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R v. Puratich, Port Alberni Registry No. 30568(B.C. Prov. Ct.)

In Due Diligence, Fish Cases, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved charges against a fisherman of landing halibut contrary to his commercial trawl licence on three different occasions. This licence provided that the fisherman could land an unlimited amount of turbot but only a set quota of other species caught as a by-catch. When these quotas are reached the vessel must stop fishing. The vessel is not allowed …

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