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. Nguyen, 2006 BCSC 1500

In Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved a charge against a crab fish harvester who was caught hauling his crab traps more than once per day contrary to the conditions of his crab licence. During final argument after electing to call no evidence, defence counsel objected to the charge on the grounds that it did not disclose an offence known to law. In particular, …

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R v. Beck, (2009) NWTSC 26

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This case involved a accused charged with "[o]n or about September 19, 2006 . . . [d]id set unmarked fishing gear . . .". At trial, the Trial Judge refused an application under s. 601(3) of the Criminal Code to amend the Information to insert the words "operate or leave unattended" after the word "set". He did so on the …

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