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.

Readers are urged to consult CanLii for updates to the cases digested on this site.

R v. Weaver, 2002 NBQB 137

In Fish Cases, Forfeiture, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved two divers who were caught poaching 16 lobsters, three of which were short and one of which was a female with eggs. Upon entering guilty pleas, the sentencing judge imposed fines of $1,500 each plus forfeiture of a boat worth $5,000 and other gear worth $4,000 to $5,000. Upon appeal, the court applied R. v. Gould [1998] …

Full Summary