R v. Douglas

In Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved charges of both fishing in a closed area and possession of illegal fish against three members of the Cheam First Nation. At the end of the Crown’s case the defence brought a no evidence motion. In dismissing the no evidence motion, the court applied the broad definition of fishing contained in The Ship “Frederick Gerring Jr. v. Canada (1897) 27 S.C.R. 271 as will as the definition of “possession” contained in section 4(3) of the Criminal Code. It also discussed the applicability of s. 21(1) of the Criminal Code (aiding and abetting).