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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Baker v. Smith, 2002 NSCA 98

In Contracts, Fish Cases on (Updated )

This case involved an application for specific performance of a contract to whereby a purchaser would fish a vendor’s snow crab licence and purchase it when it became transferable. The Court of Appeal upheld the ruling of the trial judge refusing to enforce the contract for the following reasons: There was no agreement or “meeting of the minds” on an …

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