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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Tucker v. Canada (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans), 2001 FCA 384

In Fish Cases, Judicial Review/Crown Liability on (Updated )

This case involved an action by a fisherman against the Minister of Fisheries for damages arising from a decision by the Minister requiring the fisherman to elect either to utilize an inshore fishing licence for groundfish or an offshore fishing licence for turbot. In reviewing the Minister’s discretionary power to issue licences under section 7 of the Fisheries Act, the …

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