The accused was charged with failing to return undersized crabs to the water " forthwith" . Because the crew were busy hauling traps off of the ground line, undersized crabs remained out of water for periods of 5 to 30 minutes before being measured and returned. The Court reviewed some of the definitions of " forthwith" and concluded that the …Full Summary
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This case involved a summary conviction appeal of an acquittal from charges of catching and retaining undersize clams. This case involved two fishermen who were in the water fishing for clams with a rake like tool at the time of apprehension. They had floating containers holding freshly picked clams, some of which were undersized. Despite the fact that the accuseds …Full Summary