(3)  A person does not require a licence to fish for crayfish by means other than with a hook and line provided that such fishing is not prohibited by any other law.

(4)  Subsection (3) does not apply to fishing in the Beaver River or its tributaries.

AR 203/97 s8;204/2005

Trafficking in fish

9(1)  Repealed AR 34/2016 s9.

(2)  A licence other than a fish culture licence authorizes the licence holder to sell fish taken under the licence or held live under the licence if

                               (a)    the regulations state that the sale is allowed, or

                              (b)    a term or condition set in accordance with section 3(1)(h) specifically authorizes the sale of those fish, if the fish are sold,

                                        (i)    if and only if the licence is a research licence, as live fish, or

                                      (ii)    in the case of any licence, subject to any restrictions imposed by that licence, as dead fish.

(3)  Repealed AR 34/2016 s9.

(4)  A person shall not knowingly buy, sell or attempt to buy or sell fish

                               (a)    that have not been taken pursuant to a licence that authorizes the buying or selling, as the case may be, of the fish, or

                              (b)    that are represented or held out by any person as having been taken, or as being sold or disposed of, in contravention of any provision of the Act or the Fisheries Act (Canada).

AR 203/97 s9;204/2005;34/2016

Eligibility for sportfishing (non‑special) licence

9.1   A person may obtain a sportfishing licence, other than a special sportfishing licence if, and only if, that person is the holder of a valid wildlife identification number card within the meaning of the Wildlife Regulation (AR 143/97) issued by or on behalf of a person referred to in section 3(2) of the Ministerial Regulation.

AR 74/98 s3

Sportfishing

Sportfishing licence exemptions

10(1)  The following persons do not require a sportfishing licence when they engage in sportfishing:

                               (a)    a person who is under 16 years of age;

                              (b)    a person who is a resident of Canada, who is 65 years of age or older and whose primary residence is in Alberta;

                               (c)    a person who is a member of a group that is named in a special sportfishing licence that authorizes that fishing;

                              (d)    a person who is authorized under the Fisheries Act (Canada) to engage in sportfishing in Alberta without having been issued a sportfishing licence;

                               (e)    any person sportfishing on the following day or days:

                                        (i)    if July 1 falls on a Saturday, July 8 or 9, or both;

                                      (ii)    if July 1 falls on a Sunday, July 7 or 8, or both;

                                     (iii)    if July 1 falls on any day other than a Saturday or Sunday, the 2nd Saturday or Sunday, or both, of July;

                               (f)    any person sportfishing on Alberta Family Day or on the Saturday or Sunday immediately preceding Alberta Family Day or any or all of those days.

(2)  A person who is sportfishing in Cold Lake or Primrose Lake and holds a valid angling licence issued pursuant to the Fisheries Act (Saskatchewan), 1994 does not require a sportfishing licence while sportfishing.

(3)  For the purposes only of construing the definition of “sportfishing” in subsection 1(1) of the Alberta Fishery Regulations, 1998 (Canada) (SOR/98‑246), the concept of fishing under the authority of “any licence issued under the provincial Act other than a Sportfishing Licence” is to be deemed to refer to lawful fishing specifically under the authority of any licence (issued under the Act) other than

                               (a)    a licence designated as a sportfishing licence in section 2(a), or

                              (b)    a sturgeon fishing licence.

AR 203/97 s10;94/2001;12/2002;67/2008;34/2016

Sale of fish taken while sportfishing

11   A person who holds a sportfishing licence or a person described in section 10(1) or (2) shall not sell the fish taken while sportfishing or otherwise engage in sportfishing for commercial purposes, but may engage in sportfishing for non‑commercial purposes.

AR 203/97 s11;34/2016

12   Repealed AR 74/98 s4.

Sturgeon fishing licence authorization

13   A sturgeon fishing licence authorizes the licence holder to retain sturgeon, for non‑commercial purposes, taken by means of angling.

AR 203/97 s13;34/2016

Issue of special sportfishing licence

14   The Minister, on considering the advice of the Director, may issue a special sportfishing licence authorizing an organized group to engage in sportfishing.

Special fish harvest licence

14.1(1)  The Minister may issue a special fish harvest licence authorizing its holder, subject to this section and all other applicable laws and in accordance with the conditions of the licence, to retain fish that were taken

                               (a)    by means of lawful sportfishing,

                              (b)    from bodies of water specified by the Minister in the licence, and

                               (c)    during the periods specified in the licence,

being fish that are of the species and within the maximum number and, if applicable, the maximum or minimum or the maximum and minimum sizes so specified.

(2)  The Minister may limit in any manner the distribution of special fish harvest licences to be issued.

(3)  A special fish harvest licence may be issued only to an individual who is a resident of Alberta who

                               (a)    holds a sportfishing licence or is another person described in section 10(1)(a), (b), (c) or (d), and

                              (b)    whether or not section 9.1 applies to that individual, is the holder of a valid wildlife identification number card referred to in section 9.1.

