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R v. Burroughs, [2000] BCSC 1428

In Fish Cases, Miscellaneous, Offences on (Updated )

This case involved a charge of fishing with a herring gillnet having a mesh size of less than 57 mm contrary to s. 42(1)(d) of the Pacific Fishery Regulations. Evidence was led by the Crown that the net in question was measured by two different fisheries officers one of whom measured the net vertically while the other measured it horizontally. …

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