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Oceans Act

Version of section 2 from 2003-04-01 to 2014-03-31:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

artificial island

île artificielle

artificial island means any man-made extension of the seabed or a seabed feature, whether or not the extension breaks the surface of the superjacent waters; (île artificielle)



Department means the Department of Fisheries and Oceans; (ministère)

federal laws


federal laws includes Acts of Parliament, regulations as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Interpretation Act  and any other rules of law within the jurisdiction of Parliament, but does not include ordinances within the meaning of the Northwest Territories Act  or laws of the Legislature of Yukon or of the Legislature for Nunavut; (droit)



law, in respect of a province, includes a law or rule of law from time to time in force in the province, other than federal laws, and the provisions of any instrument having effect under any such law; (droit)

marine installation or structure

ouvrages en mer

marine installation or structure includes

  • (a) any ship and any anchor, anchor cable or rig pad used in connection therewith,

  • (b) any offshore drilling unit, production platform, subsea installation, pumping station, living accommodation, storage structure, loading or landing platform, dredge, floating crane, pipelaying or other barge or pipeline and any anchor, anchor cable or rig pad used in connection therewith, and

  • (c) any other work or work within a class of works prescribed pursuant to paragraph 26(1)(a); (ouvrages en mer)



Minister means the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans; (ministre)



ship includes any description of vessel, boat or craft designed, used or capable of being used solely or partly for marine navigation without regard to method or lack of propulsion. (navire)

  • 1996, c. 31, s. 2
  • 1993, c. 28, s. 78
  • 1998, c. 15, s. 35
  • 2002, c. 7, s. 223
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