(4)  The Minister shall issue one or more tags with a special fish harvest licence.

(5)  Each tag issued with a special fish harvest licence

                               (a)    is valid only for tagging one fish, and one fish only, of the species, and conforming to the maximum or minimum size, or both, specified in the licence, being a fish that was taken during the period and from the body of water specified in the licence, and

                              (b)    constitutes part of the licence until it is attached to a fish.

(6)  Subject to this section, a person shall not retain or after retention be in possession of a fish for whose retention a special fish harvest licence is required unless, and may retain or so possess it if,

                               (a)    the person taking it was sportfishing lawfully,

                              (b)    that person held a valid special fish harvest licence along with a tag issued under subsection (5) appropriate for that fish, and

                               (c)    that tag has been attached by that person in the manner referred to in subsection (8) and, subject to subsection (9), remains attached to the fish.

(7)  Subsection (6) does not prohibit the possession by a person who received the fish as a gift if the fish was lawfully taken and tagged pursuant to this section.

(8)  A person who retains a fish under this section shall, immediately after taking it, tag it by attaching an appropriate tag issued with the licence through the gill cavity and mouth of the fish and securely locking the tag in accordance with the instructions printed on the tag.

(9)  A person shall not remove a tag from a fish that is or that purports to be tagged in accordance with this section, or be in possession of such a fish that does not have such a tag attached, unless the fish

                               (a)    is being prepared for preservation, or has been preserved, by taxidermy, or

                              (b)    is being or has been prepared for consumption.

AR 147/2006 s3

Sturgeon fishing licence

15(1)  Only a sportfishing licence holder or a person described in section 10 is eligible to apply for a sturgeon fishing licence.

(2)  One or more tags may be issued with a sturgeon fishing licence and they

                               (a)    are valid only during the period during which the sturgeon fishing licence may be used, and

                              (b)    are considered to be part of the licence until the they are used.

(3)  No person shall

                               (a)    apply for or hold more than one sturgeon fishing licence or apply for one while holding another during the period from April 1 to March 31, or

                              (b)    retain a sturgeon that has been taken without being the holder of a sturgeon fishing licence.

(4)  Repealed AR 165/2006 s6.

AR 203/97 s15;165/2006;34/2016

Retention of sturgeon and tagging

16(1)  Without limiting the application of section 15(3)(b), a person shall not retain a sturgeon that has been taken unless

                               (a)    the sturgeon is taken while the person holds a sturgeon fishing licence and the licence holder is lawfully angling,

                              (b)    the sturgeon is more than 130 centimetres in length, and

                               (c)    a tag, issued with the licence, is attached to the sturgeon in accordance with subsection (2).

(2)  A person who retains a sturgeon must immediately tag it by placing a tag issued with the licence through the gill cavity and mouth of the sturgeon and securely locking the tag.

(3)  No person shall remove a sturgeon tag affixed to a sturgeon unless the sturgeon

                               (a)    is being prepared for preservation by taxidermy, or

                              (b)    is being prepared for consumption.

AR 203/97 s16;34/2016

17, 18   Repealed AR 74/98 s4.

Possession of game fish

19(1)  Subject to this section, no person shall have in his possession other than at his permanent residence any game fish that is skinned, cut or packed so that

                               (a)    the species of fish cannot be readily identified,

                              (b)    the number of fish cannot be readily determined, and

                               (c)    in the case of fish to which minimum or maximum length limits apply, the length of the fish cannot be readily determined.

(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), 2 pieces of fish flesh must be counted as one fish.

(3)  Subsection (1) does not apply to

                               (a)    the skin, fins or eyes removed from game fish which may lawfully be used as bait,

                              (b)    fish that are not being transported that are being prepared for immediate consumption, and

                               (c)    the possession of game fish that have been lawfully

                                        (i)    acquired from a jurisdiction outside of Alberta or from a National Park of Canada,

                                      (ii)    taken and retained under the authority of a licence other than a sportfishing licence or sturgeon fishing licence, or

                                     (iii)    removed directly from waters where they were kept under the authority of a fish culture licence.

AR 203/97 s19;74/98;204/2005;34/2016

Fishing‑related restrictions

19.05(1)  The criteria prescribed for the purpose of section 11(2)(d) of the Act are that the fish were not taken from water vested in the Crown in right of Alberta.

(2)  A person shall not be in possession of fish to which subsection (1) applies but that were taken from water vested in the Crown in right of Alberta.

AR 34/2016 s15

Competitive Fishing

Qualifications for licence application

19.1   An applicant for a competitive fishing event licence must be

                               (a)    an adult individual who is a resident of Alberta, or

                              (b)    a body incorporated, registered or continued under the Business Corporations Act or a body incorporated under the Societies Act.

AR 165/2006 s7

Notice to participants

19.2   The holder of a competitive fishing event licence shall give notice to each competitive fishing event participant, before or at the time when that participant is recorded as such, of the terms and conditions of the licence that apply to that participant by providing that participant with a copy of those terms and conditions.

