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Carpenter Fishing Co. et al v. Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, [1998] 2 FC 548

In Fish Cases, Judicial Review/Crown Liability on (Updated )

On December 23, 1997, a unanimous decision of the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the Carpenter Fishing Decision. Background Information This case involved a challenge to the Current Owner Restriction (C.O.R.) of the individual quota system (I.V.Q.) set up for the halibut fishery in 1990. When the I.V.Q. system was implemented, it allocated the total quota amongst the licence holders …

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