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Roberts v. Andrews, 2003 BCSC 1002

In Fish Cases, Fisheries Practice on (Updated )

This case involved an application to set aside the arrest of a commercial fish packing vessel. The Plaintiff alleged that gillnet herring licences supplied to a herring joint venture for vessels that caught fish and then delivered them to the fish packer were necessaries or services supplied to the packer. The court rejected this argument and struck the in rem …

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