AR 165/2006 s7;67/2008

Representatives of licence holder

19.25   Notwithstanding anything in this Regulation, the holder of a competitive fishing event licence may designate any assistant referred to in section 18(2) of the Act to carry out any of its clerical duties under the Act and the regulations, including the issuing of instruments referred to in section 5(6) and the giving of notices under section 19.2.

AR 67/2008 s6

Active participation and holding out

19.3(1)  In addition to section 11.1(3) of the Act, an individual, whether or not a competitive fishing event participant, who

                               (a)    actively takes part or purports or appears to take part in competitive fishing, or

                              (b)    holds himself or herself out as a competitive fishing event participant or as a person recorded for the purposes of section 2(1)(a.3) of the Ministerial Regulation,

is subject to the terms and conditions of the competitive fishing event licence.

(2)  An individual referred to in subsection (1) who does not comply with a term or condition of the competitive fishing event licence referred to in subsection (1) is guilty of an offence.

(3)  An individual referred to in subsection (1) who is a competitive fishing event participant is not guilty of the offence established by subsection (2) if he or she establishes that he or she was not notified of the terms and conditions of the licence.

AR 165/2006 s7;34/2016

Participant exemptions and prevalence of terms and conditions

19.4(1)  A competitive fishing event participant, to the extent that that individual is fishing in accordance with all the terms and conditions of the competitive fishing event licence and is otherwise lawfully engaged in fishing, is exempt

                               (a)    if applicable (and except to the extent required by those terms and conditions), from section 10(1) of the Act, and

                              (b)    from the federal sportfishing rules notwithstanding those rules.

(2)  In subsection (1)(b), “federal sportfishing rules” means, with reference to the Alberta Fishery Regulations, 1998 (Canada) (SOR/98‑246), Part 3 and the related Schedules, and the interpretation provisions elsewhere of the terms supporting the construction of those provisions.

(3)  To any extent that the terms or conditions of a competitive fishing event licence are inconsistent with the terms or conditions of any other licence that a competitive fishing event participant may hold, the former prevails against the latter in a competitive fishing event.

AR 67/2008 s7

Commercial Fishing

Commercial licences — eligibility and authorization

20(1)  An applicant for a commercial fishing licence, commercial fishing lake licence, Metis commercial fishing licence or a commercial bait fishing licence must be a resident of Alberta.

(2)  One of the grounds on which the Minister may reject an application is if an applicant for a licence referred to in subsection (1) does not provide the relevant information requested by the Minister, including but not restricted to the applicant’s status and the intended use of the licence.

(3)  An applicant for a commercial fishing lake licence must hold a commercial fishing licence that is valid for the area of Alberta where the lake is located.

(4)  A commercial fishing licence or a Metis commercial fishing licence do not authorize fishing except in a lake specified in a commercial fishing lake licence issued pursuant to that commercial fishing licence or Metis commercial fishing licence.

(5)  In order for a Metis commercial licence to be issued

                               (a)    the application must be approved by the Minister,

                              (b)    the applicant must be a Metis settlement member, as defined in the Metis Settlements Act, and

                               (c)    the settlement council of the settlement where the applicant resides must, pursuant to section 133(1) of the Metis Settlements Act, request that the licence be issued.

Commercial fishing lake licences

21(1)  A commercial fishing lake licence authorizes the licence holder to engage in fishing for commercial purposes in the body of water specified in the licence.

(2)  The only body of water that may be specified in a commercial fishing lake licence that is issued to a person who holds a Metis commercial fishing licence but does not hold a commercial fishing licence is a body of water that is in or adjacent to a Metis settlement.

AR 203/97 s21;34/2016

Commercial bait fishing licence — authorization

22   A commercial bait fishing licence authorizes the licence holder to engage in fishing for bait fish for commercial purposes in the body of water specified in the licence.

AR 203/97 s22;34/2016

Sale of fish taken under commercial licence

22.1   To the extent that a licence referred to in any of sections 20, 21 and 22 authorizes fishing, that licence is to be taken as authorizing its holder to sell the fish lawfully taken under that licence.

AR 34/2016 s17

23   Repealed AR 214/2002 s4.

Salvage Fishing

Salvage fishing licence

24(1)  If a fishery officer is of the opinion that fish are about to die, the Minister may issue a salvage fishing licence to a resident of Canada for the purpose of taking and retaining those fish for non‑commercial purposes.

(1.1)  If the Director or a person designated by the Director is of the opinion that fish pose an ecological concern or that their continued presence is not in the public interest, the Minister may issue a salvage fishing licence to a resident of Canada for the purpose of taking and retaining those fish.

(1.2)  Fish retained under a licence issued under subsection (1.1) must be disposed of in accordance with any conditions of the licence that are applicable to their disposition.

(2)  A person shall not apply for or hold more than one salvage fishing licence issued or to be issued under subsection (1) during the period from April 1 in one year to March 31 in the next.

