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R v. Raymond, [2006] NBPC 27

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

This case involved a trawl vessel that commenced fishing in a area where a lobster vessel had already set a string of traps. After entangling its trawl gear in the string of lobster traps, charges were laid under s. 37(1) of the Atlantic Fishery Regulations for failing to maintain a distance of at least one-half nautical mile between the trawl …

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