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.

R v. Nikal, [1996] 1 SCR 1013

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

Editor’s Note: See also "Riparian Rights and Public Foreshore Use in the Administration of Aquatic Crown Land" Occasional Paper NO. 5 Revised March 1995 Province of British Columbia ( (link) [If this link does not work, the paper can be accessed by searching the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Lands website] For a historical case involving upholding the public right to fish for clams …

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