(3)  A salvage fishing licence authorizes the licence holder to salvage the fish in the body of water and in the manner and in accordance with the conditions specified in the licence.

AR 203/97 s24;34/2016

Domestic Fishing

Domestic fishing licence

25(1)  A domestic fishing licence, other than a Metis domestic fishing licence, may be issued if the Minister is satisfied that the applicant is a resident of Alberta who is in dire need of fish for the purpose of providing food for

                               (a)    the applicant and members of the applicant’s family living with the applicant, and

                              (b)    animals owned by the applicant or members of the applicant’s family living with the applicant.

(1.1)  A Metis domestic fishing licence may be issued

                               (a)    to a settlement member who satisfies the Minister that he or she is resident in a settlement area, or

                              (b)    to an individual who satisfies the Minister that he or she is a recognized Metis harvester under the current version of a document entitled Métis Harvesting in Alberta issued by the Department and accessible on the Department’s website.

(1.2)  A Metis domestic fishing licence

                               (a)    issued under subsection (1.1)(a) may be used only for the purpose of fishing in accordance with, and subject to the restrictions imposed by, Part 5 of the Metis Settlements Act, or

                              (b)    issued under subsection (1.1)(b) may be used only for the purpose of providing food for

                                        (i)    the licence holder and members of his or her family living with him or her, and

                                      (ii)    animals owned by the licence holder or by members of his or her family living with him or her.

(1.3)  The eligibility criteria in subsection (1.1)(a) and the entitlements and restrictions in subsection (1.2)(a) are to be construed using the interpretation criteria expressed in and underlying the Metis Settlements Act.

(2)  No person shall possess fish taken under the authority of a domestic fishing licence for purposes other than those described in subsection (1) or (1.2)(a) or (b), as the case may be.

(3)  No person shall possess fish taken under the authority of a licence issued under the Fisheries Act (Canada) that authorizes the licence holder to take fish solely for the purpose of providing food for the licence holder’s personal use or for the use of their immediate family, except for that purpose.

(4)  The document referred to in subsection (1.1)(b) is to be treated as incorporated by reference in this Regulation.

AR 203/97 s25;214/2002;34/2016

Fish Stocking

Placing, keeping, etc., of cultured fish

26(1)  A fish stocking licence may be issued by the Minister that authorizes

                               (a)    the possession and transport of live cultured fish of a species specifically listed under category 1 of section 1 of Schedule 2 of the Ministerial Regulation, and

                              (b)    the placing of live cultured fish of a species mentioned in clause (a) into the bodies of water specified in the licence.

(2)  A body of water specified in a fish stocking licence may not include

                               (a)    contained waters,

                              (b)    water that forms part of a premises that is the subject of a fish culture licence, or

                               (c)    water that is not accessible to the public.

(3)  The Minister may refuse the issuance of a fish stocking licence for any reason that relates to environmental concerns or proposed activities involving the fish.

AR 203/97 s26;214/2002;65/2014

Fish Culture

Placing, keeping, etc., cultured fish

26.1   Subject to any exceptions provided by the Act or this Regulation, a person may place or keep live cultured fish in, or allow such fish to enter, water, but only under the authority of a licence and in accordance with the terms and conditions of that licence and that legislation.

AR 65/2014 s7

Fish culture licences

27(1)  Subject to section 28, a recreational fish culture licence holder may acquire and keep those cultured fish specifically listed under Category 1 of section 1 of Schedule 2 of the Ministerial Regulation that are specified in the licence, in the bodies of water and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the licence.

(2)  Subject to section 28 and the Public Health Act, a class A commercial fish culture licence holder may

                               (a)    acquire, propagate, rear and keep those cultured fish and their live eggs specifically listed under Category 1 of section 1 of Schedule 2 of the Ministerial Regulation that are specified in the licence, in the bodies of water and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the licence,

                              (b)    sell dead cultured fish referred to in clause (a), and

                               (c)    subject to section 31, sell the live cultured fish and eggs referred to in clause (a) to the holder of a class A, class B or class C commercial fish culture licence, to the holder of a recreational fish culture licence or to a premises that holds a food handling permit under the Food Regulation (AR 31/2006).

(3)  Subject to section 28 and the Public Health Act, a class B commercial fish culture licence holder may

                               (a)    acquire, propagate, rear and keep those cultured fish and their live eggs listed in sections 1 and 2.1 of Schedule 2 of the Ministerial Regulation that are specified in the licence, in the contained waters, during the times and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the licence,

                              (b)    sell dead cultured fish described in clause (a), and

                               (c)    sell live cultured fish and live fish eggs of cultured fish described in clause (a) to the holder of a class B commercial fish culture licence or to a premises that holds a food handling permit under the Food Regulation (AR 31/2006).

(4)  Subject to section 28 and the Public Health Act, a class C commercial fish culture licence holder may

                               (a)    acquire and keep those cultured fish specifically listed under Category 1 of section 1 of Schedule 2 of the Ministerial Regulation that are specified in the licence, in the bodies of water and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the licence, and

                              (b)    sell dead cultured fish described in clause (a).

