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R v. Hennebery, 2001 NSPC 25

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

This case involved the Atlantic Tuna fishery. As a result of an excessive swordfish by catch, D.F.O. negotiated a deal to get extra swordfish quota from Nova Scotia Swordfish Association. This allowed 12 vessels to continue fishing tuna, each with a swordfish by catch allowance of 1.2 tonnes. After being caught exceeding his quota, the accused attempted a due diligence …

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