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R v. Elijah Douglas Shanoss, 2002 BCPC 316

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

This case involved an aboriginal defence to a charge of selling salmon caught without a fishing licence. At the time the offence took place, the accused was a member of the Gixsan First Nation that had signed an Interim Fisheries Measures Agreement and a subsequent allocation agreement that, amongst other things provided that during the 1995 fishing season, the GWWA …

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