AR 203/97 s27;214/2002;204/2005;65/2014;34/2016

Keeping of cultured fish

28   The Minister may refuse the keeping of any kind of cultured fish under the authority of a fish culture licence.

Fish Health Management Plans

28.1(1)  In this section, “plan” means a Fish Health Management Plan respecting the operation of a class A or class B commercial fish culture premises that is submitted by an applicant for a class A or class B commercial fish culture licence.

(2)  A plan must be submitted in the manner and form required by the Minister.

(3)  A class A or class B commercial fish culture licence may be issued for a term that expires on March 31 following

                               (a)    the fourth anniversary of the effective date of its issue if a plan in relation to that licence has been approved by the Director for that specific upcoming term, or

                              (b)    otherwise, the effective date of its issue.

(4)  The Director may modify a plan before or after the issuing of a licence.

(5)  Where a plan has been approved, the class A or class B commercial fish culture licence holder shall operate the premises in accordance with, and follow the conditions of, the approved plan.

AR 65/2014 s9

Applications respecting fish culture licences

29(1)  One of the grounds for which the Minister may reject an application is if an applicant for a fish culture licence does not provide the relevant information requested by the Minister, including but not limited to the applicant’s status and the intended use of the licence.

(2)  An applicant who wishes to keep, under a fish culture licence, a species of freshwater‑dwelling fish that is not referred to in section 1 of Schedule 2 of the Ministerial Regulation must satisfy the Director that the kind of fish, the manner of propagating, rearing and keeping the fish and the place where the fish are to be kept does not endanger the health of any other fish, animal or person and is not an ecological threat or genetic danger to other wild or cultured fish.

(2.1)  An applicant who wishes to keep, under a class B commercial fish culture licence or a research licence, a species of saltwater‑dwelling fish that is referred to in section 2.1 of Schedule 2 of the Ministerial Regulation must have the authorization to do so of the Director or a person designated by the Director.

(2.2)  In order to receive the authorization referred to in subsection (2.1), the applicant must satisfy the Director or designated person that the kind of fish, the manner of propagating, rearing and keeping the fish and the place where the fish are to be kept, do not endanger the health of any other fish or other animal or person and are not an ecological threat or genetic danger to other wild or cultured fish.

(3)  A fish culture licence may be approved only to authorize the keeping of live cultured fish of a species listed in section 1 or 2.1 of Schedule 2 of the Ministerial Regulation.

(4)  The Director may waive the requirement of subsection (2) or (2.2) if the Director is of the opinion that satisfactory information has already been provided in relation to that species of fish and the fish is defined as a cultured fish in Schedule 2 of the Ministerial Regulation.

AR 203/97 s29;65/2014;34/2016

Possession and sale of live cultured fish for human consumption

30   A person shall not possess live fish that are cultured fish for direct or indirect sale for human consumption or sell such fish unless

                               (a)    the person holds a commercial fish culture licence that authorizes it, or

                              (b)    the person does not hold such a licence but receives the fish from the premises of the holder of a licensed class A or class B commercial fish culture licence and

                                        (i)    the fish are held in not more than 5 contained waters in a premises identified in a food handling permit under the Food Regulation (AR 31/2006), and

                                      (ii)    not more than 100 fish are kept in each such contained water.

AR 203/97 s30;214/2002;204/2005;65/2014;34/2016

Classes A and B commercial fish culture premises restrictions

31(1)  No person shall dispose of or sell live fish from a class A commercial fish culture premises, except to

                               (a)    a recreational fish culture licence holder,

                              (b)    a commercial fish culture licence holder,

                               (c)    a research licence holder,

                              (d)    a fish stocking licence holder,

                               (e)    a person authorized to receive fish under section 30(b), or

                               (f)    a person who is authorized to possess the fish in another jurisdiction and who is obtaining the fish for immediate removal from Alberta.

(2)  No person other than the licence holder of, or an individual who is gainfully employed to work in, class A or class B commercial fish culture premises shall fish by angling in those fish culture premises.

AR 203/97 s31;214/2002;65/2014;34/2016

Disposal and possession of live fish from class C
commercial premises

31.1   No person shall sell or otherwise dispose of or possess live fish that were taken from a class C commercial fish culture premises.

AR 65/2014 s13

Fish culture licences and restricted waters

32   A class A or class C commercial fish culture licence or a recreational fish culture licence may not be issued for restricted waters unless that issuance has been approved by the Director or a person designated by the Director.

AR 203/97 s32;61/2007;65/2014

Fish culture licences and specific source and contained waters

33(1)  A fish culture licence may not be issued unless the fish to be kept, reared or grown pursuant to the licence will be held in specific source waters or contained waters.

(2)  A fish culture licence may not be issued

                               (a)    for an area of water exceeding 640 contiguous acres, or

                              (b)    if, in the opinion of the Director, the licence would interfere with any other use of the water.

