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Marine Activities in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Regulations

Version of section 1 from 2006-03-22 to 2016-12-31:

 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.


Act means the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Act. (Loi)

cargo ship

cargo ship has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Canada Shipping Act. (navire de charge)

commercial vessel

commercial vessel means a vessel, other than a kayak, used by a marine tour business or shuttle service to carry passengers or to provide services for compensation. (bateau commercial)

disturbance of a marine mammal

disturbance of a marine mammal means any undue interruption, alteration or disruption of the normal behaviour of a marine mammal, in particular its social, swimming, breathing, diving, resting, feeding, nursing or reproductive behaviour, and includes separating a marine mammal from a group or passing between an adult marine mammal and a young marine mammal. (dérangement d’un mammifère marin)

endangered marine mammal

endangered marine mammal means a marine mammal of a species or population of marine mammals that is designated as endangered or threatened in the List of Canadian Species at Risk, November, 2000, published by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, as amended from time to time. (mammifère marin en voie de disparition)


Fjord means the Saguenay Fjord described in the schedule. (fjord)

marine mammal

marine mammal means any cetacean or pinniped. (mammifère marin)

marine tour business

marine tour business means any trade, industry, employment or service, whether or not for profit, relating to the observation from the water or air of plants, animals or the landscape or seabed of the park or cultural resources in the park, other than such trade, industry, employment or service when carried out by a person on behalf of the superintendent for the purposes of the management of the park, and includes excursions, cruises, fishing, diving, kayaking and flights over the park in the course of that trade, industry, employment or service. (entreprise d’excursions en mer)

observation area

observation area means an area consisting of two or more overlapping or contiguous observation zones. ((secteur d’observation))

observation mode

observation mode means, in respect of a vessel, the mode that describes the state of the vessel when the operator, for the purpose of observing a cetacean, permits the vessel to approach the cetacean within a distance of less than 400 m. (mode d’observation)

observation zone

observation zone means a moving circular zone that exists around a vessel while it is in observation mode in the park, other than in the Fjord, and has a radius of one nautical mile measured from the vessel to the perimeter of the zone. (zone d’observation)


operator, in respect of a vessel, means the person who has the command or control of the vessel. (pilote)


permit means a marine tour business permit, shuttle service permit, scientific research permit or special activity permit issued by the Minister under subsection 10(1) of the Act. (permis)

shuttle service

shuttle service means a shuttle service that is operated for the purpose of carrying passengers by water for compensation. (service de navette)

special activity

special activity means a planned, temporary activity or event held in the park, including a parade, regatta, show, film production or promotion and sports event. (activité spéciale)


vessel means a watercraft of any description that is used or capable of being used for navigation, without regard to its method of propulsion or whether it lacks a means of propulsion, and includes air cushion vehicles. (bateau)


year means a period of 12 consecutive months beginning on April 1. (année)

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