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R v. Hung Nguyen, Surrey Reg. No. 94940-01 (B.C. Prov. Ct.)

In Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

In a prosecution under the Fisheries Act for fishing in U.S. waters, the Crown neglected to enter a document entitled “vessel licence” (presumably a Department of Transport licence). As a result, the court acquitted the accused on the basis of a failure of the Crown to prove that the fishing vessel was subject to the jurisdiction of Canada. In making …

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