AR 203/97 s33;34/2016

Class B commercial fish culture licence requirements

34(1)  A class B commercial fish culture licence holder shall not allow water used in the fish culture premises to be discharged where the water would either directly or indirectly enter a body of water where fish may be present unless

                               (a)    the body of water is within his licensed premises, or

                              (b)    the water that is discharged is treated to the satisfaction of the Director.

(2)  A class B commercial fish culture licence holder must display a copy of the class B commercial fish culture licence in an obvious location at the fish culture premises.

AR 203/97 s34;34/2016

Residence requirement for fish culture licences

35   A person must be a resident of Alberta to apply for or hold a recreational fish culture licence or a commercial fish culture licence.

Aquatic species import licence requirement for
certain importations

36   A person shall not import live fish or live fish eggs of a species specifically listed under Category 1 or Category 2 of section 1 or in section 2.1 of Schedule 2 to the Ministerial Regulation unless that person has a aquatic species import licence that authorizes that importation and unless those fish or eggs, as the case may be, are destined to

                               (a)    a facility whose owner holds that licence and where that licence authorizes their keeping, or

                              (b)    another location where they may be legally possessed.

AR 203/97 s36;65/2014;34/2016

Acquisition of live cultured fish or eggs by fish culture
licence holder

37   No fish culture licence holder shall acquire any live cultured fish or live eggs of a cultured fish unless they are obtained from

                               (a)    a commercial fish culture licence holder who is authorized to sell the fish or fish eggs in accordance with section 27(2)(c), (3)(c) or (4)(b), as the case may be,

                              (b)    a fish culture facility outside of Alberta that is approved by the Director,

                               (c)    a Government fish culture facility with the approval of the Director, or

                              (d)    a research licence holder and the research licence under which the fish are held authorizes the transfer of the fish.

AR 203/97 s37;34/2016

Use of chemicals to capture or kill cultured fish

38   No person shall use a chemical to capture or kill cultured fish unless use of the chemical is expressly authorized under the Fish Toxicant Regulations (SOR/88‑258) under the Fisheries Act (Canada).

AR 203/97 s38;34/2016

Fish stock from public water

39   No person shall take, use or attempt to use live fish or fish eggs taken from water vested in the Crown in right of Alberta for stocking a fish culture premises.

AR 203/97 s39;34/2016

Report of discovery of diseased or escaped fish

40   The holder of a fish culture licence, the person in charge of live fish at a licensed fish culture premises, the holder of a research licence who possesses live fish or the holder of a food handling permit under the Food Regulation (AR 31/2006) in charge of a food establishment where live cultured fish are possessed must, immediately on discovery of diseased fish at the premises or in that person’s possession, or immediately on discovery of an escape of fish, report that fact to the Director.

AR 203/97 s40;214/2002;204/2005;65/2014;34/2016

Aquatic species import licence

40.1(1)  An aquatic species import licence may be issued under section 12(1) of the Act to a person to import live cultured fish referred to in section 36 provided that they are to be immediately transported to a location identified in section 36(a) or (b).

(2)  An aquatic species import licence may be issued to allow the importation of invasive organisms the possession of which is prohibited by section 11.02(1) of the Act without a licence if

                               (a)    the importation is for the purposes of research or education,

                              (b)    the applicant submits a written plan describing the purposes of the importation,

                               (c)    the plan referred to in clause (b) has been approved by the Director or a person designated by the Director, and

                              (d)    a licence has been issued prior to the importation that authorizes the possession of the invasive organisms at a specific location in Alberta.

AR 34/2016 s30

Research

Research licence

41(1)  A research licence authorizes the licence holder

                               (a)    to fish or collect invasive organisms,

                              (b)    to possess live fish or invasive organisms live or dead if the licence specifically authorizes it, in accordance with the conditions stated in the licence, and

                               (c)    to carry out any other activities allowed by terms or conditions established under section 3(1)(h) in the licence.

(2)  A research licence may be issued for research or educational purposes to a person who submits a plan that has been approved by the Director or a person designated by the Director.

AR 203/97 s41;65/2014;34/2016

42  Repealed AR 34/2016 s33.

43 to 47   Repealed AR 34/2016 s35.

Invasive Species Possession Licence

Invasive species possession licence

47.1(1)  The Minister or a person authorized by the Minister may issue an invasive species possession licence to a person

                               (a)    whose possession of an invasive organism would, but for the holding of that licence, constitute a contravention of section 11.02(1) of the Act, and

                              (b)    who reported to the Director the fact of the contravention, or what would be such a contravention, as soon as the person became aware of the facts underlying that contravention or would be contravention.

(2)  An invasive species possession licence authorizes its holder to possess the specific invasive organism referred to in subsection (1).

(3)  An invasive species possession licence may be issued only once to a person referred to in subsection (1) and is not renewable.

AR 34/2016 s36

Part 2
Fish Handling and Quality

48 to 50   Repealed AR 34/2016 s37.

