This case involved two divers who were caught poaching 16 lobsters, three of which were short and one of which was a female with eggs. Upon entering guilty pleas, the sentencing judge imposed fines of $1,500 each plus forfeiture of a boat worth $5,000 and other gear worth $4,000 to $5,000.
Upon appeal, the court applied R. v. Gould  N.J. No. 318 to set aside the forfeiture order on the grounds that it was “out of line with others involving similar offences” (para. 41).