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. Ralph, 2008 NLTD 10

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

This case involved a fish harvester who was convicted at trial of conducting fishing activity while not being monitored by a Fisheries and Oceans approved Vessel Monitoring System ("VMS"). Upon summary conviction appeal, the appeal court held that the trial judge imposed too high a burden upon the fish harvester. The appeal court said as follows: A VMS system was …

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Shawn Ralph v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2008 NLTD 10

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

This case involved a fish harvester who was convicted at trial of conducting fishing activity while not being monitored by a Fisheries and Oceans approved Vessel Monitoring System ("VMS"). Upon summary conviction appeal, the appeal court held that the trial judge imposed too high a burden upon the fish harvester. The appeal court said as follows: A VMS system was …

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