R v. Balsom

In Fish Cases, Forfeiture, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved a a 71 year old man who was caught setting a net across a creek from which three trout were retrieved. He was fined $3,000 for illegally fishing with a net and $1,000 for illegal possession of three trout. After reviewing a number of authorities regarding forfeitures under the Fisheries Act and concluding that it had the discretion to order forfeiture, the court declined to make such an order.