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Dugas (Re Bankruptcy) v., 2004 NBCA 15

In Contracts, Fish Cases, Fisheries Practice on (Updated )

This case involved a bankrupt fisher who because of poor health, arranged for another person to fish his crab licence. At issue was the extent to which the trustee in bankruptcy could collect the revenue received from the licence revenue. Although it was agreed that the licence itself was exempt from seizure (see s. 2 of the Bankruptcy Act), the …

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