Importation of fish for human consumption and
receptacle marking

51(1)  With the exception of fish previously purchased by the Corporation, a person shall not import into Alberta any fish intended for human consumption that were taken by a commercial fisher, as defined in section 1(1)(b)(ii) of the Act, unless

                               (a)    they are in a receptacle that is labelled in accordance with subsection (2), and

                              (b)    there is a record with respect to the fish described in section 29 of the Act.

(2)  A receptacle required by subsection (1)(a) must be clearly marked at both ends

                               (a)    with the lake of origin of the fish,

                              (b)    with the common name of the fish,

                               (c)    with the net weight of the fish in the receptacle,

                              (d)    with the day, month and year the fish were packed,

                               (e)    with the name and address of the person, other than the person referred to in subsection (1), by or for whom the fish is produced or packed or by whom it is distributed, and

                               (f)    in the case of whitefish, in accordance with the Fish Inspection Regulations (C.R.C., c.802) under the Fish Inspection Act (Canada).

(3)  A person shall not mark a receptacle required by subsection (1)(a) in a manner that the person knows is false, misleading or deceptive.

AR 203/97 s51;251/2001;34/2016

Fish unfit for human consumption

52(1)  A person shall not process, transport or conduct any transaction dealing with fish that is intended for human consumption if

                               (a)    that fish has a rancid, abnormal, offensive or objectionable odour or flavour or a textural defect associated with spoilage, or

                              (b)    an executive officer or inspector under the Public Health Act or an inspector of the Corporation has communicated his or her opinion that that fish is unfit for human consumption.

(2)  A person who transports fish, other than fish offal, for disposal as waste or for sale for other than human consumption must transport it in receptacles that are labelled as containing fish unfit for human consumption.

AR 203/97 s52;34/2016

Marketing of certain fish for human consumption

53(1)  No person shall market for human consumption fish taken from a lake set out in an item of Schedule 1 of a species listed in Column 2 or 3 of Schedule 1 for that item.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply

                               (a)    to fish sold to the Corporation, or

                              (b)    to fish listed in Column 2 of Schedule 1 that are infested with Triaenophorus crassus and have been processed to remove the cysts or have had their flesh ground to a fine uniform consistency.

AR 203/97 s53;34/2016

Ice fishing

54   A commercial fisher must, when fishing through the ice, pack and transport the fish in sanitary boxes.

AR 203/97 s54;251/2001

Direction by officer to discontinue fishing under commercial
fishing licence

55(1)  If a fishery officer is of the opinion that some of the fish being taken from a body of water under the authority of commercial fishing licences are unlikely to be sold or placed in effective cold storage, the fishery officer may direct those who are fishing under the licences to remove all the nets and set lines from the water and direct that further commercial fishing be discontinued until the fish already taken have been sold or placed in cold storage.

(2)  No person shall fail to comply with a direction from a fishery officer under subsection (1).

Commercial fishery boat requirements

56   A commercial fisher must

                               (a)    fish from a boat that is constructed and equipped so as to ensure that fish carried in it are kept out of the bilge,

                              (b)    carry adequate crushed ice in the boat and when he catches fish, immediately pack and ice the fish in sanitary boxes in his boat,

                               (c)    use a suitable covering for the fish in his boat,

                              (d)    ensure that the fish holds, pen boards and shelf boards or any other container or location where fish are held within his boat are

                                        (i)    smooth and constructed so as to facilitate proper cleaning,

                                      (ii)    non‑porous,

                                     (iii)    thoroughly cleaned, along with the deck, with clean water as soon as the boat has discharged its fish, and

                                     (iv)    treated with a disinfecting agent after a cleaning with water each day,

                                  and

                               (e)    ensure that the fish are adequately packed and covered in crushed ice in sanitary boxes when they are removed from the boat and are transported from the lakeshore.

AR 203/97 s56;251/2001

Game fish possession requirements against spoilage

57(1)  No person who is in possession of a game fish shall allow its edible flesh to be wasted, destroyed, spoiled or abandoned.

(2)  This section does not apply to

                               (a)    repealed AR 34/2016 s41,

                              (b)    fish taken or held under the authority of a research licence unless specified otherwise in conditions attached to the licence,

                               (c)    the disposal of fish at the direction of a fishery officer,

                              (d)    fish that undergo taxidermy, and

                               (e)    fish kept under a fish culture licence.

AR 203/97 s57;34/2016

Setting of gill net requirements

58(1)  No person shall set a gill net unless the person removes any fish from the net

                               (a)    at least once each day after the day it is set if the net is set in water that is not covered with ice,

                              (b)    at least once every 48 hours after it is set if the net is set in ice‑covered water, or

                               (c)    notwithstanding clauses (a) and (b), within the period or periods, if any, specified in the licence or in any attachment to the licence.

(1.1)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who is lawfully taking cultured fish.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a fishery officer may order a person who sets a gill net to

                               (a)    remove any fish from the net at any time, and

                              (b)    remove any net or set line from any water.

(3)  Repealed AR 34/2016 s42.

