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.

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R v. Vanbuskirk, 1999 CanLII 2346

In Due Diligence, Fish Cases, Offences on (Updated )

This case was a summary conviction appeal by a fisherman who was convicted of failing to provide an accurate hail of the round weight of his catch. In setting aside his conviction and ordering a new trial, the court relied upon the following test as set out in R. v. Doucette (24 November 1998) No. 745660 (N.S.Prov. Ct.): "Has the …

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