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R v. Ulybel Enterprises Ltd., 2001 SCC 56

In Fish Cases, Fisheries Practice, Forfeiture, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved a Canadian registered ship which was given a provisional registration in Panama without first obtaining a deletion certificate from the Canadian Registrar of Ships. It then fished in the NAFO fishing zone without a licence, which it could do legally if it was a foreign ship, but not as a Canadian ship. Pending the trial, the ship …

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