AR 203/97 s58;214/2002;34/2016

Handling, marketing, etc., of fish illegally dealt with

59(1)  A person shall not knowingly handle, market, process, store, transport, preserve, dispose of or sell fish taken, sold or disposed of contrary to this Act or the Fisheries Act (Canada).

(2)  The fish referred to in subsection (1) include fish represented or held out by a person as having been taken, or as being sold or disposed of contrary to this Act or the Fisheries Act (Canada).

AR 203/97 s59;34/2016

Transportation of game or cultured fish

60(1)  No person shall transport or cause to be transported any game fish or cultured fish in a conveyance unless

                               (a)    the person is carrying a bill of lading signed by the licence holder who taken the fish or an invoice issued by a commercial fish culture licence holder who sold the fish,

                              (b)    the person has taken or kept the fish pursuant to a licence,

                           (b.1)    the fish are live cultured fish that are the subject of a aquatic species import licence or a fish stocking licence and are being transported to the destination indicated in that licence and the transporter is carrying a copy of that licence, or

                               (c)    there is a bill of lading or invoice attached to the outside of the receptacle in which the fish are transported.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply

                               (a)    to fish that have been sold by a restaurant or a retail outlet, other than a licensed fish culture facility;

                              (b)    to a person who is carrying a statement described in section 29 of the Act that includes the date that the fish were taken or sold;

                               (c)    to a taxidermized fish.

(3)  The bill of lading or invoice described in subsection (1) must set out

                               (a)    the type and number of the licence under which the fish were taken or kept,

                              (b)    the quantity and species of the fish,

                               (c)    the points of origin and destination of the fish, and

                              (d)    the date on which the fish is to be transported.

(4)  A person who transports game fish or cultured fish must, when requested by a fishery officer, produce to the fishery officer the licence pursuant to which the fish were taken or kept or the invoice or bill of lading required under this section.

AR 203/97 s60;65/2014;34/2016

Part 3
Expiry

61   Repealed AR 34/2016 s46.


Expiry

62   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be re‑passed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on October 31, 2026.

AR 203/97 s62;214/2002;182/2012;170/2014;150/2015;
34/2016

63   Repealed AR 34/2016 s48.

Schedule 1

Item

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

No.

 

 

 

 

Lakes

Species

Species

 

 

 

 

 1

AMISK

 

Northern Pike

 

(68‑18‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2

ATHABASCA

Lake Whitefish

 

 

(117‑I‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3

BISTCHO

Lake Whitefish

 

 

(124‑6‑W6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 4

CALLING

Lake Whitefish

 

 

(72‑22‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 5

EDWARDS

 

Northern Pike

 

(75‑9‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 6

ELINOR

 

Northern Pike

 

(64‑11‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 7

ETHEL

 

Northern Pike

 

(64‑3‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 8

FROG

Lake Whitefish

 

 

(57‑3‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 9

GLOVER

 

Northern Pike

 

(75‑9‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

GOODFISH

Lake Whitefish

 

 

(89‑5‑W5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

HAIG

Lake Whitefish

 

 

(91‑14‑W5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

HELENA

Lake Whitefish

Walleye

 

(66‑11‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

HILDA

Lake Whitefish

Walleye

 

(63‑3‑W4)

Tullibee

 

 

 

 

 

14

IRONWOOD

 

Northern Pike

 

(65‑11‑W4)

 

Walleye

 

 

 

 

15

KEHEWIN

Lake Whitefish

 

 

(59‑7‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

LAC LA BICHE

Tullibee

 

 

(68‑15‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

LESSER SLAVE

Lake Whitefish

 

 

(74‑11‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

LONG

Lake Whitefish

 

 

(90‑2‑W5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

MOOSE

 

Northern Pike

 

(61‑7‑W4)

 

Walleye

 

 

 

 

20

MUSKWA

 

Northern Pike

 

(68‑18‑W5)

 

Walleye

 

 

 

 

21

NIPISI

Tullibee

 

 

(78‑7‑W5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

NORTH BUCK

Tullibee

 

 

(66‑17‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

NORTH WABASCA

Lake Whitefish

 

 

(82‑4‑W5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

RATTLESNAKE

 

Northern Pike

 

(12‑8‑W5)

 

Walleye

 

 

 

 

25

ROCK ISLAND

Tullibee

 

 

(75‑22‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

ROLLING HILLS

 

Northern Pike

 

(16‑14‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

SANDY

Lake Whitefish

 

 

(79‑22‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

SAWN

Lake Whitefish

 

 

(92‑12‑W5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

SKELETON

Lake Whitefish

 

 

(65‑18‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

SOUTH WABASCA

Tullibee

 

 

(80‑24‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

ST. MARYS

 

Walleye

 

(4‑24‑W4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

VANDERSTEENE

Lake Whitefish

 

 

(88‑3‑W5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

WEST TWIN

Lake Whitefish

 

 

(90‑4‑W5)

 

 

AR 203/97 Sched.1;214/2002

Schedule 2   Repealed AR 74/98 s6.