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: brad@marine-law.ca. 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.

Readers are urged to consult CanLii for updates to the cases digested on this site.

Minister of Fisheries and Oceans v. Ahousaht First Nation et al., 2014 FCA 211

In Aboriginal Rights/Defences, Fish Cases, Fisheries Practice on (Updated )

This case involved the appeal of a decision of the Federal Court issued on 28 February 2014 restraining the Minister of Fisheries from opening a commercial herring roe fishery(digested on this website). Since the commercial herring fishery was completed before the Crown requested an expedited appeal in June of 2014, the court ruled that there were no factors that would …

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R v. Francis, 2003 NSPC 20

In Aboriginal Rights/Defences, Fish Cases on (Updated )

This case involved charges against an aboriginal defendant from the Acadia First Nations for illegal fishing during a closed time for lobster near Savory Park in Digby County, Nova Scotia. At trial defences were raised based upon treaty rights, aboriginal rights and due diligence. With respect to treaty rights, since the defendant was not able to show that the Treaty …

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