These summaries of recent Fisheries law cases are prepared by Brad Caldwell of Caldwell & Co.,  401-815 Hornby Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2E6. Telephone (604) 689-8894,  E-mail: Papers related to Fisheries law and additional groupings of Fisheries law cases by sub-topic can be obtained at the full version of the website.

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R v. Ward, 2002 SCC 17

In Constitutional Cases, Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved a fisherman who was charged under section 27 of the Marine Mammals Regulations, SOR 56/93, passed pursuant to the Fisheries Act. This regulation prohibited the sale of, amongst other things, “blueback” seals, which are young hooded seals and whitecoats, which are young harp seals. The evidence lead at trial was that public opinion opposed to the killing …

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