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North Ridge Fishing Ltd. et al v. The Prosperity, 2000 B.C.S.C. 1124

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This case involved a collision between the net of the fishing vessel Savage Fisher (plaintiff) and the fishing vessel “Prosperity” in the 1997 herring seine fishery. This fishery was described by the trial judge as a “high stakes race . . . where from an opening ‘gun’, many vessels,sometimes dozens,would set their nets at speed in very close proximity during …

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