These summaries of recent Fisheries law cases are prepared by Brad Caldwell of Caldwell & Co., 404-815 Hornby Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2E6. Telephone (604) 689-8894, E-mail: email@example.com CV: Link.
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R v. Oldford, 2005 NLTD 38
This case involved a commercial lobster fish harvester and his son who plead guilty to catching five lobster for personal consumption (two of which were undersize) five days before the lobster season was scheduled to open. At the initial sentence hearing in Provincial Court, the court imposed fines of $2,500 and $1,100 for the father and son respectively and ordered …Full Summary
R v. Grandy, 2005 NLTD 40
The accused was a commercial lobster fisherman who was caught hauling 14 unmarked lobster pots intermingled with his tagged pots. He plead guilty and a joint submission was made requesting: A fine of $2,000; Forfeiture of the 14 unmarked lobster pots; No forfeiture of his boat, motor and contents; and Prohibition from fishing for the first five days of the …Full Summary