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Wild Life Regulations (Amendment)
Under the authority of section 7 of the Wild Life Act, the minister, with the approval of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, makes the following regulations.
Robert C. Thompson
1. (1) Paragraph 2(d.2) of the Wild Life Regulations is amended by striking out the word "resident" and substituting the word "person".
(2) Paragraph 2(d.3) of the regulations is amended by striking out the words "resident of the province" and substituting the word "person".
(3) Section 2 of the regulations is amended by adding immediately after paragraph (d.1) the following:
(d.02) "designated angler" means a person who holds an inland fishery licence, river specific inland fishery licence or a family inland fishery licence and is designated by a disabled angler to angle and retain a species of fish that the disabled angler is permitted by law to catch and retain;
(4) Section 2 of the regulations is amended by adding immediately after paragraph (d.2) the following:
(d.03) "disabled angler" means a person who is
(i) permanently legally blind, or
(ii) permanently mobility impaired, and
who holds an inland fishery licence, river specific inland fishery licence or a family inland fishery licence;
2. The regulations are amended by adding immediately after section 8 the following:
8.1 (1) A disabled angler may specify one designated angler to angle and retain the species set out in the disabled angler's licence, in the area permitted and within the bag limits set by law.
(2) A designated angler shall
(a) keep within 100 metres of the disabled angler, except when in pursuit of a fish that has been hooked for the disabled angler;
(b) possess the licence and tags of the disabled angler while angling for that disabled angler; and
(c) immediately affix and lock a tag to a salmon caught for the disabled angler in the manner described in subsection 6(3).
(3) Where a designated angler retains and tags a salmon, the disabled angler shall immediately take possession of and retain the salmon.
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