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R v. Oldford, 2005 NLTD 38

In Fish Cases, Fishing Prohibitions, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved a commercial lobster fish harvester and his son who plead guilty to catching five lobster for personal consumption (two of which were undersize) five days before the lobster season was scheduled to open. At the initial sentence hearing in Provincial Court, the court imposed fines of $2,500 and $1,100 for the father and son respectively and ordered …

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