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.

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R v. Decker, 2007 NLTD 71

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

This case involved a seal hunter who was unable to accommodate an observer because he already had a crew of ten and his Canadian Steamship Inspection (CSI) certificate only allowed him to have seven people on board. At trial, the summary conviction court acquitted the accused on the basis that D.F.O. ought to have provided reasonable notice prior to seeking …

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