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: 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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Jim Pattison Enterprises et al. v. British Columbia (Workers' Compensation Board), 2009 BCSC 88, 2011 BCCA 35

In Constitutional Cases, Fish Cases on (Updated )

This case involved a challenge to the constitutional validity of occupational health and safety regulations relating to commercial fishing vessels enacted pursuant to the British Columbia Workers’ Compensation Act. It involved one vessel that fished primarily in waters outside the British Columbia jurisdiction, but within Canadian territorial waters as well as other vessels that fished more than half their time …

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