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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Burnell v. Canada (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans), 2014 BCSC 2014

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This case involved a class action by a group of halibut fishers against the Minister of Fisheries alleging that the halibut management scheme that held back 10 per cent of the halibut quota and assigned it to the Pacific Halibut Management Society was illegal and that it cost the fishers more to access the quota than it had under the …

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Saulnier v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2008 SCC 58

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This case involved the holder of a lobster licence, a herring licence, a swordfish licence and a mackerel licence, the combined value of which exceeded $600,000. Upon the holder of the licence making an assignment into bankruptcy (after being placed in receivership by the bank), an application was made by the Royal Bank for a declaration that these fishing licences …

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