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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R v. Wheadon, 2006 NLTD 139

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This case involved two fish harvesters who were charged with failing to tag cod fish immediately after harvesting as required by their recreational fishing licences while fishing on inshore waters of Newfoundland. The case was defended primarily upon the grounds that the Federal Government did not have regulatory authority over the inshore cod fishery because of the fact that during …

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Bouzan v. Canada, 2007 NLCA 64

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This case involved two fish harvesters who were charged with failing to tag cod fish immediately after harvesting as required by their recreational fishing licences while fishing on inshore waters of Newfoundland. The case was defended primarily upon the grounds that the Federal Government did not have regulatory authority over the inshore cod fishery because of the fact that during …

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